Nokia was the only large phone manufacturer in the world to commit to selling phones running Microsoft's operating system. Now Microsoft is buying Nokia's mobile phone business. Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Men look at mobile phones at the Adjame market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The market for mobile telephones in developing countries has grown quickly, and now Facebook and Google are trying to get users to use the Internet on their devices. Issouf Sanogo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A phone booth serves as a free Wi-Fi hot spot in New York City's Columbus Circle. Anna Solo/ hide caption

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