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Nokia Now Exists Only In Movie Form

Someday—maybe next week—our children and/or our children’s children will look up from the FX channel’s infinite loop of The Matrix and ask: “What the hell is that banana-shaped hunk of space gray Neo’s talking into?” 

You’ll laugh, and sigh … and then feel really old remembering the Nokia 8110. Once considered a status symbol for early adopters, this particular model was already a couple of years old in 1999, when The Matrix hit theaters. 

Even with the sliding cover that Nokia added exclusively for the Wachowski’s prop department, the phone looks as ridiculously outdated as the brick-sized Motorola DynaTAC Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) lugs around in American Psycho (2000). 

See also: Goodbye, Nokia Lumia—Hello, Microsoft Lumia

Now that Microsoft’s sounded the death knell—changing the name of Nokia’s smartphone business, which it bought last year, to Microsoft Lumia—old movies and TV shows remain the only place Nokia will live on. Pay attention and you’ll notice Nokia products were actively placed in a lot of movies. lot of movies

Product Replacement

Each Nokia that catches our eye as we veg on the couch watching Alias on Netflix or some other crap is yet another reminder that the only thing constant about change is that it sucks. 

It means, for instances that the name Nokia, maker of the first mobile phone, may be remembered primarily as a product placement eyesore in Man of Steel (2013). The Nokia Lumia 925 is Superman’s cellphone of choice in a superhero reboot drowning in $160 million of brand promotions:

Product placement, when done right in a movie that does well, can be the best advertising a brand can hope for. (In the DVR age, nobody watches commercials anymore.) Alas, all the box office hits in which Nokia phones are prominently displays weren’t enough to save even the name. 

Yet in the movies, Nokia phones perform all kinds of amazing (fictional) feats. The ultimate feat of technology in Tron: Legacy (2010) isn’t the de-aging of Jeff Bridges. It’s how his character’s son breaks into a tech giant’s super servers using a Nokia N8. 

See also: An Ode To Jim Rockford’s Answering Machine

In fact, there’s no end of super heroism made possible with a Nokia device. In The Dark Knight (2008) Wayne Enterprises applied science head Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) enables his boss, Bruce Wayne (Oh, hey! Christian Bale) to infiltrate a high security company in China by purposely neglecting to pick up from reception his overclocked Nokia Tube 5800 when leaving the building. Operation Sky Hook ensues. 

Despite all the near-future technologies still fiction in the Minority Report (2002), it was the brand new Nokia 7650 Tom Cruise’s PreCrime cop used when he wasn’t rocking touch screens and interactive heads-up display.

In The Hurt Locker (2008), a guy uses a Nokia 1600 to detonate a bomb … which probably isn’t the best example of product placement in a movie:

 Equally questionable is the John Turturro’s Nokia N93i in Transformers (2007) which goes all evil Decepticon at an inopportune time.

Good times. Sadly, there will be no more of them, at least under the Nokia name.

 

 

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SearchCap: Google In The News, Bing Movie Carousel & Google PageRank Dead

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Bing Shows What’s Playing At The Movies, In Remake Of Google’s Own Film Carousel Bing has a new way of showing you what’s playing in your local…



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Searching For Movie Showtimes? Bing Scores 100% In Test, Google Only 70%

Looking for the next showing of “Jersey Boys”? If you’re searching for movie times, chances are you’ll have better luck finding them on Bing than searching for a movie on Google. After the producers for the documentary “America: Imagine the World Without Her”…



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SearchCap: Yelp’s Leaked Documents, Bing Movie Times & YP’s MyBook

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Leaked Documents Show How Yelp Thinks It’s Not Getting Screwed By Google Yelp may once again feel Google is robbing it of its fair share of search traffic,…



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Searching Movie Times? Bing Scores 100% For Showtime Results, Google Only 70%

Looking for the next showing of “Jersey Boys”? If you’re searching for movie times, chances are you’ll have better luck finding them on Bing than searching for a movie on Google. After the producers for the documentary “America: Imagine the World Without Her”…



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“America” Movie Filmmaker Sends Legal Demand For Google To Fix Showtime Results

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dinesh D’Souza’s movie, “America” is not coming up properly in the Google search results and as a result, they are getting complaints that the movie is not available in local theaters near movie-goers. Dinesh D’Souza’s lawyers sent a letter…



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SearchCap: Google AdWords Editor, Direct Is Organic Traffic & America Movie Not Found

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: “America” Movie Filmmaker Sends Legal Demand For Google To Fix Showtime Results The Hollywood Reporter writes that Dinesh D’Souza’s movie,…



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Dinesh D’Souza’s New America Movie Is Having Some SEO Problems – Mediaite


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Dinesh D'Souza's New America Movie Is Having Some SEO Problems
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Dinesh D'Souza's new movie America is experiencing some SEO problems, and the filmmaker's attorneys want Google to take care of the problem, like, yesterday. In a letter to Google, D'Souza, who recently pled guilty to a campaign finance charge, alleged …

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Seo Kang Jun to make his movie debut in ‘My Love, My Bride’ – allkpop


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Seo Kang Jun to make his movie debut in 'My Love, My Bride'
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Seo Kang Jun will play the role of a flower boy ('king car') teacher Jun Su who is Mi Young's (Shin Min Ah) art academy hoobae. Seo Kang Jun shared, "Since it's my first movie, I am really nervous… It is really an honor to work with good sunbaenims
Seo Kang Jun Cast in 'My Love My Bride' with Shin MinaYahoo Philippines News
Seo Kang Joon, First Bed Photo Shoot After DebutKpopStarz

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So Why Did All Those Movie Sites Lose Google Search Traffic?

Many movie-related sites recently saw their organic search traffic cut in half. Was it a Panda refresh? Was it something involving copyright? A new analysis reveals several potential reasons why these sites were impacted by Google’s algorithm.

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