"Al Hilwa, an analyst at IDC, noted the price was almost too good to pass up for Microsoft, which ended up paying less for Nokia's smartphone business than the $8.5 billion it did for the communications service Skype in 2011.Microsoft to Buy Nokia Mobile Business in $7 Billion Deal - WSJ.com
The analyst doesn't expect Mr. Elop's return to Microsoft to change his standing within the company's CEO search, which is expected to review both internal and external candidates. Mr. Hilwa argues that the company would be best served by a new leader in the mold of Louis Gerstner, who helped revive International Business Machines Inc. "They need someone who can get all the pieces to work together," he said."
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Microsoft to Buy Nokia Mobile Business in $7 Billion Deal - WSJ.com
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