Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Risks and Messiness - NYTimes.com

David Pogue: not a fan of the Microsoft/Nokia deal
"Could it really be that Microsoft thinks that the touch-screen phone story will play out any differently?
No way. If you were only at 3 percent before, despite putting your best and brightest engineers together with Nokia’s, then paying $7 billion for Nokia won’t change anything. This is a goofball purchase that will have absolutely zero impact on Windows Phone’s fortunes in the world — except perhaps to sink them entirely.
Nobody knows who will replace Mr. Ballmer as the chief executive of Microsoft. But this much we do know: That poor soul will inherit quite a mess."
The Microsoft-Nokia Deal: Risks and Messiness - NYTimes.com
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