Thursday, June 18, 2015

Microsoft Finally Gets That It Won't Win the Smartphone War | WIRED

Perhaps Nokia would be willing to buy its former mobile device business back, at a steep discount

"The announcement included a number of senior departures, as well as a reorganization of existing executives, but the most telling of these changes is, perhaps, the departure of Stephen Elop, Nokia’s ex-CEO. After Microsoft acquired Nokia’s handset business for more than $7 billion in 2013, Elop became head of Microsoft’s devices unit, a move that led to speculation he would shore up the company’s ailing effort to make its own smartphone—and possibly succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO. Neither of those things happened, and his exit from the company seems to be as strong a sign as any that Microsoft is—at least in spirit—seceding from a crowded smartphone market that has become increasingly difficult to penetrate."
Microsoft Finally Gets That It Won't Win the Smartphone War | WIRED
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