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Microsoft buys Nokia

Microsoft’s influence on Nokia now said to be less than before acquisition deal

Microsoft’s influence on Nokia now said to be less than before acquisition deal

Daniel Rubino 166

Although the Microsoft / Nokia agreement announced early last month caused shockwaves in the industry, many analysts have rightly been cautious about the acquisition of Nokia’s hardware division. That’s because the deal has not been finalized nor approved, by anyone, and the process is not expected to be completed until early 2014. The question on many minds though, including our own,...

Ballmer sees an “upside opportunity” in having almost no market share with Windows Phone

Ballmer sees an “upside opportunity” in having almost no market share with Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 203

This evening, Microsoft is hosting their 2013 Financial Analyst Meeting, addressing shareholders about the current status of the company and its future. Most of the discussion, which is ongoing as we write, has focused on cloud computing, Xbox, Windows and all of Microsoft’s services. Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage within the last hour and elaborated on many of...

Microsoft takes out ad affirming Nokia acquisition, removes logo from the Lumia 520

Microsoft takes out ad affirming Nokia acquisition, removes logo from the Lumia 520

Daniel Rubino 302

Although the Microsoft / Nokia deal is still far from being completed, there may be a sign of what the purchase can mean for future Lumia phones. The International Business Times has posted a somewhat dubious example of this in citing a recent full-page advert appearing in a major newspaper. The ad from the Telegraph, appearing on September 13, is a simple announcement from Microsoft on...

Nokia name to go away with the Lumia line as Microsoft seeks to unify branding

Nokia name to go away with the Lumia line as Microsoft seeks to unify branding

Daniel Rubino 421

Nokia has taken to their Conversations blog this morning to answer some questions regarding the recent Microsoft announcement. The most frequently asked inquiries were taken to Tuula Rytilä, who heads up Nokia’s marketing, for clarification on exactly what is happening going forward. For the most part, Nokia illuminates questions on branding transition, including the relevant “Nokia...

According to sources at Bloomberg, Microsoft still eyeing potential BlackBerry purchase

According to sources at Bloomberg, Microsoft still eyeing potential BlackBerry purchase

Daniel Rubino 228

As if 2013 could not have been a more pivotal year for Microsoft and Windows Phone, news tonight coming from Bloomberg claims that Redmond is still considering buying out BlackBerry. BlackBerry has publicly revealed that they are seeking “strategic alternatives” for the company, including a merger or selling off the entire company (or pieces of it). In and of itself, that is big news...

Missed Microsoft's conference call on the acquisition of Nokia? Get the summary right here

Missed Microsoft's conference call on the acquisition of Nokia? Get the summary right here

Jay Bennett 118

Earlier today Microsoft held a conference call for investors, analysts and the press to discuss its acquisition of Nokia's devices business. The audio only call followed a very tight structure around slides that had earlier been revealed to show some of the specifics of the deal. If you missed that call don't panic as there wasn't a whole lot of new information, and you'll pick up...

What’s the strategic rational in acquiring Nokia? Here’s Microsofts answer

What’s the strategic rational in acquiring Nokia? Here’s Microsofts answer

Sam Sabri 147

Microsoft just bought Nokia’s hardware division. The tech world is still reeling at the news. We’ve heard from Microsoft why they chose to buy Nokia. And other analysts will surely weight in with their thoughts over the coming hours, days, and weeks as the deal closes. You’ll probably get a nice editorial from Daniel shortly. But in the meantime, why not look over the presentation from...

With the Nokia deal, Microsoft become a juggernaut in patents for smart devices

With the Nokia deal, Microsoft become a juggernaut in patents for smart devices

Daniel Rubino 200

We’re still going through all the details of the recently announced Nokia acquisition by Microsoft and are getting a clearer understanding of all the implications of the transaction. Needless to say, Microsoft is going to come out ahead of this deal and it will be something for its competitors to take note in the morning. The biggest impact is of course Nokia’s favored patent portfolio...

Microsoft buying Nokia Devices and Services unit, licensing patents for €5.44 billion

Microsoft buying Nokia Devices and Services unit, licensing patents for €5.44 billion

Derek Kessler 508

It's been something mused over for the past few years as a "what if" scenario, and tonight it has come to fruition: Microsoft is buying Nokia's Device and Services Unit and licensing the company's patent portfolio. Since partnering with Microsoft in early 2011 and launching the Lumia line of Windows Phone handhelds Nokia has held a leading and premiere position in the Windows Phone...