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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...

Steve Ballmer's planned departure from Microsoft reportedly more sudden than depicted

Steve Ballmer's planned departure from Microsoft reportedly more sudden than depicted

Rich Edmonds 38

According to a report over on AllThingsD, the departure of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is more sudden than what was portrayed by the company's announcement. Ballmer will be retiring within the next year in a planned transition with a replacement to be found. The board of directors will be working with executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International to get the best name...

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reportedly on “short list” to replace Ballmer at Microsoft

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop reportedly on “short list” to replace Ballmer at Microsoft

Daniel Rubino 196

It was only on Friday that Microsoft announced that current CEO Steve Ballmer would be exiting the company in the next twelve months, but that hasn’t stopped the media from speculating on who will replace him. The Sunday Times of London is now reporting that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who used to work under Ballmer as a senior executive—something that always bothered Nokia advocates who...

Elop believes a Surface Windows Phone from Microsoft would 'stimulate' the ecosystem

Elop believes a Surface Windows Phone from Microsoft would 'stimulate' the ecosystem

Rich Edmonds 74

All is rosy between the two chaps at the Lumia 920 announcement Nokia CEO Stephen Elop appeared to welcome the idea of Microsoft creating its own Windows Phone in an investor call today. Elop has previously declined to acknowledge or confirm such a project was underway at Redmond, but we later covered news that Microsoft does indeed have its own Windows Phone in the works. The response...