#1
http://gizmodo.com/5807388/uh-did-microsoft-just-buy-nokia
http://www.winrumors.com/has-microsoft-purchased-nokias-phone-division-for-19-billion/

Microsoft may have bought Nokia, the source is only a twitter tweet but apparently the guy got it right about the WP7 and Nokia partnership as well as got his hands on a Nokia+windows prototype a few months ago as well.

Seems as though Microsoft is on a spending spree now that they arent tied down by the anti-trust case that just ended.


Think this would be a good or bad idea if its true?
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#2
Hopefully they get rid of that awful ringtone that every single person over 60 uses.
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#3
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Hopefully they get rid of that awful ringtone that every single person over 60 uses.


Hopefully they'll acquire the rights to that ringtone and use it as the start-up tune for every edition of Windows from now on!
#4
Microsoft have been doing some good stuff lately, I'm led to believe that their phones are pretty decent.
That said, I really really like Nokia so I hope that Microsoft doesn't interfere too much.
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#5
If MS can fix nokia's customer support, that'd be nice too.
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#9
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Microsoft buys the world. Surprise surprise.

Exactly what I think, almost seems like MS wants to monopolize the communication market or something. IDK
#10
Quote by technoguyx
Exactly what I think, almost seems like MS wants to monopolize the communication market or something. IDK


thats a joke right?

pretty hard to monopolize an already maturing market
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thats a joke right?

pretty hard to monopolize an already maturing market

They want to obtain as large as possible market share, then. Monopoly is the ideal situation of all businesses; it's only rational for Microsoft to attempt to maximise its profits in whatever ways it can.

Also, you're assuming a sort of natural teleological progression from 'immature' unabalanced markets to 'mature', stable markets where companies naturally balance each other out - such a situation is utterly historically unsupportable and is frankly outside of the realms of possibility for market systems.
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#12
Quote by Kumanji
Microsoft buys the world. Surprise surprise.

Microsoft is on a spending spree because they suffer from a problem that every big tech company has: sitting on a giant pile of money.

They don't know what to do with it. They're efficiently allocating resources to every department, and the extra cash flow is sitting stale. This is why they bought (and overpaid for) Skype.

Nokia is on it's way to becoming the next 90s Apple. They're slowly loosing their once innovative touch which gave them the largest mobile phone market share in the world. Nokia's latest products are crap compared to the latest offerings by Apple and Android phone manufacturers. They're is stuck in an age where they think having an amazing camera will sway someone to overlook the phone's shitty operating system. Microsoft buying Nokia is the best thing that can happen to them, because now they won't have to face an eventual, slowly approaching collapse.

All of you anti-corporate people cry foul and think Microsoft will use this vast new marketshare to impose their products and somehow create a draconian technology environment, but they already have a decent market share in mobile devices, and grabbing Nokia to increase your market share is kind of pointless because everyone is moving to Android or iOS devices. It's most likely that Microsoft just wants IP rights to prevent the potential cluster**** that are the patent lawsuits within Silicon Valley.
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#13
Quote by Kumanji
They want to obtain as large as possible market share, then. Monopoly is the ideal situation of all businesses; it's only rational for Microsoft to attempt to maximise its profits in whatever ways it can.

Also, you're assuming a sort of natural teleological progression from 'immature' unabalanced markets to 'mature', stable markets where companies naturally balance each other out - such a situation is utterly historically unsupportable and is frankly outside of the realms of possibility for market systems.



Ive taken economics, i know how the market works.


Simply buying companies doesnt create a monopoly, especially when blackberries, android handsets, and iphones are doing so well.

And there are plenty of markets where companies balance just fine, obviously some have more customer base then others, but there are no monopolies, examples:
Supermarkets/grocery stores
Retail outlets
Computer hardware manufacturers
Automotive industry
Aviation industry.
etc etc etc.
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#14
Quote by Kumanji
They want to obtain as large as possible market share, then. Monopoly is the ideal situation of all businesses; it's only rational for Microsoft to attempt to maximise its profits in whatever ways it can.

Exactly what I meant, I don't know a crap about economics really.
#15
(out of patriotism) I wish Nokia wouldn't die. On the second hand, I kinda think they missed the train when iPhone and 'Droids came. Also I think new Nokias stink. Honestly IMO 3310 beats N8 hands down anytime!
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