Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Jun 2013 18:29 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft was very close to take over Nokia, but that the talks eventually broke down, probably beyond repair - at least for now. The reasons the talks broke down illustrate something that I have repeatedly tried to make clear for a long time now: Nokia isn't doing well.
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RE[6]: Just wait...
by tylerdurden on Fri 21st Jun 2013 05:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Just wait..."
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Your analysis seems, to me at least, pretty spot on.

Although, from what I have seen personally, Microsoft has a very aggressive and strongly ingrained corporate identity and "culture." And, for the most part, they don't seem to give a rat's ass about other "cultures." IMO, it's part of what has make them so successful.

Microsoft is exceedingly good at understanding the customer bases and supply chains of their "collaborators" though. And they can "sniff" if and when it makes business sense for them to bypass a partner.

Given how asymmetric their relationship is, Nokia is going to be on a tough spot even if their market share rebounds and Lumia WP devices somehow take off.

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