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]: Go ahead and short
by hhas on Fri 21st Jun 2013 23:27 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Go ahead and short"
hhas
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That is success.


No it isn't. Success = healthy revenue from current unit sales + growing market share. Rave reviews are useful to have, but only inasmuch as they translate into actual sales. In the end the only metric that actually matters is bums on seats putting money in the bank.

Many great technologies have been bested by inferior alternatives simply because the latter were better than the former at marketing themselves. Just ask the Lispers, or the Burroughs folks, or the original MacOS, and so on.

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