Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 21:21 UTC

Microsoft's agreement to buy Nokia's handset business, codenamed Project Gold Medal, was more of a sprint than a marathon.

Talks between the two companies began in February after both sides agreed a two-year-old collaboration on smartphone development wasn't working, according to people familiar with the deal.

This cannot be true. Internet commenters told me in no uncertain terms that Nokia and Windows Phone were doing just fine. And internet commenters are always right.

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by aligatro on Wed 4th Sep 2013 03:48 UTC
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Well now that Mr. Elop is going to be new CEO of Microsoft, I must say this: Do what you do best, Mr. Elop, and reduce Microsoft to a pile of dust.

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