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

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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RE: Comment by Nelson
by ricegf on Tue 3rd Sep 2013 23:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by Nelson"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

It's reported by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomburg, Time, Forbes, and other quite reliable sources. Nokia's stock jumped 30% today.

And you suggesting they are all sole-sourcing this story from OS News? Or that Microsoft and Nokia are lying about the acquisition and willing to take the fall for stock manipulation?

I'm honestly puzzled by your comment. What gives?

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RE[2]: Comment by Nelson
by Nelson on Wed 4th Sep 2013 00:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Nelson"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

No. The issue in question was whether or not this was a rushed deal, Bloomberg is the only outlet running this.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by ricegf on Wed 4th Sep 2013 18:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Ah, I see. Sorry, your comment was a bit terse, and I didn't follow. Thanks for clarifying.

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RE[3]: Comment by Nelson
by Soulbender on Thu 5th Sep 2013 04:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Nelson"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Yeah, I kinda wonder how they came to that conclusion. 6-7 months in the making isn't rushed by anyone's standards.

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