Summary: A sad look at the end of Nokia and a naming of which Microsoft moles played a role in it
THE news from Nokia is as grim/dramatic as always (it has a “junk” status now, based on multiple sources). It turns out that as time runs out for Nokia it leans on Microsoft (which already failed to bear fruit) while “Nokia’s Linux-based Meltemi platform melts” (more here).
“The moles seem to have taken over Nokia like they took over Yahoo! Nokia was hijacked, not bought.”Who is calling the shots anyway? A Techrights member from Finland views the meltdown and says that Nokia will “Keep cutting until there’s nothing left.”
He asks: “Are the executives being replaced by more Microsoft moles or are they normal people?”
Here is a new quote: “Susan Sheehan, an American and former Microsoft executive, was named senior vice president of communications.”
He also quoted: “Weber, who like Elop is a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) veteran” (article headline is “Nokia’s Elop Taps Microsoft Colleague Weber to Run Sales”).
The moles seem to have taken over Nokia like they took over Yahoo! Nokia was hijacked, not bought.
“We don’t have Nokia returning to profitability devices in the foreseeable future, not this year and not next,” Peterc is quoted as saying in another article and having fed patent trolls along with Microsoft it prepares to sell more patents. A Microsoft booster asks if Windows is killing Nokia as if the question is not rhetorical and MeeGo in the mean time is hardly ever mentioned anywhere.
Some people suggest that Apple should buy Nokia’s patents (Apple has much litigation against Android) and a journalist, Mr. Cassia, passes me the message which says: “well it´s never late to start a #ElopIsDestroyingNokia TT right?”
“And some people still treat Microsoft like it’s some kind of benign scapegoat and not a destructive — oftentime criminal — corporation.”“The speculations of buyout are ill-founded,” writes a contributor of ours regarding articles such as this. “Microsoft has nothing further to gain by an outright purchase, effectively they already own Nokia but without the financial and regulatory concerns.”
Nokia was on the side of Linux until 2011. So Microsoft hijacked it from Linux using moles, then destroyed the company without ever having to even buy it; it then passed Nokia’s patents to enemies of Linux. And some people still treat Microsoft like it’s some kind of benign scapegoat and not a destructive — oftentime criminal — corporation. █