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Video: How Microsoft Killed Nokia and Harmed an Entire Country



Summary: Response to revisionists who blame the demise of Nokia on anything but Microsoft's cult tactics and infiltration

The comment [1] sent to us for assessment deals with topics we've covered here for many years [2][3], so equipped with credible reports -- including from high-level insiders -- we're responding to overt revisionism regarding Microsoft, Elop, and Nokia.

Towards the end we also mention how many choose to forget what Microsoft has done to the likes of Nokia, Novell and many others (even Yahoo! this past decade) and instead treat Microsoft like it's not a danger anymore. Two people recently pointed out to me a new FSF article (year's end message) that hardly mentions Microsoft at all. "That's the article with 12 mentions of Apple and one sheepish mention of Microsoft," told us one person in IRC this morning. "Still the same," he said. "FSF is basically Microsoft PR. They will bash everyone but Microsoft. Same situation with EFF. And Linux Foundation" (sponsored by Microsoft for nearly half a decade now).

Links from the video:

  1. The comments in question


  2. MOSAID


  3. Nokia


  4. Ex-Nokia exec Tomi Ahonen explains the Microsoft Nokia mess


  5. The Full Story of Nokia and Microsoft - How we got here, and why Microsoft will fail with Nokia handsets just like it did with Kin


  6. As Microsoft kills off the remnants of Nokia, it signs off on its own eventual demise


  7. 15 Ways Nokia's N900 Is Better Than Apple's iPhone (and 5 ways it's not)


  8. Nokia N900 official, uses Linux to 'kill' iPhone


  9. When No means No? What part of No do Nokia and Microsoft not understand? US Consumers Reject Lumia at 96% Rate says Latest Survey (Corrected)


  10. Now We Know Why - Nokia's Elop had a $25M personal bonus clause from the Nokia Board if he was able to sell the handset unit to Microsoft


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