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Define Irony: Microsoft Places Elop In Charge of Xbox

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Elop reportedly wanted to split the gaming console’s business operations from Microsoft. continue…

Nokia Launches Android-Powered Smartphones

Are Nokia’s latest devices a weird misfire, or a counterintuitive stroke of genius? continue…

Why Would Nokia Produce an Android Smartphone?

Is there a strategy behind a Microsoft subsidiary releasing an Android device? Or is this a repeat of Nokia’s N9 experience? continue…

Why Nokia’s Android Phone Isn’t a Pipe Dream

Nokia is working on an Android-based smartphone, according to reports. But would Microsoft actually allow it to release such a device? continue…

Motorola Aims for Midmarket with Moto G

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But can a $179 device compete in a market flooded with ultra-cheap (and often shoddy) Android smartphones? continue…

Stephen Elop Would Pull a Nokia on Microsoft

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A new Bloomberg report suggests Elop’s plan for Microsoft—if he’s offered the CEO role—would involve demolishing existing divisions. continue…

What Microsoft CEO Search Leader Failed to Reveal

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Microsoft board member John Thompson is tasked with leading the search for the Redmond giant’s new CEO. As he winds his way through the process, there are a few points he wants Microsoft watchers to know – he’s nobody’s fool. Thompson, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, made several points regarding the CEO search and the various constituents who are expected to weigh in. For starters, he says he won’t be “Bill’s pawn.” Yup. Bill as in Bill… continue…

A Timely Revision of Elop’s ‘Burning Platform’ Memo

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In light of the Nokia CEO’s big payout, maybe it’s time to revisit his grand plan for saving the Finnish phone-maker. continue…

Why Microsoft’s Nokia Deal Is Too Little, Too Late

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Microsoft just bought a lot of problems for $7.2 billion. continue…

Will Nokia Deal Buy Microsoft a New CEO?

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Microsoft announced late Monday plans to buy Nokia’s devices and services business in a $7 billion cash deal, a move that not only aims to give the software giant Nokia’s smartphone and mobile business but could set the stage for a new CEO at the Redmond giant. Under the deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2014, Microsoft will pay 5.44 billion Euros for virtually all of its partner’s Devices and Services business, in addition to… continue…