- 06-20-2013, 09:21 AM #2
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- 06-20-2013, 11:29 PM #6
- 06-20-2013, 11:43 PM #7
The Not-So-Crazy Rumors About Microsoft Taking Over Nokia’s Smartphone Division Resurface | TechCrunch
Rumor: Microsoft to buy Nokia | Mobile | Geek.com
Rumor: Microsoft to buy Nokia smartphone division in 2012 - TechSpot
Microsoft is eying to buy Nokia [Rumors]
There are four articles spanning from 2010 to 2012 Every few months these articles pop up.
- 06-21-2013, 02:14 AM #8
- This article is based on a rumour that was birthed by an individual tech blogger, but that blogger offered nothing to back his claims up with.
- This article that does nothing but parrot the rumour just mentioned (see 1)
- This article is based on nothing more than the speculation that came about when an analyst at Danske Bank said: "a deal between Nokia and Microsoft makes sense". Nothing in the article suggests Microsoft or Nokia were actually planning to do so (except the click-bait headline).
- The very first word in that article is "Rumour", which is repeated throughout.
At least to my mind, none of that is comparable with the statement:
"last Monday, Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer and Nokia CEO Steven Elop spent the day discussing a potential merger between their two companies". Like I said, AFAIK, this was the first and only time such a report was more than mere speculation.
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