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    Bloomberg BusinessWeek has a fascinating article today on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Microsoft on the Nokia devices acquisition. The four page article is mostly about how CEO Nadella is putting things back together, and asserting his vision, but there are some enthralling tidbits too about how the Nokia deal came to be.
    In the report, its revealed that the original deal included Nokias HERE Maps in addition to Nokias hardware division. Thats interesting, if only because many arm-chair CEOs have suggested that Microsoft should just buy everything from Nokia. The Microsoft board, however, disagreed. The main complaint? The deal was too expensive and complex and the mapping division was not even needed (between Bing Maps and licensing, its not clear why Microsoft needs to own HERE Maps).

    Full story from the WPCentral blog...
    03-05-2014 10:20 AM
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    03-08-2014 05:59 PM

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