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Microsoft purchases Nokia’s device and service devision

Yesterday (2nd September 2013) Microsoft and Nokia announced a long expected acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services Unit with some access to Nokia’s mapping service and patents thrown in for good measure. The total acquisition price stands at some EUR 5.44 billion making it a sizeable investment from the software giant. Ultimately this move will allow Microsoft to unite its Windows 8 Phone software with it’s main hardware partner Nokia with an aim of offering a more complete end-to-end user experience similar to big industry player Apple inc. Read More