Microsoft and Nokia have a big, red One book that illustrates their history, but it's not available to regular folks
posted by Florin T. / May 16, 2014, 10:34 AM
Microsoft closed the acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services unit last month, but the deal was first announced back in September 2013 - so we all knew that it was going to be completed sooner or later.
To “celebrate the union” of Microsoft with Nokia’s mobile business, the two companies created a book that they’re calling “One.” Illustrated by UK-based media company TCOLondon, the book presents the history of innovation that Nokia and Microsoft have in common - including some of the firsts that the two companies have had over the years (like Nokia’s first handheld phone from 1987). Overall, the book “proudly looks back” at Microsoft’s and Nokia’s heritage, shares their “current set of beliefs, and leaves space for ideas for the future.”
Reportedly, the book was sent to almost 20,000 Nokia employees (from 53 countries) who are now working for Microsoft. The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, received a copy of the book, too, directly from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Unfortunately for Nokia and Microsoft fans, the book won’t be available to buy - at least not in an official way. But some images of its content can be seen in the slideshow below.
sources: Nokia Conversations, The Verge
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This is my bible.
posted on May 16, 2014, 10:37 AM 3
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Then you have to form a new religion, l suggest the name is Microsofism. Then declare Bill Gates as the prophet of Microsofism.
posted on May 16, 2014, 10:43 AM 11
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Name of Last chapter--"Elop The Trojan Horse:how nokia was fu*ked by MS".
posted on May 16, 2014, 10:59 AM 11
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What proof or evidence do you have that Elop was a Trojan? Even I can accuse Google of buying Motorola only for the patents and then stripping their value to a paltry 2 billion and selling it to Lenovo. It'd be won't it?
posted on May 16, 2014, 5:43 PM 1
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"During his tenure at Nokia, Elop was regularly featured on the 'worst CEO' lists such as those at Daily Finance, CNBC and Wealth Wire. The Financial Times calculated that Nokia shareholders ended up paying Elop a bonus of 1 million Euros for every 1.5 billion in market capital that Elop was able to destroy while Nokia CEO." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S
posted on May 16, 2014, 8:49 PM 4
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Gotta love the wiki. Truth was that Nokia was already burning through cash when Elop took over. They didn't even have a phone to present to him that would save the company when he got the CEO job. No working phone, get it? Do you get that? When he took the reins Symbian was a dead OS, no other manufacture that was looking for smartphones wanted it, Cisco even bowed out when they were looking for an OS. Meego was their savior, to bad no working phone was available. If anything, Elop saved Nokia from becoming Moto and loosing their core, patents. Google did it to protect patent trolls? LOL no they did it for the same reason you strip a car of its parts. Moto was garbage and worth more. Moto was sold for 5bil, a 1/3 of what it was worth.
posted on May 16, 2014, 10:13 PM 1
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Nokia has a long story with Linux platform(do you remember Maemo and Meego?), not Windows.
posted on May 16, 2014, 10:40 AM 9
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THIS is Microsoft's true story:http://semiaccurate.com/2014/0
posted on May 16, 2014, 11:00 AM 5
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Troll detected !
posted on May 16, 2014, 11:18 AM 8
Nice name for this website...simiaccurate? Gtfo fanboy
posted on May 16, 2014, 11:46 AM 4
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