[Chugalug] OT. Microsoft buys Nokia

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 00:11:42 UTC 2013


WTF people?

I posted this more than 6 hours before David and no one says anything.
 Seriously, wtf.



*- Chad W. Smith*


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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> Can't wait to see those numbers for mobile units shipped this time
> next year.  In 2012, Nokia supplied phones that ran OSes other than Win8.
>
> Regards,
>
> dtb
>
>
> On 9/3/2013 6:46 PM, Eric Wolf wrote:
> > Microsoft is reporting a $4B increase in revenue in 2013 over 2012.
> > I sure wouldn't mind circling that drain for a while. With the
> > addition of Nokia, they are now larger than Google and Apple
> > combined. Their revenue isn't as high as Apple's but now exceeds
> > IBMs with less than half the workforce.
> >
> > One has to remember that Microsoft is in business to make money,
> > not be the coolest company or even the most innovative.
> >
> > Number of Employees (via Wikipedia) IBM: 434,246 Microsoft: 97,000
> > Google: 44,777 Apple: 80,000 Nokia: 97,000
> >
> > 2012 Revenue (via WikiPedia): IBM: $106.9B Microsoft: $73B (2013 is
> > up to $77B) Google: $50B Apple: $156B Nokia: $39B
> >
> > 2012 Mobile Units Shipped (via
> >
> http://mobithinking.com/mobile-marketing-tools/latest-mobile-stats/a#phone-shipments
> )
> >
> >
> Samsung: 384.6M
> > Nokia: 333.9M Apple: 130.1M ZTE: 67.3M LG: 58M ...etc...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf
> > 720-334-7734
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com
> > <mailto:dave at brockmans.com>> wrote:
> >
> > On 9/3/2013 5:17 PM, David White wrote:
> >> Listening to NPR right now. Wow.
> >
> > Obvious and expected, probably too late for both sides at this
> > point though....
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > dtb
> >
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