Suicidal Business: Taking Money from Competitors rather than Customers

There’s more information on the sell-out by Nokia to M$. Nokia expects to receive $billions from M$… Whatever happened to businesses making money by selling products to customers??? Just like ASUS sold out the eeePC to M$ for short-term gain which resulted in shrunken growth, Nokia will be paid not to grow and compete with M$.

This is all the more reason to avoid both M$ and Nokia. Neither one provides a good deal for consumers who now have better choices. I expect M$’s business model to decline more swiftly if they buy out competitors instead of producing superior products with the money. M$ cannot possibly buy out all their competition. This should harm share prices, future sales and reputations.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Suicidal Business: Taking Money from Competitors rather than Customers

  1. Ray says:

    Before we call the deal a failure, we might want to see if the phone will sell. You can’t even buy it yet.

  2. Mats Hagglund says:

    Ballmer once boasted that Microsoft would sell 30 million Windows Phone 7 units in its first year. Instead, the number of consumer sales and activations is so terrible low and embarrassing that M$ refuses to reveal the numbers.

    Nokia is the one that got taken to the cleaners. But the end result will be that both Nokia and M$ with its failed Windows Phone 7 will continue to decline in mobile until they are both irrelevant.

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