Conspiracy is just conspiracy. Are you sure?

Microsoft bought Nokia with €5.44 billion which some people-who like Symbian and some of Finnish people-already guessed this will happen when the formal Microsoft CEO, Stephen Elop joined company.


This is the what I wrote about it.

Suspicion on American investor take over Finnish company. @ February 12, 2011
I will quote interesting part:

So people commented on Nokia Conversations blog. And one of story you will see is that “Microsoft bought Nokia for a penny.”

And one of good example comment is this: Lucian Armasu’s reply on article What the Web Is Saying: Nokia Partners With Microsoft @ February 11, 2011 by Ryan Kim

What better way to take over a company as big as Nokia than to replace its top leadership with “former” Microsoft employees. I’m not just talking about Elop here. They are already hiring other former MS employees in top Nokia positions.

And Shaun replied that

Yep. New boss of Nokia USA is an ex-Microsoftie, Chris Webber.


All the Nokians were fooled by …. @ February 12, 2011

Here is the news from Guardian.

Nokia’s handset business bought by Microsoft for €5.44bn @ September 3, 2013 by Charles Arthur
Move by Steve Ballmer moves Microsoft closer to ‘devices and services’ aim and brings Stephen Elop back to Redmond
This is interesting part:

Rumours that Microsoft intended to buy Nokia had been floated since Elop joined the company. When he chose to dump its home-grown Symbian and Meego smartphone software in favour of Microsoft’s newer Windows Phone software in February 2011, a number of Finnish observers accused him of being a “Trojan horse” for Microsoft.


It said “rumours” but if you read my article, I am sure you will agree that it can’t be rumours.


And here is another article.

With $7.17 Billion Nokia Buy, Microsoft Brings Its Trojan Horse Home @ September 3, 2013 by CADE METZ
This article may not interest you but you can read lots of inside story from people’s comments.

I will quote some interesting comments:

user Grayden said:

Anyone paying attention who didn’t see this coming is a moron. People a few years back wondered why Elop was making such stupid decisions at Nokia that kept their business stagnant; they had only to look at where he came from: Microsoft. Said it then, he was a corporate mole intent on deflating Nokia to the point where Microsoft would either exceed them in the smartphone realm, or purchase them.


user APai said:

actually, plenty of analysts did forecast the exact sequence of events, while he was busy carving out divisions of nokia that MICROSOFT DID NOT NEED. people questioned why every move was to microsoft’s advantage.


If there has so many fact, it can’t be a conspiracy but people don’t really try to find the truth.

So I will prove just one thing: “Microsoft bought Nokia for a penny.” is a true statement.

I don’t know much about financial or stock market but I found this:

Nokia is engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries, with over 132,000 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and global annual revenue of over €42 billion and operating profit of €2 billion as of 2010.

quote from NOK – Stock Quote and Charts for Nokia

Annual revenue is €44 billion company. And Microsoft bought Nokia for €5.44 billion.


Here is another truth:

user watcher278 said:

Lol your not stating anything new, anyone who could see, saw this. Nokia valued at 7.17 billion while Skype is valued at 8 billion?! Lol.. Mission Accomplished..


user Diego Muñoz said:

This is a fact: MS pay more for a soft-phone Company (Skype) than for a real-hard-phone company (Nokia)


user SixSixSix said:

They paid way to much for Skype. Seems to me they got Nokia’s phone operations for steal. Compare that to $130 billion for Verizon to buy its freedom or Google paying $12 billion for Motorola (which was also highly maybe even over priced).


If you can really understand, you can see the world more different way.



You can also read this article:  The Grand Elop Conspiracy is suddenly looking less crazy @ September 3, 2013 by Brad Reed


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  1. Ara on

    Reblogged this on Ungeekiness and commented:

    This is proving fact for what I wrote a few years back at

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