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April 25, 2014 at 9:42 AM

25,000 Nokia workers become Microsoft employees as deal closes

As expected, Microsoft’s $7.2 billion acquisition of Finland-based Nokia’s handset business closed today.

Microsoft will now add to its payroll 25,000 Nokia employees working in more than 130 sites in 50 countries, many in the handset maker’s factories worldwide.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO/now Microsoft Executive Vice President of Devices Stephen Elop (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO, now Microsoft Executive Vice President of Devices Stephen Elop (Photo from Microsoft)

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April 24, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Microsoft reports third quarter earnings today, ahead of Nokia deal closure

Microsoft reports its fiscal third quarter earnings today, a day ahead of the expected closure of Microsoft’s deal to acquire Nokia’s handset business.

CEO Satya Nadella is scheduled to be on the earnings conference call today, which will be webcast starting at 2:30 p.m. During the call, Nadella may also address the Nokia deal.

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March 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Report: Nadella initially against Microsoft acquiring Nokia’s phone business

Newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, along with Bill Gates, were among those initially opposed to former CEO Steve Ballmer’s proposal to acquire Nokia’s handset business, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek report today looking behind the scenes at what led to the eventual $7.2 billion acquisition.

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