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November 19, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Microsoft’s move to acquire Nokia’s phone business moved another step closer to completion as Nokia shareholders voted today to approve the deal.

John Stoll, Stockholm bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, tweeted this morning:

The vote came at a extraordinary meeting of shareholders held today in Helsinki.


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September 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Ballmer: Microsoft-Nokia purchase idea started taking shape around Mobile World Congress time

In case you missed it, here’s my first-day story on Microsoft’s $7 billion purchase of Nokia’s handset business, which includes parts of an interview I had with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia Chairman and Interim CEO Risto Siilasmaa. The story (which is running in the print edition of The Seattle Times today) didn’t have…


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September 2, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Microsoft buying Nokia’s handset business as part of $7.2 billion deal

Microsoft is buying Nokia’s handset business as part of a $7.2 billion deal, the two companies announced today. Microsoft is paying about $5 billion (EUR 3.79 billion) for Nokia’s Devices & Services Business. In addition, it is paying about $2.18 billion (EUR 1.65 billion) to license Nokia’s patents and to license and use Nokia’s mapping services. The…


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