Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Decline and fall

Alongside some criticism of the Microsoft acquisition of Nokia and a view of the increase in Microsoft employees, Felix Salmon quotes The New York Times. 

 "Nokia’s fall has been most spectacular in Asia, a region that its phones once dominated. As recently as 2010, the company had a 64 percent share of the smartphone market in China, according to Canalys, a research firm. By the first half of this year, that had plunged to 1 percent"

The potential for large companies to disappear is much greater than is ever envisaged.  Remember that Nikia and Microsoft were one the Apple and Google of the day.  QZ has a overview of some of the things that Microsoft is said to have done as a word of warning for Google.

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