Microsoft GC announces official acquisition of Nokia in $7.5b deal

By Melissa Lesh

23 April 2014 at 09:00 BST

Brad Smith, the Microsoft GC and executive VP of legal & corporate affairs, announced that come this Friday, Microsoft will 'welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business as part of the Microsoft family.'

The Microsoft GC announced that this Friday, Microsoft will acquire Nokia. 360b

Smith predicts the tech company will acquire a billion costumers in connection with the acquisition that has been months in the making.  Microsoft will manage online assets including and social media for up to a year while Nokia will ‘help Microsoft accelerate innovation and market adoption for Windows Phones.’ A leaked memo suggests that Nokia may be renamed Microsoft Mobile.


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