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It happened: Microsoft to buy Nokia’s device division for 5.44 billion euros β€” Tech News and Analysis

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Google bought Motorola, Microsoft bought Nokia. Software is eating hardware.

Once hardware becomes a significant percent of their revenues, their margins go WAY down.

Which means they get a smaller price to earnings multiple from the market.

A sign that they are no longer big-growth companies.

Then again, when you're as big as Google or Microsoft, how much more can you grow anyway.

Google has a potential to grow with the consumer internet. Microsoft has a potential to grow with corporate IT departments of medium size businesses.

Fair enough. So does Microsoft buy Blackberry next?

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