Elop to get $25 million payday once Microsoft-Nokia deal is sealed

A história de que ele teria sido infiltrado pela Microsoft para facilitar uma compra fica cada vez mais interessante.

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Stephen Elop has a lot riding on the $7.2 billion Microsoft-Nokia deal getting done. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Microsoft and Nokia will combine to pay the former Nokia CEO more than $25 million once the two companies wrap up their deal for Nokia’s handset and services divisions. Although Nokia was not in good shape when Elop took over as CEO back in 2010, many investors still found some of his decisions during his tenure — in particular the choice to go solely with Windows Phone and his continued emphasis on carrier exclusives for flagship devices — to be questionable at best. Elop is now considered a leading candidate to replace outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who plans to retire within the next year.

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Sobre o Cyanogen ser maior que o Windows Phone

Fork in the road: Cyanogen raises $7 million to build a better version of Android

Sendo agora um ramo do Android, é fácil conquistar usuários rapidamente. Já a Microsoft começou um novo negócio mobile do zero há dois anos e já possui mais usuários que a BlackBerry. Quem for usar o Cyanogen por enquanto precisa já ter escolhido um celular com Android, uma decisão passível de mudança no ponto de venda.

O novo Bing

Com certeza não vai tomar o lugar do Google da noite para o dia, mas não para dizer que a repaginada na marca (e no buscador) não foi boa. Na minha opinião era necessária.

Por outro lado, a intenção da Microsoft não é chamar a atenção das pessoas para o buscador em si, mas sim para a sua nova linha de aplicativos que compõem a experiência de consumo de informações do Windows, obviamente baseada no Bing. A estratégia é boa.

O iPhone 5C é o aparelho que o Jony Ive queria para o iOS 7…

Ou o iPhone que ele queria para não instalar o iOS 7 em Lumias.

TechCrunch

The “c” in the iPhone 5c title doesn’t stand for “cheap”. It stands for “clueless”.

As in, we were all clueless in our speculation on Apple’s motivations for creating this device.

(Okay, it actually seems to stand for “color”, but humor me.)

After sitting through Apple’s unveiling today and more importantly, watching the product videos, it seems decidedly more clear to me why Apple actually made the iPhone 5c. I think it comes down to the star of those videos: Jony Ive.

I’ve seen a lot of Jony Ive videos in my day. And to my eye, it sure seems like he’s decidedly more excited about the iPhone 5c than he is the iPhone 5s. He (and Apple) would probably say that’s unfair — after all, how do you pick one of your children to love more? But just watch the videos back-to-back.

You’d think it would be the…

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