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September 03, 2013, 11:09:34 AM
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Microsoft has announced that it plans to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business, as well as license its patents and mapping services in a $7.2 billion deal.

The transaction, expected to close in the first quarter of 2014 pending approval from Nokia’s shareholders, will be paid in cash. Microsoft will pay $5 billion to buy the devices and services division and $2.2 billion to license the patents.

This gives Nokia a huge amount of funds that they can use to re-invest in their core business which is phones. What? Wait a second. They just sold their phones to Microsoft. So what will they now do with their massive stack of cash?

What if they invested the 7.2 billions in Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies and became the leading tech company in the world for both mining, Bitcoin-related services and holdings. What would this do for the Bitcoin-community?

http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/2013/09/03/should-nokia-invest-7-2-billion-in-bitcoins-and-what-would-happen-if-they-did/

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September 03, 2013, 11:44:33 AM
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haha, nice idea but for such a big company its to risky i guess. but they could invest a tiny part of the 7.2 $ billions, that would be nice. like google did.

what do you think ;-) ?

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September 03, 2013, 11:44:37 AM
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I agree with your opinion




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September 03, 2013, 12:16:52 PM
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wow, thanks for pasting the entire story and linking to the lame blog.   My opinion, they'd be muppets for pissing away 7.2 billion on bitcoin.  Almost as stupid as that blog.

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September 03, 2013, 12:32:54 PM
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As far as i knew Nokia owns GSM and would be considered one of the most valuable companies in the world, don't ask me why its almost a penny stock and being bought by Microsoft for only 7.2 Billion

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September 03, 2013, 01:07:25 PM
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they have total assets and equities of 50 Billion, how can the company be bought for so little, Nokia have never even really tried to compete with Apple and Samsung IMO

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September 03, 2013, 01:09:18 PM
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well not 7.2 billion but at least 100 millions it would be great for them and bitcoin i think.

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September 03, 2013, 01:51:20 PM
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As for Nokia and Bitcoin: Why would they? Nokia can now focus on their core business which has long been tires. Yes, they make tires, and have been for decades.

Actually, no, that's Nokian Tyres, which came from the same "Ur"-company as Nokia originally, but have been an independent company for 20 years.
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September 03, 2013, 04:56:03 PM
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As for Nokia and Bitcoin: Why would they? Nokia can now focus on their core business which has long been tires. Yes, they make tires, and have been for decades.

Actually, no, that's Nokian Tyres, which came from the same "Ur"-company as Nokia originally, but have been an independent company for 20 years.

Nokia makes tires? I bet they never go flat!
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September 03, 2013, 04:57:58 PM
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They also do (or did) make rubber boots.  Nokia the corporation has existed for far longer than cellphones have.
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September 03, 2013, 06:29:10 PM
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Nokia has been involved in many fields.

Not really, investing in BTC would be waste... Better let investment banks do that stuff...

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September 03, 2013, 07:56:23 PM
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Nokia has shareholders to answer to, at this juncture no public company is going to invest massively in Bitcoin.  It will be people like the Winklevii for the foreseeable future until they make a strong ROI and we see significant adoption.

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September 03, 2013, 09:27:41 PM
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Nokia would have to convince shareholders. If there were already enough people convinced to go along with investing billions in bitcoin, Bitcoin wouldn't need Nokia to do it.

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September 04, 2013, 12:05:39 PM
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that shouldnt be a big problem..

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September 04, 2013, 01:10:05 PM
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How would they "invest" in Bitcoin. Buy a mining rig farm? Buy a fuckton of bitcoins? Setup and launch a big mainstream payment service provider (+marketing) that handles Bitcoin payments?

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September 05, 2013, 06:30:26 AM
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Nokia will never going for this risk its big amount and mining need very little tiny for this

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September 05, 2013, 09:20:36 AM
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September 05, 2013, 11:36:09 AM
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7.2 million would be a good start Smiley
As for the billion .. maybe in a few years...
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September 05, 2013, 07:09:32 PM
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yes, they should ~BTC neeeeeeeeeeeeds more exposure if we want BTC to one day hit 500BTCBTCBTC

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September 05, 2013, 10:08:17 PM
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It would most definitely be bad news, also the philosophical question of how can they sink 7.2bill into a (free) decentralized network.








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