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The narrative around Nokia’s “demise” is kind of a half-truth. Of course Nokia would have preferred to keep being wildly successful in the mobile phone business, but their other business lines were largely still successful. I think there’s a perception that Microsoft bought everything but the name when they bought the phone division, but that’s simply not true: Microsoft bought the only major division of Nokia that was losing money! They remain one of the biggest networking equipment manufacturers in the world, with over 100,000 employees.

tl;dr: I don’t think they’re very comparable to Kodak. :)




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