so are you his non-spokes[non]person; [not] explaining what he doesn't do or work on?
yeah, they are building up consumer interest by not releasing any flagship phones for a year or two.
that way they can take advantage of being last to market with one and get all those who have been waiting for the next big thing to appear so they can go grab one of the few that will be made available to make it look like there is some demand for it.
will it be as big as the lumia 1020?
it was an izune.
and until that time you are not.
so their o.s is worthless; people just want android and i.o.s. apps.
and the potential upcoming availability, presuming developers bother, will make consumers stop abandoning/start switching to msft to get them when they are already available elsewhere; on the native platforms that are already wildly popular.
your logic is execrable.
like nadella and myerson?
get with the program!
it's actually optional.
he just insists on it.
and with about 64 mio. msft-based phones in monthly use out of 6.8 billion cell phones worldwide, that make 2% look _huge_ by comparison. (-;
listen to th flaming lips --
"No you can't hide what you intend
It glows in the dark
Once we've become the thing we dread
There's no way to stop
And the more I try to hurt you
The more it backfires
The more that it backfires
The more that it backfires"
i am reminded of the projections about the growth of the msft phone o.s. based on sales during the first year. those prognostications showed it reaching 30 to 40% of the smart phone market by the end of 2011.
now -- almost 5 years later!?!?! -- it is under 2% market share and a tiny fraction of a percent of the number of phones in monthly use.
obviously there were some missing factors in those calculations that caused them not to develop as envisioned. and while it would be nice to see here generating lots of earnings, no matter who the owner/operator will be in the future, the switch to driverless vehicles, potential changes to mass transit and unforeseen consequences of unguessable developments will no doubt intervene.
economics is not the root issue here. it is pecuniary self-interest. to clarify what that means here is the distinction:
there is no reason to think that lack of abuse is the economic underpinning of the board's existence. however -- as we see constantly -- the sheer lack of a basis for thinking something in no way prevents those thoughts -- and their subsequent expressions and [false] implications from happening.
the board would continue to function with fewer page hits and it would function VASTLY better if the sloganeering masquerading as 'politics' was eliminated -- regardless of how that result was implemented.
this means that in terms of strictly _economics_, as opposed to pecuniary self-interest, that there would still be enough traffic for the system to work sustainably -- as the non/less-contaminated boards fully demonstrate. so it isn't economics per se.
making it work better [for those with an interest in the stock and the company] -would- generate less gross revenue even if it resulted lower maintenance/costs for yahoo! so there is no motivation for them to work on behalf of the intended audience of the message board and thus, they don't.
additionally, actually moderating the board so that it stayed even mostly on topic would be a huge undertaking even though the number of posters here is not huge.
it is the unrelenting commitment to inappropriate _use_ of the board -- and by a relatively few posters at that (-; -- that makes moderation *impractical* even though it is in no way impossible from an economic standpoint: the dedication of the abusers can easily overwhelm any reasonable effort to bring the board under control.
message from root: system going down in 5 minutes. (-;
and even then it's not likely they will intervene in this issue. here's why:
more page views means more ad revenue; any increase in page traffic is a 'good' thing. so if you expect them to solve this i feel you are wishing with no hope of the wish being granted.
they don't read everything; it would be impossible. moderators aren't going to see this message from you -- or the stuff that ~you~ don't want to see -- unless and until it is reported to them.
i haven't seen that in w7 but it is well known in w8.x.
and even running the system file checker won't fix it. looks like a registry issue as the browser will work for some things, like when called by the o.s. to display dialogs, but will not respond if you try to load a web page.
not just russia --
"This actually was the second time that Mr.Saarnio has visited Russian officials for negotiations, says Juhani Lasslia, Jolla’s head of communications.
According to Lassila, the project is at a very early stage. Russian Sailfish plan is part of the so-called BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) related to the project, which aims to develop cooperation with the major emerging countries."
india is 1.3 billion and china is 1.4 billion. russia is only about half the size of the u.s. (-;
but then you add them all up ...
it looks like you have it right. from their site:
"As part of the transaction, Nokia is assigning to Microsoft its long-term patent licensing agreement with Qualcomm, as well as other licensing agreements.
Microsoft is also acquiring Nokia’s Mobile Phones business unit, which serves hundreds of millions of customers worldwide, and had sales of 53.7 million units in the second quarter of 2013. Microsoft will acquire the Asha brand and will license the Nokia brand for use with current Nokia mobile phone products. Nokia will continue to own and manage the Nokia brand. This element provides Microsoft with the opportunity to extend its service offerings to a far wider group around the world while allowing Nokia’s mobile phones to serve as an on-ramp to Windows Phone.
Nokia will retain its patent portfolio and will grant Microsoft a 10-year license to its patents at the time of the closing. Microsoft will grant Nokia reciprocal rights to use Microsoft patents in its HERE services. In addition, Nokia will grant Microsoft an option to extend this mutual patent agreement in perpetuity.
In addition, Microsoft will become a strategic licensee of the HERE platform, and will separately pay Nokia for a four-year license.
Microsoft will also immediately make available to Nokia EUR 1.5 billion of financing in the form of three EUR 500 million tranches of convertible notes that Microsoft would fund from overseas resources. If Nokia decides to draw down on this financing option, Nokia would pay back these notes to Microsoft from the proceeds of the deal upon closing. The financing is not conditional on the transaction closing."
actually they don't. they already have better mapping than apple does and they didn't have to buy it, just license it from nok. and they have an option to extend out to 10 years.
this is as silly as the notion that msft needed to buy [all of] nokia to compete with google and apple in phones.
nok forced/convinced them to buy the handset division in order to keep virtually the only handsets with their phone o.s. on them from disappearing down the drain. and after buying just the hardware division they still can't compete in phones. they are now under 2% in worldwide smartphone market share and about a tenth of 2% in installed base -- in use monthly -- among all phones.
and as someone noted the other day, no matter what the selling price it is divided over about 3.8 billion shares (with more shares to be issued to buy alu?). to make the price pop $2 it would need to sell for about $8 billion. while this is not impossible given the players that may ~really~ bidding for it, it is more than twice the current bid from uber.
so it may pop but you are likely to pop first if you hold your breath on a sale to msft.
this will solve itself. over time ...