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Is Microsoft in Trouble?

Last week, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) announced that it's buying Nokia's (NYSE: NOK  ) handset business and access to its patent library for just over $7 billion. Is this a sign of good things to come or that Microsoft is in trouble?

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst David Meier shares his view of the recent purchase. He believes the move was unwise and thinks that Microsoft looks very vulnerable going forward. Ultimately, he concludes, "Ballmer is leaving a tangled, twisted mess for the next CEO."

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  • Report this Comment On September 09, 2013, at 8:25 PM, techy46 wrote:

    Microsoft got a ready made Windows Phone division that's already matching or surpassing the compettions smart phone devices for a real good price of $4 PS for 1,8b shares or 50% of Nokia. If they'd done it a year ago it would've cost them more like $10 billion or $6 PS.

  • Report this Comment On September 09, 2013, at 9:09 PM, 110254545yy wrote:

    Why is Motley Fools bashing MSFT?

    I thinK this is an opportunity for long term buy for MSFT.

  • Report this Comment On September 10, 2013, at 8:07 AM, cytrax wrote:

    It pains me when I see so-call analysts comparing MSFT to AAPL. Really? Microsoft gets its core revenue from business solutions, not mobile solution. Why compare the two directly. MSFT is closer to ORCL and IBM than it is to what AAPL is. Going forward, one has a less risky business model for maintaining and expanding their revenue stream and that is MSFT.

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