Maybe you didn’t notice it but there has just been a minor earthquake in the software business. The king has lost his crown; it’s a major shift in the hierarchy.
What happened was that Nokia announced collaboration with Microsoft. Normally, collaboration with Microsoft costs a lot and it’s worth it because your stock will go up like a rocket. What happened this time was that Nokia’s stock fell with about 10%. And what was even more surprising was that Microsoft paid for the deal. Rumours are saying billions of Euro. Google might give away things for free but Microsoft is now paying companies for including their software.
The fight between Apple and Google has got its looser, and it’s Microsoft.
The King is dead, long live the king