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Nokia Confirms Microsoft Partnership With YouTube Video

Nokia’s official announcement is due any minute, but a YouTube video posted by the company confirms its plans to partner with Microsoft.

Irony alert: YouTube is owned by Nokia beauty contest loser Google.

But, in the short video, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer only outline the barest of details.

The announcement came ahead of an investor meeting scheduled for noon London time (4 am PT). Mobilized will be there with live coverage.

Update: It’s now officially official, with a joint letter from the two CEOs posted on Nokia’s Web site.

Here’s the video:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work