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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik