Here’s a mobile plan Mark Zuckerberg could try: Buy Nokia. If the 28-year-old cashed out all his Facebook batch today, he could purchase up all of Nokia’s and still have a small beneath $6 billion left for himself.
On Friday, a day after announcing it was slicing 10,000 jobs , the Finland-based firm was value about $9.3 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. That’s a strong drop from the center of 2000, when Nokia’s marketplace hat neared $269 billion as unit phones initial became ubiquitous, mainly the company’s very durable bricks .
Apple’s value at the time was gnat-like by comparison. But that minuscule bug became a large harassment by 2007, when the iPhone launched and Apple’s batch marketplace value surpassed Nokia’s is to initial time this century, never to look back.
During its initial full year as a open company, Google hung even with Nokia but shortly pulled divided as Android took off. Meanwhile, Microsoft has lumbered along, not long ago pinning its mobile plan to Nokia, a firm right away 28 times not as big than Steve Ballmer’s baby.
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