The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi56° Patchy Fog

Tonight

Lo37° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi54° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo41° Chance Rain

Monday

Hi51° Chance Rain

Monday Night

Lo46° Rain Likely

Tuesday

Hi58° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday Night

Lo47° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday

Hi57° Slight Chc Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo47° Slight Chc Rain

Microsoft buyout strengthens Nokia’s stock

Send to Kindle
Print This

HELSINKI — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to strengthen its fight with Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to capture a slice of the lucrative mobile computing market.

The $7.2 billion deal announced late Monday marks a major step in the company’s push to transform itself from a software maker focused on making operating systems and applications for desktop and laptop computers into a more versatile and nimble company that delivers services on any kind of Internet-connected gadget.

View my optionsorSign in