The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo33° Areas Fog

Monday

Hi44° Areas Fog

Monday Night

Lo33° Areas Fog

Tuesday

Hi44° Areas Fog

Tuesday Night

Lo33° Patchy Fog

Wednesday

Hi40° Patchy Fog

Wednesday Night

Lo32° Patchy Fog

Thursday

Hi41° Patchy Fog

Thursday Night

Lo32° Patchy Fog

Friday

Hi40° Patchy Fog

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