Ex-Microsoft people, always causing trouble to their new companies to benefit their old company. See also: Stephen Elop.
crappy "Friends" ripof
And "Friends" was a ripoff of the movie "Singles".
Weren't they going to kill GFWL?
Go read all that Tomi Ahonen (former Nokia exec, consultant on mobile market) wrote about this fiasco. When you put all the pieces together, there is a very clear case of breach of fiduciary duty. It's either that, or the most insane case of business incompetence in the history of capitalism.
Are you blind? Everything he did, EVERYTHING, was designed to prop Windows Phone at Nokia's expense.
Could anyone cause that much destruction innocently?
If Samsung really puts their weight behind Tizen, it might have a chance.
Breach of fiduciary duty.
No, it was done because they wanted to keep Windows Phone alive.
It's not killing Symbian that angers me (although the timing was horrible and hurt Nokia immensely as well). It's killing MeeGo. It had a better chance of being a successful "third ecosystem" than Windows Phone.
If you want to say shit, say shit. We're all grown-ups here.
Then your company was rich. Not the regular user's typical monitor.
If you were rich. The typical monitors back then were still 15-inch non-flat CRTs.
How can that be "typical", when most monitors at the time did up to 1024x768?
Indeed. And in this review, the guy explains how to build a solid gaming PC for $500, same price as the quite weaker Xbox One (before they got rid of the Kinect).