Editors' note: This column was originally published April 10, 2012, and has been updated with new information.
A bombshell of a tech headline hit in the late hours of Labor Day when we heard that Microsoft will spend $7.2 billion to acquire Nokia's devices and services unit and license the company's mapping services.
Even if you suspected this all along, and I know that a lot of people did, this is a very big deal. And I'm not just talking about the serious chunk of cash changing hands. Rather, I'm talking about Redmond taking control … Read more