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Nokia: $150M to the Trolltech Under the Bridge

Jan 31, 2008, 01:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen O'Grady)

"Surprisingly, Nokia's acquisition of Trolltech has elicited the least inbound inquiry of all the recent open source M&A activity. The MySQL deal triggered more or less a complete meltdown, and even the smaller Covalent acquisition got the phones and IM channels ringing. As an aside on the Covalent deal, James and I were joking this morning that our new slogan should be 'Work with RedMonk, get acquired,' as our list of graduates is both long and distinguished (Covalent, MySQL, Scalix, Sleepycat, etc). Maybe we should start a pool on who's next? Oh right, gambling is illegal.

"Anyway, to get back to business, the Trolltech deal as mentioned inspired a minimum of commentary, through either the regular channels or IRC. Which I find perplexing, since from where I sit it's a significant deal with major implications..."

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