The acquisitions Microsoft wished it never made

Microsoft recently wrote off its Nokia smartphone business worth $7.6 billion

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Microsoft recently wrote off the entire value of the Nokia smartphone business it bought last year, along with one third of its staff.

Nokia’s phone unit was one of an estimated 180 acquisitions made by the software giant ranging from the successful Skype and loss making Sidekick smartphone. ComputerworldUK takes a look at other purchases that Microsoft wished it never made.