Microsoft puts the final nail in Nokia's coffin | The Verge
- Well, it's really over now. Stephen Elop and Jo Harlow were the last surviving members of Nokia's leadership team to retain prominent positions following the Microsoft takeover, but today they've both been dismissed from their roles. The former Nokia CEO and device chief had morphed into senior Microsoft VPs when the Finnish company's phone business was bought out by Microsoft, but their influence is now coming to an abrupt end. Their departures appear to be the just the top portion of a comprehensive clear-out of leftover Nokia staff, which in itself is the culmination of an ongoing exodus. Any glimmer of hope that Nokia wouldn't be subsumed into the Microsoft monolith and would continue along its own path, albeit under a different name, has today been extinguished.