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(Yahoo)   Siemens penetrates Nokia for $30 billion dollars   ( divider line
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5816 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jun 2006 at 4:02 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-06-19 02:30:05 PM  
Cute headline
2006-06-19 03:43:27 PM  
I wonder if they even had the goddam common courtesy to give Nokia a reach-around.
2006-06-19 03:57:57 PM  
2006-06-19 04:02:58 PM  
*golf clap*
2006-06-19 04:03:41 PM  
What's long and hard and full of Siem... oh never mind.
2006-06-19 04:04:48 PM  
I bought a 300 dollar siemens landline phone. Biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned. Makes me violently angry just looking at it.
2006-06-19 04:05:28 PM  
And it was worth it!
2006-06-19 04:05:58 PM  
Yeah, Siemens is hung like a horse, I had gym with him.
2006-06-19 04:06:16 PM  
No glove, Nokia.
2006-06-19 04:06:56 PM  
not bad, not bad at all.
2006-06-19 04:08:55 PM  
2006-06-19 04:09:14 PM  
So? What's the new name going to be?
2006-06-19 04:10:26 PM  
Mergers are rarely cool, but the headline is.
2006-06-19 04:12:10 PM  
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2006-06-19 04:12:13 PM  
Siemens sucks. We deal with them here at work, as our outsourced IT provider. They suck. They suck HARD.

/UFIA to the laid-off helpdesk guys
//SFIA to the bigwigs who made the $$ on the deal
///Siemens sucks, but not as much as Duke
2006-06-19 04:13:20 PM  
Five years ago if someone had told me that the Germans would be the largest player in the mobile phone field I probably would have laughed.
2006-06-19 04:14:51 PM  
So? What's the new name going to be?

Can't do much with "Nokia". If it was "Cox" or "Sloppy Vagina Communications", I could help you out.
2006-06-19 04:17:18 PM  
To the submitter: BA-ZING!

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2006-06-19 04:18:34 PM  
Can't do much with "Nokia". If it was "Cox" or "Sloppy Vagina Communications", I could help you out.

Hot females sales rep from Cox came in recently.

"Hi, I'm so and so and I work for Cox."

----- ----- -----

Everyone's reaction was nothing short of the ORLY owl.
2006-06-19 04:22:47 PM  
Phil Moskowitz

I bought a 300 dollar siemens landline phone. Biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned. Makes me violently angry just looking at it.

You describe my exact feelings...

I will never buy siemens, evar!

Mine was not so expensive but sucked just as much.
2006-06-19 04:24:31 PM  
When I was in elementary school, i used to live by the siemens building.

try living that one down
2006-06-19 04:26:35 PM  
Phil Moskowitz: I bought a 300 dollar siemens landline phone. Biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned. Makes me violently angry just looking at it.

Hey buddy, if you spent that much to have Siemens in your face, then that's your problem.
2006-06-19 04:26:55 PM  
Hope Siemens's phones communivcate better than their PLCs.

/God, Step 7 networking BLOWS, especially with a S7 400H to a S7 317
//Only PLC I know of that reports back normal on failed communications.
///God, even freaking Modicon isn't that bad...
2006-06-19 04:30:05 PM  
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//wrong simmo-*ahem*, siemens
2006-06-19 04:30:08 PM  
$30 billion dollars (in words: thirty billion dollar dollars)?

Wow, that's like a brazillion and a half. Dude...
2006-06-19 04:40:28 PM  
PsychoPhil, many of the people here are geeks. Sorry, you aren't special because you work with PLCs.

/worked with PLCs in high school, ha! ;)
2006-06-19 04:48:23 PM  
Didn't Siemens use jewish death camp labor during WW2?
2006-06-19 04:54:47 PM  
Back when I was in college, I had to drive by the Siemens building whenever I went to or from home.

The building had a huge phallic water tower with Siemens written on the side.

It was funny.

That is all.
2006-06-19 04:55:26 PM  

Why, you!

(shakes fist)

2006-06-19 05:01:33 PM  
Siemens plus Nokia...

2006-06-19 05:03:48 PM  
Cool? 9k jobs cuts globally so that a few fat cats can get richer? Do you think they'd pass the savings onto you?
2006-06-19 05:24:04 PM  
I work at Nokia so I am really .... No seriously I do.

last six months ...

1. Sell off CDMA branch to form a new company with Sanyo ... check

2. Fairly young and quite sucessful CEO retires ... check

3. A 30 billion $$$ joint venture with Siemens ... check

4. ???

5. Profit

/unfortunately it looks like ??? = layoff 9000 employees
2006-06-19 06:05:04 PM  
Siemens and Seaman are getting all over my freshly cleaned Fark!
2006-06-19 06:10:34 PM  
Will the Finnish govt step in and complain? If this were Alcatel getting bought out, someone would ensure this nonsense was stopped, immediatement!
2006-06-19 07:19:34 PM  
Helan gor, zum hoppadi ralalalalei
Helan gor, zum hoppadi ralalei!
Der som inte helantar, ander ellen halvan gor
Helan gor, zum hoppadi ralalei!
2006-06-20 12:00:55 AM  
Has anyone mentioned that Siemens sucks yet?

Oh yes, they do. Hard. I use their medical software every day. Crappiest stuff ever. No surprise it was started by nazis - they sell all of their products with a side serving of EVIL!

They suck. Hard.

// They especially suck executives hard, who buy their crap.
/// no comment on what the rest of us get.
2006-06-20 12:18:39 AM  
so im thinking those phones are ugly. i came in here to say that, and notice nooone else really likes them. why are they so popular?
2006-06-20 04:50:53 AM  
2006-06-20 12:00:55 AMturdley

Look out, there's Godwin's Law.

Guess this thread is over and done with now.
2006-06-20 09:57:25 AM  
I used to sell siemens phones and they sucked sooo hard. Nokia phones that I sold were great. All I can see from this is bad things happening.

/why did siemens have to blow a load on nokia?
2006-06-20 12:14:10 PM  
Obviously $30 billion can buy a big UFIA.

Usually in a corporate merger like this, the resultant company, and especially it's goods, take on the worst attributes from the predecessors. So I'm figuring that Siemens will be selling their crap relabelled as Nokia until the customers quit buying it.
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