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Microsoft NASDAQ:MSFTIn what looks like two drunks trying to prop each other up, Microsoft (MSFT) agreed to buy Nokia’s (NOK) handset and services business for $7.2 million.

MSFT is desperately trying to play catch up in mobile digital — yet another huge tech revolution that has passed it by. Nokia, once the largest handset maker on the planet, is desperately trying to avoid the fate that befell Palm and, more recently, BlackBerry (BBRY).

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