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Submission + - Nokia Plan B Was Just a Hoax All Along (engadget.com) 1

suraj.sun writes: There's been a lot of chatter about a "Nokia Plan B" ( http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/02/15/1635200/Nokia-Shareholders-Fight-Back ) over the past 48 hours — the site was put up by "nine young investors" who outlined an audacious plan to rally shareholders, get themselves elected onto Nokia's board, and radically change the company's direction by firing Stephen Elop and committing massive resources to MeeGo.

There's just one problem, though: the "nine young investors" don't really exist — according to the last tweet on the @NokiaPlanB Twitter account, it was all a hoax perpetuated by "one very bored engineer who really likes his iPhone." Ouch. That explains why the now-defunct site abruptly gave up the cause this morning after just 36 hours of existence.

Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/16/nokia-plan-b-was-just-a-hoax-all-along/

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Nokia Plan B Was Just a Hoax All Along

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  • The final text of the copyright of msqt.org's main page [msqt.org] contained this text at the very beginning (and still has it):

    This is a satire, for the real Qt website go to qt.nokia.com.

    The domain itself is registered by a random Finnish individual as registered through joker.com, a consumer-grade DNS reseller.

    I find it hard to believe that anybody took it seriously and that anybody in the industry couldn't do the miniscule amount of homework to confirm what should have been everybody's initial suspicion: it's a freaking joke. It was never intended to mislead.

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