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February 18, 2011 – Comments (2)

Maybe it's stupid, arrogant behavior like this that helped you lose the Nokia deal?

As momentum built over the coming weeks for a Microsoft deal, Nokia executives began to hint to Google executives that the company was leaning toward a deal with its rival.

Although their conversations were supposed to be confidential, Nokia executives were shocked when Vic Gundotra, a Google vice president, on Feb. 8 posted a message on his Twitter account that said: #feb11 "Two turkeys do not make an Eagle," an apparent reference to Nokia's investor conference on Feb. 11.

"I'm guessing they weren't happy with the way the decision was going," said Mr. Elop, who called Mr. Gundotra's message a "tweet bomb." He chimed in with his own tweet, comparing Nokia and Microsoft to the Wright Brothers: "Two bicycle makers, from Dayton Ohio, one day decided to fly.

(From this story http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703561604576150502994792270.html)

This isn't the first time Google execs have proven they don't know when to STHU. Maybe someone should take away their twitter keys, for the good of the business.

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#1) On February 18, 2011 at 8:19 AM, Seano67 (70.06) wrote:

Is it just me, or does Twitter not seem to lead to more idiotic drama, drama, drama (as Jan Brady might say) not just in business like this Google stuff but in athletics, entertainment/celebrities, etc etc etc.? It's a drama producer above all else it seems.

The melodrama seems about endless, and I find Twitter to be so damn stupid to begin with. It just befuddles me. Sorry/end rant. 

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#2) On February 18, 2011 at 10:36 AM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

ech........... no problem Google  partners with the State Department so they can shoot themselves in the foot and it won't matter. Temporary glitches. After all Google CEO said they  know all about you. So...... Who cares about the Patriot act the gov. has Google. Just a little rant of my own. And on the lighter side.The voice just makes me giggle.

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