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Nokia this morning announced that it is ousting embattled CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in favor of Stephen Elop, who will leave his post as head of Microsoft’s Business Division. As Kevin at GigaOM.com noted, the move underscores Nokia’s longtime effort to expand beyond building hardware into the business of software and services. That’s a wise strategy, obviously, but Nokia has lost tremendous ground while its competitors have gained momentum over the last couple years. Elop will have to be both a brilliant visionary and a strong leader if he is to make Nokia a major player again.

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