What do they following mean?
Does the following mean, because after a year(2014) this company may be found to have been worth nothing in the previous year(which is this year), this company(Nokia) is selling it to Microsoft because they want it out of their operations since it's worthless?
Nokia’s agreement on Tuesday to sell its handset business to Microsoft for $7.2 billion is something of a minor business coup for Nokia, since a year from now that business might well turn out to have been worth nothing.
This next one means that Microsoft is making a fatal mistake but doing nothing(relying on other companies for the manufacture of their phones and whatnot) is more fatal than buying up this Nokika company. Am I right??
While buying Nokia’s phone business, and truly becoming a different kind of company than it has been for most of its nearly forty-year history, could be a mistake that ultimately proves fatal to Microsoft as we know it, continuing to rely on other companies to determine its fate in a post-PC world seems like it would be the most fatal mistake of all.