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Nokia, run by Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft employee, is now working with Microsoft. As if many didn't see that one coming. While Nokia holds the highest share in phone sales, Microsoft is trying to head in on Symbian's territory with its own mobile operating system.
However, it has not gone along without controversy or criticism. Investors were not necessarily happy, along with stakeholders -- the BBC reported.
Many have criticised the move, however, with some claiming that the Microsoft and Nokia deal breaks antitrust laws.
Windows has long been criticised for its platform and insecurities. Though Apple software has had more vulnerabilities than Windows, because it is used on a wider scale than Mac (taking up a vast majority of the marketshare), it is more open to attack.
One user of Xbox Live, Richard Gaywood, was surprised when his gamertag name was banned. It turned out it was because it had the word "gay" in it, which was "against the Xbox Live policy". Probably due to its connection with the negative use of the word, many people still have this word in their name regardless.
Microsoft came under heavy fire for this, with some stating that names were being censored. Microsoft defended itself when it said that it had received a complaint that the name was "of a sexual nature", but unfortunately many people have now been banned as a result of this word confusion.