Microsoft’s $7.2 billion Nokia bet not luring apps


Consider Tommy Palm and Jeff Smith. Palm, who oversees development at smartphone-game maker, and Smith, who runs music-application maker Smule Inc., have long avoided building apps for devices using Microsoft’s Windows Phone software. Closer ties with Nokia haven’t swayed them. Both say even after the acquisition closes, Microsoft still won’t have enough users to make it worth the time and money.

You could see this coming a mile away, but still, uh-oh.