Not everyone experiences happy endings, as Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher can testify. When it comes to corporations, sure, there are tie-ins and acquisitions, but then again, break ups do happen as well, as with the case of NTT DoCoMo and Samsung in the failed joint venture to develop a new mobile chipset. It is just slightly longer than three months where NTT DoCoMo, Samsung, Fujitsu, NEC, and Panasonic Mobile Communications announced that they will form a mobile joint venture to build a new mobile chipset, but NTT DoCoMo recently stepped forward to say that the deal is a no go. A NTT DoCoMo spokesperson claimed that the deal fell through because “the various stakeholders each had their own ideas, and an agreement could not be reached by the March deadline.” It is rather sad to see something like this not go through, since the original joint venture was meant to be a win-win situation where those companies no longer need to rely on components from the likes of Qualcomm. Ah well, perhaps things will change down the road, but we will just have to wait and see.

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