Nokia Closes Kirkland Office, Cuts Services

5/12/09

Finnish mobile giant Nokia (NYSE: NOK) said today it is halting investment in its first big Internet services effort, built around technology from the Seattle firm Twango, which it bought in 2007. As part of this strategic shift, Nokia is closing its office in Kirkland, WA, but says it is keeping the photo and video sharing service, called Ovi Share (ovi means “door” in Finnish), in its current state. The closure news was first reported by TechFlash.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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