Microsoft deals yet another blow to Finland’s national pride

Microsoft Nokia Headquarters Takeover

It’s been a rough few years for Finnish phone fans who have had to watch in agony as the once-mighty Nokia lost its dominant market share before selling off its handset division to American tech behemoth Microsoft. And now Finland’s YLE News reports that Nokia “has vacated its long-time headquarters in Keilaniemi Espoo” and that Microsoft has moved in, a symbolic transfer of power that shows the diminished status of the company that was once Finland’s corporate crown jewel. The good news for forlorn Finns is that even if their days as a handset manufacturing power are over, they are positively ruling the mobile app market with mobile gaming powerhouses such as Rovio and Supercell.

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YLE News
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