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BBC: Life beyond Nokia in Finland – start up boom

| December 16, 2012 | 198 Replies

nokia logoThis week, the BBC published an article looking at “Life beyond Nokia” as in the up and coming start ups in Finland.

Nokia once dominated the worldwide mobile phone market but its influence has waned against strong competition in the smartphone sector. Finland’s largest company has been forced to downsize, with thousands of employees facing redundancy. Is there life beyond Nokia in Finland?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20553656

When people think of Finland, they might immediately associate it with Nokia and vice versa. Nokia, being such a huge part of Finland means it has a large reach and massive influence. In one way or another, there’s a Nokia connection somewhere. According to the BBC, over 200 startups in Finland have been created by Ex-Nokians. Jolla, a hub of talent that continues Nokia’s efforts with Maemo/MeeGo, gets a mention.

Whilst some look on to the stumbling of Nokia as a great opportunity for startups, there’s plenty of room for new companies and a return-to-form Nokia plus the benefits of a strong giant on your backyard.

 

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