Nokia shopping social media companies – Fact & Rumor
Posted by Janne Saarikko on September 30, 2008
According to numerous official and unofficial rumors, lot of activity has been going on around Nokia HQ in Espoo lately.
Many people working with great ideas have been seen to visit the Nokia House, but very few knew why. Thanks to the great social media bulletins, there are some facts and rumors to be shared.
A pure fact is that Nokia announced that they are buying OZ Communications, a Montreal based IM company. Read the press release here.
On the rumor side, Jaiku and Twitter are proposing that Nokia would also buy Zipipop, the Finnish creator of Zipiko mobile service. Zipicom people are denying the rumor, but there must be something to it.
It will be also interesting to see what ArcticStartup, the leading startup resource in Northern Europe, will say about this rumor.
A lot seems to be happening in Helsinki start up scene. Let’s keep the channels open.
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