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Nokia Reduces Mobile Ad Sales Force

Feb 20, 2009, 6:03 PM
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Nokia plans to cut more than half of its mobile ad sales staff, or about 30 employees, after announcing its mobile ad network a year ago at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, according to U.K. publication New Media Age.

"As part of its ongoing business review, Nokia has decided that the Nokia Interactive Advertising division should refocus its ad sales and other activities solely on Nokia services, together with some major third-party publishers," the Finnish handset maker said in a statement. "As a result of this there will unfortunately be some job losses in the U.K. office."

The layoffs follows Nokia's recent move to cut 320 R&D jobs in Finland and shed other workers on a rotational basis.--Mark Walsh

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