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Microsoft might have taken Nokia’s Devices and Services division as well as licensed some of its patents, it appears that the company will take up residence in Nokia House as well. The building housing Nokia’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland is known as Nokia House. Microsoft will move in by the end of March 2014. Since majority of Nokia’s employees at the House are involved in Devices and Services as well as other activities and support functions, Microsoft will simply take control of the site. Employees which aren’t going with the division sold to Microsoft will be relocated to another campus in Finland.

Employees working in Nokia management and support functions will be moved to Karaportii Midpoint, while some employees will be relocated to the Open Innovation House in Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland. Nokia’s headquarters for HERE and NSN, its location services and telecom equipment business respectively, will continue as normal. Nokia House has been an iconic structure in Espoo for a couple of decades now, the locals might feel sad to see that the company no longer lives there. Nokia owned the building at one point in time, but then sold it to an investment and management company called Exillion and leased Nokia House back from it.

Filed in General. Read more about Microsoft and Nokia. Source: blogs.wsj

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