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諾基亞倒下,但芬蘭更強了!重生 4 關鍵

11 月 19 日,諾基亞股東會正式同意,將把手機部門以 73.5 億美元出售給微軟。看起來,諾基亞的輝煌時代,正式告一段落,但少了諾基亞光環的芬蘭,並沒有迎接寒冬,相反的,她正以意想不到的方式,踏上重生之路。 上週在赫爾辛基落幕的 Slush 創業論壇,就讓科技媒體《Mashable》嗅出芬蘭再生。 5 年前,由手機遊戲憤怒鳥開發商洛菲歐(Rovio)執行長維司特貝卡(Peter Vesterbacka)發起的 Slush 創業論壇,今年特別選在諾基亞 20 多年來的手機研發基地舉行。42 歲的芬蘭總理卡泰寧(Jyrki Katainen)在當天會場上,像極了一位創業家,穿著藍色帽 T,在台上談論:「這裡(論壇)給我們希望。」 《Mashable》觀察,在近年 Slush 論壇上,匯集了來自歐洲各地的創業者,今年,連中國公司阿里巴巴技術長王堅也首次參與,特地上台介紹自家服務。再把鏡頭稍稍拉遠,看國際對芬蘭的關注,別忘了日本電信巨擘軟體銀行,剛在上個月併購芬蘭遊戲開發商 Supercell。 (更多報導請見「亞洲網商搶攻移動世界」) 讓人好奇的是,為什麼芬蘭會在此刻成為各國科技創業家和創投的朝聖地? 《Mashable》整理出以下 4 大關鍵因素,帶你了解芬蘭的新科技力。 關鍵 1:當諾基亞倒下,反而為市場釋出更多優秀人力 15 年前,如果你問一個芬蘭的孩子,長大去哪工作,諾基亞似乎是多數答案。但諾基亞殞落,卻讓當地人重新思考工作選擇。 今年 9 月,諾基亞手機事業部宣布賣給微軟之際,不只執行長走人,也同時裁撤大量員工。一下子,原本被諾基亞獨佔的優秀腦力,開始在市場上活躍起來。「離開的員工,開始建立起自己的事業。很快地,這個國家遍地充滿了上百家新公司。」《Mashable》描述。 在這波創業潮流中,遊戲產業特別蓬勃發展。不論是洛菲歐或 Supercell,遊戲產品持續佔據 App Store 榜單前幾名,這讓芬蘭人重新思考:我們也許能不靠一家獨大企業,就能站在頂端。 … Continue reading

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Microsoft to Take Over Nokia’s Landmark Headquarters

Microsoft Corp. will take over Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)’s glass-walled headquarters, one of Finland’s best-known buildings, once the software giant’s deal to buy the Finnish company’s mobile-phone business is completed. Microsoft gains occupancy of a landmark complex whose construction in the … Continue reading

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Finnish engineers discover there is life after Nokia

TAMPERE, Finland (Nov 3, 2013): The decline of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has encouraged a whole generation of local engineers to venture on a new and riskier path: that of entrepreneurship. Housed on the top floor of a building … Continue reading

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Irvine chip giant lays off 1,150

Irvine-based connectivity chip giant Broadcom Corp. is laying off 1,150 people globally. Most of the cuts are related to the wireless business Broadcom purchased from Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics Corp., but they also reflect a global restructuring. According to … Continue reading

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Microsoft + Nokia: Now We’re All Like Apple

Ten years ago, everybody in the tech industry — and I mean everybody — was convinced that the best way to dominate a technology market was to create an operating system and license it to a bunch of other companies. … Continue reading

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TransLucent

Alcatel-Lucent’s new boss promises his rescue plan will be the last MICHEL COMBES was frank. “Alcatel-Lucent has been almost permanently in restructuring,” he said. There have been “so many plans, so many presentations.” This time, promised Mr Combes on June … Continue reading

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ITU Patent Roundtable – UPDATE

While the meeting apparently didn’t result in any resolution, ZDnet reports the ITU’s Malcolm Johnson said the ‘heated debate’ “has gone a long way to help clarify the positions” of the companies involved: “Today’s event has gone a long way … Continue reading

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ITU holds patent roundtable

Apple, Google, Motorola, RIM, Microsoft, Ericsson and Nokia discuss fallout from smartphone wars The meeting, held at the UN agency’s instigation, is trying to find ways to let companies which own the key patents benefit from them, while preventing their … Continue reading

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Tech firms and regulators meet at UN patent pow-wow

Leading tech firms, patent officers, regulators and academics are meeting in Geneva to address whether action is needed to prevent intellectual property disputes “stifling” innovation. The event follows a flurry of lawsuits involving smartphone makers. It is focusing on how … Continue reading

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Rumor: Nokia to start using MediaTek chipsets in an effort to reduce costs?

Now that Nokia’s decided to make all their phones in Asia in order to try and save some money, why not also go with cheaper Asian components? According to DigiTimes, who has a mixed track record, but have proved themselves … Continue reading

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