Originally posted on Gigaom:
When Nokia announced massive job cuts a couple of weeks ago, one of the targets was the company’s research facility in Ulm, Germany. Now, showing impressive entrepreneurialism, the axed team members have set up a campaign advertising their talents:
“In response to our recent Ulm site closure announcement from Nokia HQ, we (the employees) openly invite you to discover our world of talent on offer,” a flyer on their new website reads. “Welcome to Project KYVYT’.”
Nokia’s Ulm research facility employed 730 people, so that’s a lot of talent (or, in Finnish, kyvyt) on offer. But what were they working on?
According to Finnish business news service Taloussanomat, the Ulm team was developing Meltemi. If you don’t know what that is, there’s a reason for that.
Meltemi was an operating system for low-end smartphones. Nokia never actually acknowledged its existence, but it was axed in the…
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