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Rumoured Nokia and Yahoo alliance confirmed

by Ben Smith on 24th May 2010

It’s true: Nokia and Yahoo are teaming up to merge their on-line services…

The implementation has already started apparently and will go live in the second half of 2010 in some geographies with full integration in 2011.

Need to Know

  • Nokia to become exclusive supplier of maps and navigation to Yahoo where they’ll be branded as ‘Powered by Ovi’.
  • Yahoo will operate the infrastructure of Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat globally with Nokia retaining the mobile interface.
  • ‘ID federation’ to allow user’s to login across sites from both firms.
  • Nokia have refused to discuss who’s paying who. All they will say is it’s intended to be ‘sustainable’…

More information from the Nokia Conversations blog.

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