2007-09-17

Nokia pockets Enpocket

Nokia has agreed to buy ad-platform provider Enpocket for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close later this year. This, coupled with Nokia's recent announcements concerning Ovi, shows the Finnish giant's push into other parts of the mobile content value chain.

Nokia's CTO Tero Ojanper√§ highlighted just that: “Nokia has already announced its intention to be a leading company in consumer Internet services and we believe that mobile advertising will be an important element in monetizing those services for our customers and partners. [...] This acquisition is a [...] move to bring the reach and depth of Nokia to organize the market across the world, and make it easier for an ecosystem to develop.”

Nothing much to add, I guess. It'll be interesting if they will manage to leverage Nokia's might to extend the reach of Enpocket or if the latter will simply be absorbed by the sheer size of the former...