Ah, those funny Finns.
In the wake of Microsoft’s $7.2 billion deal to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business, someone has reportedly used stickers to replace “Nokia” with “Microsoft” on road signs referring to the town of Nokia, Finland, according to reports out of the country.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services business has disappointed people in the country, who have expressed frustration at the dismantling of their homegrown smartphone giant, even though it will maintain operations in the country as part of Microsoft.
The sign above isn’t the only one that has been changed, as shown in this post.
The municipality of Nokia, population 32,000, was the original birthplace of Nokia, the company, but the smartphone maker no longer has operations there.