Nokia surrenders to Flickr and Facebook, stops Ovi Share development

Launched back in February 2008, Ovi Share is Nokia’s own photo and video sharing website, which competes with the likes of Facebook and Flickr (owned by Yahoo).

However, it looks like the whole project isn’t profitable for the Finnish giant.

According to Reuters, Nokia will stop developing (and investing in) the Ovi Share service. This is in line with Nokia’s plans to reduce investments in its entire Services department.

Still, current users of Ovi Share will be able to use it from now on too, as the service “is planned to be maintained in its current state.”

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Nokia didn’t say how many people are using Ovi Share, but analysts believe the service is way behind Facebook and Flickr when it comes to popularity.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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