Nokia Slashes Ad Sales Force

Nokia is slashing its mobile ad sales unit in half, resulting in about 30 layoffs, Fierce Wireless reports.

The move, which follows 320 job cuts at its R&D facilities in Finland, is part of the handset giant’s effort to focus on its “core needs.”

“As part of its ongoing business review, Nokia has decided that the Nokia Interactive Advertising division should refocus its ad sales and other activities solely on Nokia services, together with some major third-party publishers,” the company said in a statement.