Microsoft and Nokia to Invest $24M In App Ecosystem
Microsoft and Nokia today pledged to contribute $23.88 million to a new mobile application development program at Aalto University. The goal of the investment is to help spur the creation of mobile applications for the Windows Phone, Symbian, and Series 40 ecosystems. The new AppCampus within Aalto University will offer "support, training in mobile technology, design and usability, and funding to create innovative new mobile apps and services." Nokia and Microsoft believe the program will attract developers from around the world. The program will commence in May of this year.