Nokia completes Loudeye acquisition
Espoo, Finland/Seattle, USA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Loudeye Corp. (Nasdaq: LOUD), a global leader of digital music platforms and digital media distribution services.
"With this acquisition completed, Nokia is on target to deliver the best fully integrated mobile music experience to our customers during 2007," said Anssi Vanjoki, executive vice president and general manager, Multimedia, Nokia. "This new team brings the enthusiasm and expertise that make experiences such as our recently announced Music Recommenders service possible. Our vision is to enable people to access all the music they want, anywhere, anytime and at a reasonable cost; this is driving the development of our music offering."
The Nokia music experience will include music optimized devices like the Nokia N91 8GB and other Nokia Nseries multimedia computers, innovative music applications like the Nokia Podcasting application and the ability to discover, purchase and manage music.
As a result of the acquisition, Loudeye common stock is no longer publicly traded and each outstanding share of Loudeye common stock has been converted into the right to receive USD $4.50 in cash.
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