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Apple ruined two key export markets for Finland, prime minister says
Apple ruined two key export markets for Finland, prime minister says

Though the global recession and Europe's weak economy deserve some blame, Finland's prime minister is pointing to Apple Inc. for sinking two of his country's biggest export industries into the ground. "I guess one could say that the iPhone killed Nokia and the iPad killed the Finnish paper industry," Alexander Stubb told CNBC on Monday. Nokia, based in Helsinki, Finland, surged in the early 2000s as its small, feature phones were in the hands of about one in three cellphone owners. But Nokia missed the transition to smartphones and ceded almost all of its market share to Samsung and Apple. The iPad, introduced in 2010, and other tablets have shifted reading...

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