Orange Labs to Close

Orange Labs in Cambridge, MA, France Telecom’s East Coast research outpost, will reportedly close down as of October 30. Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe first reported the story this morning; a France Telecom spokesman told him the Cambridge lab duplicates the functions of other Orange labs in France, Japan, and Silicon Valley. Michael Cappelletti, the Cambridge lab’s director of operations, tells Xconomy that he can’t comment on the report. “The information has not been officially published,” Cappelletti says, but “It has been publicly discussed.”

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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