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Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft has announced that it will cut up to 7,800 jobs, mostly in the company’s phone hardware business. The company is also writing off $7.6 billion related to its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business despite only spending $7.2 billion to acquire it last year. “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone …

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Cellphone Deals Can Be Found Year Round

Cellphone deals seem like they would be exclusive to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that is mostly true. If you’re in the market for the latest devices, you’ll have to wait for sales. What about low end devices? Have the cheap phones of the world finally reached a point to where a user will get an exemplary experience without …

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Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs

Microsoft announced a couple months ago that it would reduce its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, and that of those, 12,500 would be related to its acquisition of Nokia assets. The company was also said to be eliminating Xbox Entertainment Studios. Microsoft said it would begin with 13,000 eliminations, and that …

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Stephen Elop Talks Plans For Windows Devices

As previously reported, Microsoft announced that it is cutting 18,000 jobs within the next year, starting with 13,000 of them within the next six months. CEO Satya Nadella laid out the plans in an email to staff, which the company also made available to the public. He said more details would be forthcoming at the company’s earnings call next week. …

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Microsoft Is Officially Cutting 18,000 Jobs

It’s been rumored that Microsoft would be cutting some jobs – specifically some from its acquisition of Nokia assets. Now, official word from the company on the matter is out. CEO Satya Nadella said in an email to employees, which the company made public, that Microsoft will begin reducing its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs within the next …

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Microsoft Now Officially Owns Nokia’s Devices & Services Business

Well, it’s official. Microsoft announced on Friday (as expected) that it has completed its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. It’s been approved by shareholders, and all the government regulatory bodies. Microsoft can now go forward full-throttle with its plans for the buy. CEO Satya Nadella said, ‚ÄúToday we welcome the Nokia Devices and Services business to our family. …

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Microsoft To Close Nokia Devices And Services Acquisition, Signs Licensing Agreement With Motorola

In 2011, Microsoft and Nokia partnered to create a “third” smartphone horse in the race against Apple and Android. In September, it became more than a partnership when the two companies announced that Microsoft would buy Nokia’s Devices & Services business, and bring Nokia CEO and former Microsoft employee Stephen Elop back to Microsoft. Shareholders approved the deal in November, …

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Microsoft Expects Nokia Deal To Close Next Month

Microsoft announced on Sunday night that its big Nokia deal is nearing the final stages, but won’t be completed until next month. The company has already received approval from regulatory bodies in 15 markets on five continents, but is awaiting confirmation in “final markets”. Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft wrote on …

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Yahoo Launches Indoor Maps In Latest Search Effort

Yahoo announced that it is now offering indoor maps for some places. The feature comes as the result of a partnership with Nokia, utilizing its Here service. Yahoo has released maps for various shopping malls, train stations and airports, not unlike efforts we’ve seen from Google in the past. “The maps are currently available from your computer and include the …

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Stephen Elop To Take Over Xbox Division At Microsoft

When rumors of Microsoft’s next CEO began to circulate, Stephen Elop was said to be on the shortlist of candidates. It was reported that his leadership would lead to Microsoft getting rid of numerous businesses that weren’t core to its enterprise strategy. One of those businesses was Xbox, and now he’s about to get a lot more intimate with the …

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Nokia X Officially Unveiled, Runs Android

For the last month, we’ve heard rumors of a device from Nokia called Normandy. The new smartphone would reportedly run Android. Some thought the idea would be nixed as Microsoft acquired Nokia last year, but it seems that Microsoft is totally fine with it. Nokia announced this morning at Mobile World Congress that it plans to launch a new family …

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That Nokia Android Phone Might Be Unveiled This Month

Last month, it was revealed that Nokia may be working on an Android device. The news was surprising considering Nokia’s commitment to the Windows Phone platform as well as the company now being owned by Microsoft. According to a new report, the phone, known as Normandy, is very real and will be unveiled later this month. The Wall Street Journal …

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