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Microsoft set to axe 18,000 jobs
BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/17/2014 8:40:38 AM

Microsoft is to cut up to 18,000 jobs marking the deepest cuts in the technology firm´s 39-year history. The bulk of the cuts, around 12,500, will be in its phone unit Nokia, which Microsoft bought in April, the firm said. Microsoft pledged to cut $600m (£350.8m) per year in costs within 18 months of closing the acquisition. The cuts are much more severe than the 6,000 initially expected. Chief executive officer Satya Nadella, who took the helm in February, wants the firm to shift its focus away from software to online services, apps and devices.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/17/2014 8:57:35 AM     (No. 9928450)

...which explains why we need all of these new ´Dreamers´. /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/17/2014 9:02:22 AM     (No. 9928459)

Satya Nadella was born in Hyderabad, India. You think a few more jobs may flow to India?

I think its foolish to announce a layoff like this and then take your time implementing it. I have seen it before -- work comes to a standstill as everyone tries to figure out if they want to work hard to help the company succeed given they may soon be with the competition after getting the boot.

If you have MSFT, sell it.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/17/2014 9:04:48 AM     (No. 9928467)

Buy Apple?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/17/2014 9:13:31 AM     (No. 9928484)

Should have mentioned: Mr A recently added certifications for Linux I and II. I´m now using Linux and it´s not that difficult, especially considering my brain is fading--I´m using it right now.

Big plus: it´s free, as are updates. And I can still use Firefox and Ixquick.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noparallel, 7/17/2014 9:29:16 AM     (No. 9928510)

I guess Bill won´t need all of those H-1B visas now that he´s got this huge pool of talented people to choose from. Maybe he´ll even share them with the others who push for them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/17/2014 9:37:56 AM     (No. 9928524)

They axe 18,000 jobs and at the same time are lobbying for cheap foreign labor in the form of H1-B visas. Congress would have to be nuts to go along with what Microsoft is pushing them to do.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spit the bit, 7/17/2014 9:57:04 AM     (No. 9928557)

Microsoft could have owned the phone/mobile space years ago, but they blew it with several arrogant mistakes.
Now they want to be the next Yahoo.
Sell.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/17/2014 10:36:12 AM     (No. 9928624)

What happened to Obama and Pelosi and Reid and Holder and Carney saying things are SOOOOO much better now? Better? For who? THEM?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bhkat, 7/17/2014 11:23:57 AM     (No. 9928695)

Nokia is a distant last in smart phone sales in the US. Not surprising that this happened.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/17/2014 11:29:40 AM     (No. 9928704)

MSFT lost its rudder a long time ago. Worthless operating systems such as ME, Vista and Win8 have contributed to their problems.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/17/2014 11:31:07 AM     (No. 9928706)

Natya is no Steve Jobs, and neither is Tim Cook. So they are going to focus on the nebulae, well fine, but that is not a very clear mission, and no one knows what or where that is.

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