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Microsoft Cutting 2,850 More Jobs In Smartphone Business, Sales

The Redmond giant reveals in a regulatory filing that it's planning another round of job cuts in addition to the 1,850 cuts it announced in May.


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jastroff
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jastroff,
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8/4/2016 | 12:57:29 PM
Staying Power
Staying as big and powerful as Microsoft has been since the 80s is pretty difficult. Most companies don't manage it. 

Bad responses to technology markets are increasingly expensive in body count and bottom line. Perhaps the smartphone was their "Edsel" (see Ford Motor Company's bad bet in the 1950s). Would really hope MSFT gets their act together to manage the OS they have and the technology they support.
Faye___Kane
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Faye___Kane,
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7/30/2016 | 1:35:06 PM
More detritus removal


It's all just repairing the massive damage Ballmer did to that company. It's what happens every time when a dumbass marketing frat boy is the boss of smart people.

 
Michelle
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Michelle,
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7/29/2016 | 5:24:36 PM
Ouch
This seems like a pretty clear indicator the Windows Phone will be no more in the near future. I guess it could also mean the developer tools to help port Android and iOS to Windows Phone weren't as successful as anticipated.
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