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Nokia Consolidating Locations, Laying Off 3500 More Employees 111

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the elop-lops-off-the-arms dept.
angry tapir writes with an excerpt from a Techworld article: "Nokia is planning to lay off an additional 3,500 employees, as the company continues to restructure after announcing its decision to focus on Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. The affected employees work in manufacturing, location and commerce, and supporting functions."
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Nokia Consolidating Locations, Laying Off 3500 More Employees

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  • No chance at all (Score:5, Interesting)

    by symbolset (646467) * on Friday September 30, 2011 @07:03PM (#37573672) Journal

    Nice trying to shift the blame, but they took the Manchurian CEO and he's quite quickly doing them in. In Europe they just ditched their established disty partners, burning their bridge to retail outlets that give them any sort of hope. That bridge is going to take a year to rebuild that they just don't have, and Europe was their only market with margins in it.

    This one was over the day American investors called up the Chairman of Nokia and told him to take Elop or be fired and Elop would take over anyway. It's an inside job, the deliberate burning down of an established company. And it's an evil thing to do. It's crushing the economy of Finland, many retirement funds are going bust. Competent engineers with families thrown out of work. And the goal seems to be to get Nokia down to a size Microsoft can swallow, for the patents.

    After he's done, where is Elop going to go? Where else? He'll come back to Redmond dragging the corpse of Nokia behind him, and it'll be stored in a filing cabinet next to Sendo's IP - and that will be the end of it.

    Now who were those American investors? We don't know yet, but I bet it will come out one day in the shareholder lawsuit.

  • by im_thatoneguy (819432) on Friday September 30, 2011 @07:26PM (#37573864)

    If you've used Windows Phone 7 you would understand what he means by the "app as the central metaphor" being outdated.

    I don't need a flickr app, a facebook app and a photo gallery app... I just want to look at my photos regardless of source.

    And I want that everywhere. If I email someone a photo I want to be able to email them from my local storage, SkyDrive, Facebook or whatever. The Hub model is far superior to the fragmented app model.

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