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Nokia Consolidating Locations, Laying Off 3500 More Employees 111

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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  • by R3d M3rcury ( 871886 ) on Friday September 30, 2011 @09:28PM (#37574156) Journal

    This stuff just doesn't matter. You guys are always here, bringing up this stuff that doesn't matter. [...] You would think by now you would be willing to admit the thing has been rejected by the market and move on.

    Whenever anybody brings up "the market," I always think:

    EAT SHIT: 10,000,000 flies can't be wrong.

    As always, remember that McDonalds makes the most popular hamburgers. Britney Spears was, at one point, the most popular singer. Does this mean that "the market" has rejected other hamburger joints or other singers?

    There are lots of reasons for something to become popular.

    Now, I've never used a Windows Phone 7. I have an iPhone 3GS and will probably get the next generation iPhone when it comes out. But to say that the current interface model used in iOS and Android is the best because "the market has accepted it" is ridiculous. What Microsoft is doing is definitely interesting and is more focused around information than it is around brands--which is essentially what apps are. Yelp, Facebook, Flickr, GetGlue--they're all brands. The home screen of my iPhone ends up looking like a NASCAR competitor, rather than actually having information that might be useful to me like whether or not the weather will be decent tomorrow or if my friend has gotten back to me about dinner tonight.

    As a Mac user, I can tell you that just because something is overwhelmingly accepted by "the market" doesn't mean it's the best, nor that something that is ignored by "the market" doesn't necessarily have benefits.

People who go to conferences are the ones who shouldn't.