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Susan Fourtané
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7/10/2015 | 6:56:35 AM
No surprise here
This doesn't come as a surprise. It was well known that this will happen and that finally the smartphone business was going to die. -Susan
Technocrati
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7/9/2015 | 2:32:59 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength

"...I'm sure those individuals will be able to find jobs else, may be working for the competition. " 

 

 

@PedroGonzales     I agree, those 7,800 should be able to float for awhile if necessary and pick up something else relatively soon.  

I feel sorry for those whose termination email might have gone into spam though....   lol

Technocrati
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7/9/2015 | 2:27:51 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
And wasn't this Ballmer's baby ?   Enough said. Enjoy your Team Steve.
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7/9/2015 | 2:25:53 PM
Re: smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength

These job cuts and write offs are not surprising - My question is what took so long ?   Even with this slimed down version of purpose, not many outside of poor countries ( aka emerging markets )  and Microsoft Fan Boys will use them.

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7/8/2015 | 10:11:13 PM
smartphone market, is not Microsoft strength
Microsoft efforts to compete Google and Apple have failed so far in the smartphone market.  I think they may consider partnering with other phone manufactures.  I'm disapointed to see that Nokia is going the way blackberry is.  May be in the developed world they will have a better chance.  I'm sure those individuals will be able to find jobs else, may be working for the competition.  
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