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BarretP925
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5/26/2016 | 11:41:28 AM
Shortage of US Engineers and Programmers is over!!!!
Now Microsoft should inform their bribed DC politicians and paid US medias that Microsoft, IBM, HP, GE, Intel,, are laying off the engineers and programmers and they have surplus so these crook politicians and media spokeksman close the H!B Visa....

Actually, the H1B Visa were introduce to find cheaper technical workers and supress US technical staff salaries. There was not shortage of US technical skilled employees.
Hal Elujah
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5/26/2016 | 12:32:35 PM
Microsoft still very much in mobile phone business
Although MS won't be making cell phones, it is still very much in the mobile phone business.

 

It owns Skype. So any device capable of running Skype is in essence a mobile phone -- and Skype is not tied to a carrier.

 

If Microsoft positions itself correctly, it can own a mobile communications market share that may go beyond iOS and Android.
Technocrati
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5/26/2016 | 3:22:40 PM
Re: Shortage of US Engineers and Programmers is over!!!!
"...Actually, the H1B Visa were introduce to find cheaper technical workers and supress US technical staff salaries. There was not shortage of US technical skilled employees."

 

@BarretP25    Couldn't agree more.  It was all about cheap labor and unfortunately it still is.   And these same companies will complain about underperformance ?

How about freezing these undeserved CEO bonuses and paying people for what they are worth ?

 
Technocrati
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5/26/2016 | 3:25:07 PM
Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ?

About time.   Still cleaning up Ballmer's mess I see.

Susan Fourtané
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5/28/2016 | 5:11:30 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
I don't know how many times I have said that the current Nokia --with its remaining divisions after Elop sold Nokia's devices & services to Microsoft-- has nothing to do with Microsoft. This means that linking the Nokia name to Microsoft's job cuts is inacurate. Those who will lose their jobs are Microsoft employees, not Nokia's. -Susan
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5/28/2016 | 11:12:22 PM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Very true but the reality remains the phone market is consolidating, with the current price points of cellular phones the market cannot bear so many brands . It is much like we saw with the PC and laptop markets in the 90s . They will ultimately only be a few manufacturers of mobile phones and the rest will cease to exist .
Susan Fourtané
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5/29/2016 | 3:54:13 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
impactnow, yes, true. Smaller phone manufacturers might still exist. However, they shouldn't expect to have sales like Apple, or Samsung, which are the only real ones dominating the smartphone market. Windows phones never were on the map. The irony is as follows: Microsoft adventure in the smartphone business was short and is dead, just as it was predicted by analysts, and others, including myself. Nokia's original devices and services division disappeared, ceased to exist when Microsoft bought it (they can thank Elop for all the mess). One of Nokia's remaining divsions, Nokia Technologies, brings back Nokia branded smartphones and tablets to the market. Yet, once again: Nokia and Microsoft are two different companies and not in partnerships any longer. -Susan
Susan Fourtané
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5/29/2016 | 3:55:32 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ?
Technorati, and don't forget Elop's mess. -Susan
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5/31/2016 | 12:32:25 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
Susan, yes there still are a few smaller players but as the price of smartphones to continue to rise these players will most likely go away or consolidate. The reality for phones will become like the reality for PCs a few players with few new entrants.
Susan Fourtané
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5/31/2016 | 2:59:35 AM
Re: Nokia: Microsoft Calls it Quits ? Nokia is not Microsoft.
impactnow, yes, most likely that's what will happen.

There were a few new smartphones debuting a few years ago that were promising. From all those, from the only one I have heard lately is Jolla.

There was the Fairphone as well, that used all conflict-free components. The founders of the startup went to Congo to make sure of this. It was quite interesting. They were not sure, though, if they would continue manufacturing phones after the first batch. It was some sort of experimenting since the main point of the company was to fight conflict minerals trade. Have you heard anything? 

-Susan
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