Microsoft takes axe to Finnish staff

steve-ballmer-tongue-540x334Software company Microsoft said today it will make 2,300 people redundant in Finland.

Microsoft had said it will cut nearly 8,000 jobs worldwide in July.

Most of those result from its ill-fated decision to buy Nokia’s mobile unit. That decision was taken by then CEO Steve Ballmer (pictured), who decided Microsoft should pay well over the odds for the Nokia unit.… Read the rest

Smartphones boom in India

Indian flagNews might be grim for vendors selling smartphones in already saturated markets, but the good news is that India is showing a sharp increase in sales. And Chinese vendors are benefiting from the surge.

According to market research company IDC, 26.5 million smartphones shipped in India in the second quarter of this year – that’s a rise of 44 percent for the same quarter last year.… Read the rest