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Duane Harrison 2016-07-29
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Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 1850 jobs back in May, primarily from its smartphone business unit.

And now it seems the company has more layoffs planned; according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, an extra 2850 people will be let go.

Microsoft s 10-K filing states: "In addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions that were announced in May 2016, approximately 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan, and these actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2017."

The first round of cuts from earlier this year will see 1350 jobs go at Microsoft Mobile in Finland headquarters and another 500 globally.

The Finnish job losses affect those working at the former Nokia world headquarters.

Back in 2013 and under the leadership of then-CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft announced it would purchase Nokia s mobile division for approximately $7.2 billion.

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Jennifer Ervin 2017-07-13
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Without going into incredibly granular detail, Nokia sold its mobile and devices division to Microsoft in 2013 in order to fight off its bleak financial situation.

Microsoft Mobile became the successor to Nokia’s mobile devices unit in 2014, but it only took two years for Microsoft Mobile to sell off its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global, which was founded by former Nokia executive Jean-Francois Baril.

Fast forward to today, and we now have one of the results from this mess of sales and agreements: the Nokia 6.

As far as the U.S. is concerned, Amazon is the only place that offers the phone, and though the price helps the Nokia 6 compete with other budget phones, does that make the Nokia 6 a good deal?

Expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card

Rear: 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash

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Toby Taft 2016-07-29
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Are you watching Stephen Elop?

Brutal gutting of Redmond s phone business continues with fresh job losses

Microsoft s retreat from the mobile space continues with the news of a fresh wave of job cuts at its smartphone business despite CEO Satya Nadella initially pledging to create a mobile-first and cloud-first world, when he first took over the leadership of the company.

The latest 2,850 job cuts in its smartphone business, would mostly take place in Finland, the home of the former mobile giant Nokia.

Microsoft of course acquired Nokia s smartphone business for £4.6 billion back in 2014.

It should be noted that these latest job cuts are on top of the 1,850 jobs job losses already announced in May, which brings the total to 4,700 job losses, or 4 percent of its 114,000 total workforce as of June .

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Charles Janow 2016-05-25
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The cost of Microsoft s white elephant entry into smartphone manufacturing has gone up by another $1bn.

Microsoft is restructuring its smartphone hardware business in a move that will cost 1,850 jobs and $950m.

Severance pay will claim $200m of that figure, with 1,350 staff losing their jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland and a further 500 posts going across the rest of the world.

Microsoft plans to record the charge in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2016 with the restructuring to be finished by July 2017, it said.

The additional cost makes what has been the largest write-off in Microsoft s 41-year history even bigger.

In July 2015, Microsoft announced a $7.6bn adjustment on its Phone hardware business just 15 months after buying Nokia s mobile phone business for $7.2bn.

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Henry Booker 2016-07-29
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Microsoft to cut 2,850 jobs worldwide

Microsoft will eliminate about 2,850 jobs globally in its smartphone division by the end of 2017, in addition to the 1,850 cuts announced earlier this year, the company said in a regulatory filing.

The company's plan to streamline its smartphone hardware business announced in May resulted in up to 1,350 cuts at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland and an additional 500 job losses globally.

Those working for Microsoft Oy, which is a separate sales subsidiary based in Espoo, were not affected by the job cuts.

The latest cuts will again affect jobs across Microsoft's hardware business and global sales, as part of the company's restructuring plans.

As of 30 June, the company employed 114,000 people — 63,000 in the US and 51,000 globally.

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Larry Johnson 2016-09-28
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After 14 years in the mobile phone business, embattled maker Blackberry has announced that it is no longer going to design its own smartphones.

The company, which is famed for its "Qwerty" keyboard mobile phones that were the choice handset for professionals, has been struggling to keep up with market leaders Apple and Samsung as the world has moved to touchscreens.

As a result, the loss-making business said it is going to focus on creating software for mobile phones, rather than the devices themselves.

Instead, it will outsource the brand to other manufacturers.

"The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to our partners," said John Chen, chief executive and executive chairman of Blackberry.

"We are focusing on software development, including security and applications."

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Roy Shannon 2016-05-25
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Microsoft has revealed its latest attempt to sort out the internal mess of its mobile phone ecosystem, an effort it calls a "streamlining of smartphone hardware business" -- the sacking loads of people it doesn't need any more now the Nokia dream has all gone to pieces.

Sadly for Nokia's historical ties with its home country, the majority of job losses are slated to hit within Finland.

The company says that a staggering 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland are to go thanks to the lopping off of redundant heads, along with another 500 related workers across the world.

In classic Microsoft style it's also announced a huge financial impairment alongside the job losses, with this one banking a offsettable loss of $950m; with a $200m chunk of that alone being used to pay off the sacked staff.

Company boss Satya Nadella typed out a few words while working his way through a stack of "Not Really All That Sorry You're Leaving" cards, saying: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation -- with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same."

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

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Rafael Beltrami 2016-05-25
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Microsoft has revealed its latest attempt to sort out the internal mess of its mobile phone ecosystem, an effort it calls a "streamlining of smartphone hardware business" -- the sacking loads of people it doesn't need any more now the Nokia dream has all gone to pieces.

Sadly for Nokia's historical ties with its home country, the majority of job losses are slated to hit within Finland.

The company says that a staggering 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland are to go thanks to the lopping off of redundant heads, along with another 500 related workers across the world.

In classic Microsoft style it's also announced a huge financial impairment alongside the job losses, with this one banking a offsettable loss of $950m; with a $200m chunk of that alone being used to pay off the sacked staff.

Company boss Satya Nadella typed out a few words while working his way through a stack of "Not Really All That Sorry You're Leaving" cards, saying: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation -- with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same."

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

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Marc Leonard 2016-09-16
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Microsoft has released Office Lens for Windows 10, enabling those with any Windows 10 device to easily capture a photo, edit it, and then share it or add it to an Office document.

In addition to launching the new app, Microsoft has also added support for saving Office Lens images to school or work Office 365 accounts using the Windows 10, Android, and iOS apps.

Office Lens is like Microsoft s version of CamScanner and other similar apps; with it, you can can snap an image of a document, receipt, recipe, chalkboard or whiteboard, or just about anything else using the camera on your tablet or smartphone.

Once you take the image, Office Lens will crop the relevant item out of the larger surrounding image.

Users are able to choose whether the item is a document, whiteboard, photograph or business card.

The app includes Optical Character Recognition OCR , which makes the content searchable once your save it to your PC or the cloud.

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Adam Amie 2016-05-26
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Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella said: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation - with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same.

However, the planned reductions will not impact the employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary based in Espoo, according to the company.

The company expects a significant part of the layoff process to be complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by July 2017, the end of the company's next fiscal year.

The company sold its entry-level feature phones business for $350m earlier this month.

In February, a report said that Microsoft was planning to shut down two mobile-phone manufacturing facilities in Beijing, China, cutting 9,000 jobs.

Beijing Youth Daily cited a source familiar with the matter as saying that the company was looking to move some of the manufacturing operations to Vietnam.

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Kenneth Mulcahy 2016-05-25
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A week after selling off its feature phone division, Microsoft has announced that it s also streamlining its smartphone hardware business, cutting 1,850 jobs in the process.

In a statement, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, explained that:

We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same.

We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.

The move will see 1,350 jobs lost at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland—formerly part of Nokia—as well as a 500 more lost globally.

It seems that Microsoft is bringing an end to its flirtation with phone hardware, which started when it purchased Nokia s phone division three years ago for $7.1 billion.

Recode has published a leaked internal memo from Microsoft, in which Terry Myerson—Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group—explains that it will continue to work on mobile.

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Eric Erikson 2016-05-18
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Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and Finnish company HMD Global for $350m.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer "substantially all" of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements.

HMD Global will use the rights to use the Nokia brand for feature phones as part of its plans to launch a new range of Nokia-branded devices, which will also include Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system, a remarkable turnaround considering that Nokia only sold its smartphone business to Microsoft, which wanted to boost Windows Phone, in 2014.

Microsoft made a huge bet on phones when it bought Nokia's smartphones business for $5.4bn just over two years ago.

It hasn't got better since: the company has revealed it only managed to sell 2.3 million Lumia smartphones in its third quarter.

While the smartphone business was the main focus of the Nokia acquisition, Microsoft also picked up Nokia's feature phone business.

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Billy Clark 2019-04-26
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Want to sync notifications from your Android-based phone to your Windows 10 system?

The feature is well and truly on its way.

Notification syncing is already rolling out to Windows Insiders -- that's the prerelease testing program -- which means it will be available to the rest of us relatively soon.

Vishnu Nath, Director of Program Management for Microsoft Mobile eXperiences, announced the update in a tweet Thursday night.

We're likely to hear more about it during the inevitable recap of what the company's been up to at Microsoft Build, its annual developer conference which starts on May 6.

We'll also probably hear about Microsoft's joining the trillion-dollar-market-cap club, which happened Wednesday after the company's earning's announcement.

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Edward Hickey 2017-06-21
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the European commission claims that Finland granted eur 3.5 million support from Microsoft redundant to help.

the European globalisation adjustment fund the objective of the aid is to help thousand former Microsoft Mobile Oy's employees to find new jobs.

the Employment and social affairs, skills and labour mobility commissioner Marianne Thyssen told the commission's bulletin that the decision to help employees prepare for new job opportunities.

”it Is important to help these workers difficult transition in the management,” Thyssen said.

according to the Commissioner, globalisation creates opportunities in addition to challenges for many europeans.

”the globalisation adjustment fund will help us to ensure that nobody is left alone, and at the same time we show our solidarity towards those who trade structural change tests”, the Thyssen statement in the bulletin.

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Carlos Marier 2019-04-26
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Microsoft has lately added several requested features in the program Your telephone, including the ability to synchronize the text and reflect the content of your mobile phone to your computer.

the Guide: Connect your computer and cell phone – with Microsoft's new app

Now test the Microsoft a new feature that makes it possible to synchronize notifications between Android and Windows 10.

According to Neowin, this includes notifications from Messenger, Onedrive and Twitter, something that is evidenced by a screenshot published by Vishnu Nath from Microsoft Mobile Experiences.

Are you a member of the beta program Windows Insider, you can test the feature now, but it will take at least a few months before the synchronization of the notifications pops up in the crisp version of Your telephone.

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Jarvis Lett 2016-07-12
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News: Site closure is part of plans to streamline smartphone hardware business.

Technology giant Microsoft has confirmed that it will shut down its Finnish mobile phone unit and cut nearly 1,350 jobs in the country.

The move is part of the company s plans announced in May to streamline its smartphone hardware business.

The company had said that it would cut 1,850 jobs and incur an impairment and restructuring cost of around $950m.

Over two-thirds of the planned job cuts were expected to take place at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland.

Microsoft said that it should complete a significant part of the layoff process by the end of the calendar year and fully complete it by July 2017, which marks the end of the company's next fiscal year.

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Duane Harrison 2016-07-29
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Microsoft announced plans to eliminate 1850 jobs back in May, primarily from its smartphone business unit.

And now it seems the company has more layoffs planned; according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, an extra 2850 people will be let go.

Microsoft s 10-K filing states: "In addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions that were announced in May 2016, approximately 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan, and these actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2017."

The first round of cuts from earlier this year will see 1350 jobs go at Microsoft Mobile in Finland headquarters and another 500 globally.

The Finnish job losses affect those working at the former Nokia world headquarters.

Back in 2013 and under the leadership of then-CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft announced it would purchase Nokia s mobile division for approximately $7.2 billion.

Toby Taft 2016-07-29
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Are you watching Stephen Elop?

Brutal gutting of Redmond s phone business continues with fresh job losses

Microsoft s retreat from the mobile space continues with the news of a fresh wave of job cuts at its smartphone business despite CEO Satya Nadella initially pledging to create a mobile-first and cloud-first world, when he first took over the leadership of the company.

The latest 2,850 job cuts in its smartphone business, would mostly take place in Finland, the home of the former mobile giant Nokia.

Microsoft of course acquired Nokia s smartphone business for £4.6 billion back in 2014.

It should be noted that these latest job cuts are on top of the 1,850 jobs job losses already announced in May, which brings the total to 4,700 job losses, or 4 percent of its 114,000 total workforce as of June .

Henry Booker 2016-07-29
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Microsoft to cut 2,850 jobs worldwide

Microsoft will eliminate about 2,850 jobs globally in its smartphone division by the end of 2017, in addition to the 1,850 cuts announced earlier this year, the company said in a regulatory filing.

The company's plan to streamline its smartphone hardware business announced in May resulted in up to 1,350 cuts at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland and an additional 500 job losses globally.

Those working for Microsoft Oy, which is a separate sales subsidiary based in Espoo, were not affected by the job cuts.

The latest cuts will again affect jobs across Microsoft's hardware business and global sales, as part of the company's restructuring plans.

As of 30 June, the company employed 114,000 people — 63,000 in the US and 51,000 globally.

Roy Shannon 2016-05-25
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Microsoft has revealed its latest attempt to sort out the internal mess of its mobile phone ecosystem, an effort it calls a "streamlining of smartphone hardware business" -- the sacking loads of people it doesn't need any more now the Nokia dream has all gone to pieces.

Sadly for Nokia's historical ties with its home country, the majority of job losses are slated to hit within Finland.

The company says that a staggering 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland are to go thanks to the lopping off of redundant heads, along with another 500 related workers across the world.

In classic Microsoft style it's also announced a huge financial impairment alongside the job losses, with this one banking a offsettable loss of $950m; with a $200m chunk of that alone being used to pay off the sacked staff.

Company boss Satya Nadella typed out a few words while working his way through a stack of "Not Really All That Sorry You're Leaving" cards, saying: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation -- with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same."

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

Marc Leonard 2016-09-16
img

Microsoft has released Office Lens for Windows 10, enabling those with any Windows 10 device to easily capture a photo, edit it, and then share it or add it to an Office document.

In addition to launching the new app, Microsoft has also added support for saving Office Lens images to school or work Office 365 accounts using the Windows 10, Android, and iOS apps.

Office Lens is like Microsoft s version of CamScanner and other similar apps; with it, you can can snap an image of a document, receipt, recipe, chalkboard or whiteboard, or just about anything else using the camera on your tablet or smartphone.

Once you take the image, Office Lens will crop the relevant item out of the larger surrounding image.

Users are able to choose whether the item is a document, whiteboard, photograph or business card.

The app includes Optical Character Recognition OCR , which makes the content searchable once your save it to your PC or the cloud.

Kenneth Mulcahy 2016-05-25
img

A week after selling off its feature phone division, Microsoft has announced that it s also streamlining its smartphone hardware business, cutting 1,850 jobs in the process.

In a statement, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, explained that:

We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same.

We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.

The move will see 1,350 jobs lost at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland—formerly part of Nokia—as well as a 500 more lost globally.

It seems that Microsoft is bringing an end to its flirtation with phone hardware, which started when it purchased Nokia s phone division three years ago for $7.1 billion.

Recode has published a leaked internal memo from Microsoft, in which Terry Myerson—Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group—explains that it will continue to work on mobile.

Billy Clark 2019-04-26
img

Want to sync notifications from your Android-based phone to your Windows 10 system?

The feature is well and truly on its way.

Notification syncing is already rolling out to Windows Insiders -- that's the prerelease testing program -- which means it will be available to the rest of us relatively soon.

Vishnu Nath, Director of Program Management for Microsoft Mobile eXperiences, announced the update in a tweet Thursday night.

We're likely to hear more about it during the inevitable recap of what the company's been up to at Microsoft Build, its annual developer conference which starts on May 6.

We'll also probably hear about Microsoft's joining the trillion-dollar-market-cap club, which happened Wednesday after the company's earning's announcement.

Carlos Marier 2019-04-26
img

Microsoft has lately added several requested features in the program Your telephone, including the ability to synchronize the text and reflect the content of your mobile phone to your computer.

the Guide: Connect your computer and cell phone – with Microsoft's new app

Now test the Microsoft a new feature that makes it possible to synchronize notifications between Android and Windows 10.

According to Neowin, this includes notifications from Messenger, Onedrive and Twitter, something that is evidenced by a screenshot published by Vishnu Nath from Microsoft Mobile Experiences.

Are you a member of the beta program Windows Insider, you can test the feature now, but it will take at least a few months before the synchronization of the notifications pops up in the crisp version of Your telephone.

Jennifer Ervin 2017-07-13
img

Without going into incredibly granular detail, Nokia sold its mobile and devices division to Microsoft in 2013 in order to fight off its bleak financial situation.

Microsoft Mobile became the successor to Nokia’s mobile devices unit in 2014, but it only took two years for Microsoft Mobile to sell off its Nokia-branded feature phone business to HMD Global, which was founded by former Nokia executive Jean-Francois Baril.

Fast forward to today, and we now have one of the results from this mess of sales and agreements: the Nokia 6.

As far as the U.S. is concerned, Amazon is the only place that offers the phone, and though the price helps the Nokia 6 compete with other budget phones, does that make the Nokia 6 a good deal?

Expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card

Rear: 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash

Charles Janow 2016-05-25
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The cost of Microsoft s white elephant entry into smartphone manufacturing has gone up by another $1bn.

Microsoft is restructuring its smartphone hardware business in a move that will cost 1,850 jobs and $950m.

Severance pay will claim $200m of that figure, with 1,350 staff losing their jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland and a further 500 posts going across the rest of the world.

Microsoft plans to record the charge in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2016 with the restructuring to be finished by July 2017, it said.

The additional cost makes what has been the largest write-off in Microsoft s 41-year history even bigger.

In July 2015, Microsoft announced a $7.6bn adjustment on its Phone hardware business just 15 months after buying Nokia s mobile phone business for $7.2bn.

Larry Johnson 2016-09-28
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After 14 years in the mobile phone business, embattled maker Blackberry has announced that it is no longer going to design its own smartphones.

The company, which is famed for its "Qwerty" keyboard mobile phones that were the choice handset for professionals, has been struggling to keep up with market leaders Apple and Samsung as the world has moved to touchscreens.

As a result, the loss-making business said it is going to focus on creating software for mobile phones, rather than the devices themselves.

Instead, it will outsource the brand to other manufacturers.

"The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to our partners," said John Chen, chief executive and executive chairman of Blackberry.

"We are focusing on software development, including security and applications."

Rafael Beltrami 2016-05-25
img

Microsoft has revealed its latest attempt to sort out the internal mess of its mobile phone ecosystem, an effort it calls a "streamlining of smartphone hardware business" -- the sacking loads of people it doesn't need any more now the Nokia dream has all gone to pieces.

Sadly for Nokia's historical ties with its home country, the majority of job losses are slated to hit within Finland.

The company says that a staggering 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland are to go thanks to the lopping off of redundant heads, along with another 500 related workers across the world.

In classic Microsoft style it's also announced a huge financial impairment alongside the job losses, with this one banking a offsettable loss of $950m; with a $200m chunk of that alone being used to pay off the sacked staff.

Company boss Satya Nadella typed out a few words while working his way through a stack of "Not Really All That Sorry You're Leaving" cards, saying: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation -- with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same."

Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

Adam Amie 2016-05-26
img

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella said: "We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation - with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same.

However, the planned reductions will not impact the employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary based in Espoo, according to the company.

The company expects a significant part of the layoff process to be complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by July 2017, the end of the company's next fiscal year.

The company sold its entry-level feature phones business for $350m earlier this month.

In February, a report said that Microsoft was planning to shut down two mobile-phone manufacturing facilities in Beijing, China, cutting 9,000 jobs.

Beijing Youth Daily cited a source familiar with the matter as saying that the company was looking to move some of the manufacturing operations to Vietnam.

Eric Erikson 2016-05-18
img

Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and Finnish company HMD Global for $350m.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer "substantially all" of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements.

HMD Global will use the rights to use the Nokia brand for feature phones as part of its plans to launch a new range of Nokia-branded devices, which will also include Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system, a remarkable turnaround considering that Nokia only sold its smartphone business to Microsoft, which wanted to boost Windows Phone, in 2014.

Microsoft made a huge bet on phones when it bought Nokia's smartphones business for $5.4bn just over two years ago.

It hasn't got better since: the company has revealed it only managed to sell 2.3 million Lumia smartphones in its third quarter.

While the smartphone business was the main focus of the Nokia acquisition, Microsoft also picked up Nokia's feature phone business.

Edward Hickey 2017-06-21
img

the European commission claims that Finland granted eur 3.5 million support from Microsoft redundant to help.

the European globalisation adjustment fund the objective of the aid is to help thousand former Microsoft Mobile Oy's employees to find new jobs.

the Employment and social affairs, skills and labour mobility commissioner Marianne Thyssen told the commission's bulletin that the decision to help employees prepare for new job opportunities.

”it Is important to help these workers difficult transition in the management,” Thyssen said.

according to the Commissioner, globalisation creates opportunities in addition to challenges for many europeans.

”the globalisation adjustment fund will help us to ensure that nobody is left alone, and at the same time we show our solidarity towards those who trade structural change tests”, the Thyssen statement in the bulletin.

Jarvis Lett 2016-07-12
img

News: Site closure is part of plans to streamline smartphone hardware business.

Technology giant Microsoft has confirmed that it will shut down its Finnish mobile phone unit and cut nearly 1,350 jobs in the country.

The move is part of the company s plans announced in May to streamline its smartphone hardware business.

The company had said that it would cut 1,850 jobs and incur an impairment and restructuring cost of around $950m.

Over two-thirds of the planned job cuts were expected to take place at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland.

Microsoft said that it should complete a significant part of the layoff process by the end of the calendar year and fully complete it by July 2017, which marks the end of the company's next fiscal year.