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Nokia announces job cuts

Plus, Microsoft's IE8 and a new job hunting Web site

March 18, 2009
Nokia slashes 1,700 jobs due to “pruned” demand
Engadget
Laura June writes about the latest job cuts that Nokia has just announced.

“Finland-based Nokia has just announced that they will cut 1,700 jobs in the corporate development and global functions departments. These cuts will equal about one per cent of Nokia’s entire workforce, and are more than double in number than earlier reports suggested. The company says that the cuts are being driven by ‘pruned’ worldwide demand for its products.”

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Could This Be the Beginning of the End for IE?
webmonkey
Scott Loganbill writes about Microsoft’s new IE8.

“Over the past few years, Firefox has been slowly stealing away the numbers from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft still holds the greater share of users, presumably thanks to legacy versions of its Windows operating system. However, despite some movement in Internet Explorer 7 and 8 (in beta now), Microsoft has been slow to play catch up, and users have been slow to upgrade.”

Job Site Asks Recession Victims: How Low Will You Go?
Wired
Chris Snyder writes about a new job hunting Web site called Jobaphiles, created by a group of recent college grads.

“People can bid on how much money – or more importantly, how little – they are willing to be paid for their work (on Jobaphiles). Instead of behind-the-scenes e-mails, the entire conversation is out in the open resulting in a virtual battle to undercut the competition. Think of it as an auction site for victims of the recession, where the unemployed can make a few bucks and cash strapped companies can crowdsource cheap labor. But your price is just one factor to get the attention of an employer, along with your resume and portfolio.”