It’s Official: Microsoft Concedes the Smartphone War

Another day, another company-wide memo in which Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella slices his company’s headcount to bits.

In a note to employees—and really, to the rest of the world, too, since it was published in Microsoft’s press center—Nadella announced another 7,800 job cuts, which will primarily hit Microsoft’s phone business. That’s in addition to the whopping 18,000 jobs Nadella last year said he planned to cut, mainly employees who had joined Microsoft through its acquisition of flailing phone company Nokia.

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