Microsoft said Thursday that it would eliminate up to 18,000 jobs , the largest round of layoffs in company history. Most of those cuts come from Nokia, which Microsoft recently acquired for $7.2 billion in a transaction that formally closed in April . It's now clear that Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, thinks the Nokia acquisition was a big mistake.
If you dig even just a little bit into the history of Apple, you'll learn that former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs wasn't the easiest person to work with. In fact, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently revealed that many early Apple employees said they would never work with Jobs again given the chance, according to a recent interview.
“[Jobs] came by one day, and we sat on a bench by the pool, and he said, ‘I’d like you to join the Apple board,’" Campbell told Lashinsky. "I said, without hesitation, ‘For sure.’”Campbell is one of the few Apple insiders to have watched Steve Jobs develop professionally, first at NeXT and then at Apple.“I watched him emerge as a CEO in real time,” Campbell says. “I had a continuum with him.
You may know Ron Johnson as the man who helped mold Target into the retailer it is today, or perhaps as the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple from 2000 through 2011. Maybe you know him from his recent work trying to turn JCPenney around before he was ousted in April of this year.
Hartmut Esslinger met Steve Jobs in January 1982. Asked what he thought about Apple, he said it was a cool idea, but bad design.He didn’t like that I said the products were incredibly ugly and wasteful in production," Esslinger says. "But when I explained he understood."with smartwatches, the risk of not designing for the future, and the flaws of other tech companies.
There are even more practical advantages to sponsored data, according to Greenbaum. For example, a school district can provide free access to an online curriculum for students who can't afford internet access at home. And businesses can pay carriers so usage of certain enterprise apps don't count against their employees' data plans.
Counterpoint Technology Research Firm has a list of the top-selling smartphones in 35 countries in May Do you notice anything strange? As you'd expect, Apple and Samsung dominate the list. Lumped together, Samsung is still selling more smartphones than anyone else. No surprises there. But a smaller player is creeping up the charts: Xiaomi.
All life is ultimately powered by electricity, albeit indirectly, since most organisms consume sugars that produce electrochemical reactions. Several types of bacteria are known to skip the sweets and go straight for the electrons, however -- and researchers have discovered that they may be everywhere.
Lenovo has pulled all of its smaller Windows tablets from US shelves, citing a lack of demand. The world's largest Windows computer maker had two models on the market: the 8-inch, stylus-equippedMiix 2and theThinkPad 8. A spokesman toldPC Worldthat it'll shuttle remaining stock of both of those models over to developing countries where "demand has been much stronger.
Thermoelectrics-- which use wasted heat to generate electricity -- could get a lot more interesting thanks to a company calledAlphabet Energy. It's set to commercializetetrahedrite, a metal that more than doubles the efficiency of current tech for as little as a fiftieth the cost.
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