Archive for July 18th, 2014

July 18th, 2014 - 10:40 pm § in Misc.

What hath Balmer Wrought?

As part of a streamlining effort following its buyout of cell-phone maker Nokia, Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was closing the Nokia plant in Komarom, northwest Hungary, local wire service MTI reported.[...]

July 18th, 2014 - 10:23 pm § in Hypocrisy, Russia

Fidel Panders to Vladimir

Fidel Castro: Ukraine to blame for downed airliner HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday blamed the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the downing of a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane. Readmore and Readmore[...]

July 18th, 2014 - 1:17 pm § in The Ave Scene

MS Cuts off “Bridge,” stranding its Finnish Employees

Nokia workers Lose Finnish Style Benefits,  Being Laid Off Before the takeover by Microsoft,  Nokia employees had the benefit of Nokia’s generous Bridge programme.  Bridge helped some of Nokia’s laid off 40,000 workers to develop skills or launch their own startup. No such luck if you[...]