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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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Around 12,500 jobs to be cut by Microsoft as it reorganises former Nokia mobile phone business

Microsoft is to shed around 12,500 jobs from its mobile division in the next 12 months.

The announcement was made in a memo released both internally and publicly; a similar style to CEO Satya Nadella’s statement last week about Microsoft’s future.

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National security, phones for children, a new UK mobile network and a change of name

Podcast - 16th July 2014

This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.

We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.

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Microsoft CEO sets out plans and ambitions for the company

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has published a memo to all company employees.

As Microsoft starts a new financial year, Mr Nadella referred to his previous comments about Microsoft needing to rediscover its soul.

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Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

Nokia announces a new Android smartphone running its 'Nokia X' platform

Nokia has released a new smartphone that runs ‘Nokia X’, the mobile software platform based on the Android Open Source Project.

It’s the first Android-powered device released by Nokia since the company’s mobile division was acquired by Microsoft.

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