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Alcatel-Lucent: We Suck in French and English

Alcatel-Lucent is cleaning house and, frankly, it’s about time. After posting yet another massive quarterly loss Tuesday ($1.7 billion), the company said its chief executive, Patricia Russo, and chairman, Serge Tchuruk, who together led its trans-Atlantic merger two years ago, will resign their positions by year end.

“The merger phase is now behind us,” Tchuruk said in a statement. “I am proud that Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has become a world leader in a technology which is transforming our society.”

Added Russo, “Our strategy is taking hold, and our results are demonstrating good operational progress. That said, I believe it is the right time for me to step down.”

Apparently, after six consecutive quarters of losses and a brutal reduction in both market share and market capitalization, their work is done.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus