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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik