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Ericsson Posts Q4 Layoff Surplus

LAYOFFS_BOBS_THUMB2 The 5,000-plus layoffs Ericsson announced in 2009 evidently didn’t pare the company’s costs as much as it hoped. Ericsson said Monday that it plans to sack another 1,500 employees this year as it steels itself to compete in a tough market.

The cuts, which are not part of a previously announced cost-cutting scheme, come after Ericsson posted an appalling 92 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit. The company reported net profit of $43.4 million in the quarter, down from $539.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales slid 13 percent to $8.08 billion, down from $9.29 billion in the fourth quarter last year.

Needless to say, Ericsson’s performance fell well short of analysts’ expectations.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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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