John Paczkowski

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Which Do You Prefer for the Press Release, Mr. Ballmer: Downsize, Rightsize or Amoritize?

LAYOFFS_BOBSMicrosoft’s new fiscal year began on July 1, and the company is reportedly ringing it in with a new round of job cuts.

Sources familiar with the matter tell TechFlash that Redmond will sack some employees as early as this week–perhaps as soon as today. Just how many isn’t yet clear, though the number is said to be small in comparison to the approximately 5,000 employees Microsoft (MSFT) released into the wild last year.

Microsoft employed 88,596 people worldwide as of the end of June–including 39,824 in the Seattle area.


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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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