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Nokia will cut 3,500 jobs and close factories in Europe

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Nokia announced plans to cut 3,500 jobs by the end of 2012 to adjust its workforce and operations. This is the second major restructuring in six months the company , which faces declining sales and profit. The Finnish company will close the factory that opened four years ago in Cluj, Romania, and cut with it, 2.2 million jobs. The unit cell produces simpler than smartphones. Nokia also announced cut of 1,300 jobs in the service unit that includes digital mapping, Navteq.

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, and Steve Ballmer of  Microsoft, announced a strategic partnership in the area  of early 2011

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, and Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, announced a strategic partnership in the area of early 2011

Industrial operations in Salo, Finland, Komaron, Hungary, and Reynosa, Mexico, will be subject to review, with the intention to shift the focus to customers and software. The cuts on Thursday (29) are part of a plan to save more than 1 billion euros, revealed in July.

In its new phase of reorganization, Nokia cut staff in the study area manufacturing and support functions. In the segment of Location & Commerce, the intention is to concentrate efforts in Berlin, Boston and Chicago and elsewhere and stop operations in Bonn (Germany) and Malvern (USA).

 

Microsoft and Samsung sign patent agreement

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Microsoft announced on Wednesday (28) one of the largest patent-related business to Android. The agreement with Samsung provides a cross-license patents from both companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will receive the right to use the mark related to smartphones and tablet equipped with Samsung’s Android platform. In addition, the companies will cooperate in developing and marketing Windows Phone. 

Agreement provides that Samsung will help  in the development of Windows Phone

Agreement provides that Samsung will help in the development of Windows Phone

 

“Along with the license agreement signed in 2010 with the HTC, the agreement with Samsung means that the two leading manufacturers of Android handsets in the United States have acquired licenses for the patent portfolio of Microsoft, “said the director of Microsoft, Brad Smith, in a post . “These two companies together accounted for more than half of all Android phones sold in the U.S. in 2010.” The agreement will give businesses a greater coverage of technology patents, and will also affect the development of the Samsung devices equipped with Windows Phone, Smith said. “Microsoft and Samsung the opportunity to see the growth of Windows Phone and we are investing to make this a reality,” said Andy Lees, president of the Windows Phone. “We believe in a model where all our partners can grow and profit based on our platform.”

Google + site becomes the 8th most visited U.S. social, survey says

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After social networking site has grown to be open to all interested parties. 
Analysis showed an increase of 1,269% in the number of visits in a week.

The Google site + became the 8th most popular social networking site in the United States in just four days after opening the social network for all interested parties. The data were published by Heather Dougherty, a researcher at Hitwise.

According to Dougherty, the site was ranked 54 in the period prior to opening. On the last day on September 20, Google + has become a social network open to all – rather, it was necessary to have an invitation.

Besides the popularity, the site of the network “has emerged as the third largest category in Social Networks and Forums in the U.S.,” says Dougherty. “Just one day after the site was opened.”

The analysis of the survey also showed that there was a growth of 1,269% in the number of visits to Google this week that ended on Sept. 17 that ended on the 24th.

New Facebook include integration with music services

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Facebook released new features that address the way in which users listen to music and watch TV, offering tools and services like Hulu Spotify as an attempt to integrate social media to your network.

The funds were announced on Thursday (22) during the annual conference for developers of Facebook, f8 , San Francisco, its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg has the network news  media during f8

Mark Zuckerberg has the network news media during f8

For Facebook, a further integration of music, movies and other media at your service makes it more likely that users spend more time on site, allowing the company to generate more advertising revenue.

The change comes at a time when Facebook is facing competition from Google, which launched in June a social networking service competitor, Google +.

Another application allows users to hear the same music as their friends in streaming services like Rhapsody and Spotify.

Man is accused of involvement in the invasion of computers from Sony

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A man from Arizona State in the United States, was arrested and charged on Thursday (22) for allegedly being involved in the invasion of computers from Sony Pictures Entertainment. In the event, more than 37 000 users had stolen data.

Cody Kretsinger, 23, city of Tempe, is accused of conspiracy and damage to protected computer. If the two guilty, faces up to 15 years in prison.

It was not immediately disclosed if Kretsinger hired a lawyer.

Image used by Lulzsec

Image used by Lulzsec

 

Computers Sony Pictures has been committed in the period between late May and early June 2011. The anonymous members of a group known as Lulz Security said they were responsible. The organization said it had access to more than 1 million accounts, but Sony says that 37,500 users had personal information stolen.

Kretsinger is the first person arrested in the United States does or has done part of LulzSec.The group was combined with other hackers scandals involving government institutions and companies around the world, officials say.

According to the indictment, Kretsinger stole confidential information from Sony and passed them on to other members of LulzSec. The group published the material on its site.

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