Nokia CEO gets spotted with a security escort home after layoff announcement
posted by Charlene S. / Jun 18, 2012, 8:39 AM
After announcing that Nokia would undergo a major restructuring event that would cause the loss of up to 10,000 jobs, there was one person that apparently thought the news might create some sort of stir with the locals – Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Phone Developer Summit right around the corner on June 20th, hopefully Nokia will have some good news to announce before Elop boards himself up inside his house.With the Windows
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they soooo should have kept a backup plan in form of MeeGo..... its sad to see such decline of a company that has been defining mobile phones for years...
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 8:59 AM 8
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Since he became CEO of Nokia, terrible things happened. Maybe he's aware that his mishandling the company which other or mostly people taught of, is now threatening him. If that the case, he'd better resigned before next day report he was murdered. Just saying... I' used to be nokia fan before, while he is still not in Nokia.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 9:03 AM 6
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he was the first to produce a device other than symbian... i give him credit for using wp, as they would be even worse off trying to scramble for other oses now... the meego plan failed so that wasnt a great option
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 4:35 PM 0
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the truth of the matter is Nokia was dead in the water long before Elop came around. They were paralyzed and not making any decisions. Like him or not, he made some hard decisions. Are they the right ones? Only time will tell.. but its not Elop's fault Nokia is having a hard time. Its the previous CEO's fault for completely ignoring apple and android.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 9:15 AM 9
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It isn't like they were slowing down Apple or Android with Symbian. Anyone with any sense could see that Nokia was in trouble just like RIM and Windows Mobile. They all were too arrogant(lazy) to evolve into what was next. Windows has now taken the next step we will see what RIM does with QNX. Nokia going with MS was a sound business decision because it meant they didn't have to go it alone. They knew they were slipping well before we(common consumer) could tell. Elop is in a bad place because how do you stop a ship from sinking without jettison some cargo. Collateral damage was bound to occur.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 2:58 PM 1
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Eflop ur "WANTEAD" buy public... U traitor.bad sad. person...
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 10:08 AM 4
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Here, laugh a little... My Bold, Secret 10-Point Action Plan to Save Nokia by Stephen Elop, CEO 1. Issue flame-retardant clothing for all employees 2. Sue BP for "burning platform" disaster 3. No more of this silly Finnish talk around here. I don't even know what the hell you people are saying half the time. From now on, it's English-only. 4. Partner with my former employer, Microsoft. If anyone knows how to win in the smartphone market, it's Steve Ballmer. 5. Start rumor that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on an indefinite medical leave of absence. 6. Begin selling furniture, take advantage of confusion between Nokia and Ikea. 7. I will go to Lenscrafters to pick out more modern glasses, something with bolder frames. I now realize the "junior-high math teacher from the 1980s" look lacks gravitas. 8. DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! DEVELOPERS! (Not an action point, it just feels good to yell that at the top of my lungs once in awhile. Another tip I learned from Ballmer.) 9. Increase my salary and benefits package by 50 percent. This will make me twice as determined and accountable. Now that's ROI! 10. Sell Nokia to AOL, become the go-to source for the latest mobile news on celebrity nip-slips and Charlie Sheen. Note to Wall Street Journal: Do not, under any circumstances, try to take credit for this scoop. I'm watching you. Chris Nerney writes about the business side of technology market strategies and trends, legal issues, leadership changes, mergers, venture capital, IPOs and technology stocks. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisNerney. ITworld Today Newsletter
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 10:09 AM 6
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nokia was already sinking and in deep trouble that's why they hired elop, an outsider, to give new ideas to the company. and what a new idea he bought in. but still i think it is still too early to judge elop.
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 11:23 AM 3
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nokia was going good few years back n than they brought meego which was nice new n good .meego had new features n good ui os but it was not finished os n nokia din care to update it n after few years they completely dropped meego ,this was the time they started declining.after this they ditched Intel and joined hands with microsoft for windows os there they completely went on different road accepting new non famous os and lost completely.we can see the result now......if they would hve accepted android as their major OS they would hve been on top smarphone company in the world.ex like samsung accepting android OS as their first priority than bada.....
posted on Jun 18, 2012, 2:20 PM 1
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