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Quick Mention: More Microsoft Layoffs -- Already

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IT WAS said before that additional Microsoft layoffs were likely. Well, it didn't take long.

Microsoft's online ad agency Razorfish is slashing staff again. The agency laid off 70 employees yesterday in its West coast offices of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The job cuts follow two other rounds of layoffs last year, in October and December.


This is also covered here. Previous Razorfish layoffs were mentioned in [1, 2]. Microsoft and its allies in the press will always try to downplay this.

"Microsoft can't charge $80 or $100 when there's Linux for free on netbooks," Rosoff said. On regular PC sales, Microsoft's profit margins are typically about 70 percent to 80 percent, he explained.

--Microsoft Press



"Client software felt the slump in PC sales, and was further harmed by the shift to netbooks; many of these run Linux, which helps Microsoft not at all."

--Ars Technica

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