Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop explains how recent job cuts will affect Microsoft's handset division

Stephen Elop explains how recent job cuts will affect Microsoft's handset division

John Callaham 132

Microsoft Device Group leader Stephen Elop wrote his own email about how the company's announced plan to cut 18,000 workers will affect his division, stating that it will be "particularly focused on making the market for Windows Phone" by targeting the budget priced market.. In his email, Elop explained how the role of phones at Microsoft will be different than how it was handled at...

Report: Ballmer had board pushback on Nokia deal, originally included HERE Maps division

Report: Ballmer had board pushback on Nokia deal, originally included HERE Maps division

Daniel Rubino 184

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has a fascinating article today on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Microsoft on the Nokia devices acquisition. The four page article is mostly about how CEO Nadella is putting things back together, and asserting his vision, but there are some enthralling tidbits too about how the Nokia deal came to be. In the report, it’s revealed that the original deal...

Julie Larson-Green to become chief experience officer for Applications and Servers Group at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green to become chief experience officer for Applications and Servers Group at Microsoft

Sam Sabri 155

  We’re getting closer and closer to the closing of the Microsoft and Nokia deal. Besides buying Nokia’s handset division, one big change is that Nokia’s Stephen Elop will return to Microsoft as an executive vice president. He’ll take over the Devices and Services division, which Julie Larson-Green is currently in charge of. We haven’t known what’s next for Julie within Microsoft, but...

Nokia Chairman defends Stephen Elop and Nokia’s decision to sell hardware division to Microsoft

Nokia Chairman defends Stephen Elop and Nokia’s decision to sell hardware division to Microsoft

Sam Sabri 137

It’s been nearly three months since Microsoft announced plans to acquire Nokia’s handset division. The deal has a few final steps to go through being finalized. One of those steps recently happened. Last Tuesday, Nokia shareholders finalized the 7.2 billion dollar transfer of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft. That meeting wasn’t without its fair share of critics, most aimed at...

What’s with Stephen Elop’s getting millions for what many consider to be a failure?

What’s with Stephen Elop’s getting millions for what many consider to be a failure?

Chris Umiastowski 161

Today it seems everywhere you turn in the financial media, there is a story about how Nokia’s chairman screwed up in disclosing information about Stephen Elop’s bonus package to the media. Some of the reporting on it is a bit wonky, so I thought I’d clear things up. Long story short, Nokia’s chairman was initially quoted as saying Elop’s contract was essentially the same as that of the...