» Microsoft laying off 18,000

Satya Nadella in a much more to-the-point memo:

The first step to building the right organization for our ambitions is to realign our workforce. With this in mind, we will begin to reduce the size of our overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.

12,500 will come from Nokia and, oh, those Android phones?

In addition, we plan to shift select Nokia X product designs to become Lumia products running Windows.

The rest, one assumes, will be discontinued.