Major cost cuts are the order of the day for the Fins as axes thousands of staff. Nokia are close its factory in Cluj, Romania by the end of 2011, which will hit an "estimated" to 2,200 employees, it said yesterday.
Ubisoft, which is responsible for Xbox and PS3 games, will open a new development studio in Singapore, bringing the total number of the company's studios up to 18. More than 300 new staff will be recruited from the area and abroad to man the studio, with a team of Ubisoft 'veterans' training the recruits.
Head hunters in Australia are set to grovel at the prospect of getting their hands on Australian high-flier Steve Vamos who this week resigned as US-based vice-president of Microsoft's online services group. "I can confirm that Steve has resigned and will leave the company at the end of September," a company spokesman told CDN yesterday.
It seems there is no let up for tablet manufacturers looking to knock Apple off the top spot, as a Gartner report claims the iconic iPad from Apple will continue take centre stage even in the automation sector.