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Microsoft to cut 1,850 jobs at struggling former Nokia smartphone unit

The cuts, which will mainly fall in Finland, mark the end of the US company’s attempt to take on Apple and Samsung<p>Microsoft is cutting up to 1,850 jobs in its smartphone business just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and …

Mobile

PayPal is shutting down its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps

June 30th marks the end<p>PayPal is thinning the number of mobile operating systems supported by the company's flagship app down to just two: Android and iOS. The PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon's Fire OS will be discontinued as of June 30th.<p>It's fairly common to see these …

Windows Phone

Facebook will shut down FBX, its desktop ad exchange

Facebook plans to shut down FBX, the ad exchange that allows advertisers to buy retargeted desktop ads using third-party tools like Criteo and AppNexus.<p>The news was first reported in Adweek and The Wall Street Journal and we’ve confirmed it with Facebook. In an emailed statement, Vice President of …

Digital Advertising

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

Soysauce
Heathrow

Russia's military might: Putin's foreign policy in numbers

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the tens of thousands of spectators who cheered on Russia's spectacular military show on Monday, this was as much about looking to the past -- as preparing for the future.<p>While the annual grand parade officially commemorates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, …

Russia

London Receptionist Nicola Thorp 'Sent Home From Work For Not Wearing Heels'

'If you can give me a reason as to why wearing flats would impair me to do my job, then fair enough.'<p>A female temp worker says she was sent away from …

United Kingdom

Online fraud is rising, thanks to those fancy chip cards

The shift to chip cards has been something of an ordeal for US consumers. They’re slower than magnetic stripe cards when checking out at the register, and generally cumbersome to use. And their greatest attribute—increased security for in-person transactions—is having an unwelcome knock-on effect: …

Identity Theft

Check Out This Mash-Up Of Radiohead’s ‘Burn The Witch’ With Chart Banger ‘Panda’

Who would’ve thought that a song based on a beat from Rochdale could create such a storm in the music world? First ‘Panda’ – by Brooklyn …