Read more at: Microsoft reboots itself: Firm set for biggest ever job cuts as it tries to keep up with Apple and Google | Mail OnlineMicrosoft is set to cut thousands of jobs in its biggest ever restructuring.
The firm is believed to be planning the reorganisation as it integrates the mobile phone make Nokia it recently bought.
The reductions, expected to be announced as soon as this week, could be in the Nokia unit and the parts of Microsoft that overlap with that business, as well as in marketing and engineering, Bloomberg reported.
Read more at: Microsoft to Announce Job Cuts as Soon as This Week - BloombergThe restructuring -- which may be unveiled as soon as this week -- may end up being the biggest in Microsoft history, topping the 5,800 jobs cut in 2009, two of the people said. Some details are still being worked out, two of the people said.
Separately Microsoft is in talks to acquire Israeli security firm Aorato, a maker of firewall software backed by Accel Partners, said one person familiar with the discussions. The talks are at an early stage and Aorato may also be negotiating with other parties, the person said.