Will Google's Attitude Woo Nokia Engineers?

Susan Hall

After news of Nokia's tie-up with Microsoft-and of looming layoffs, primarily in Finland-SlashGear pointed out that Google recruiter Aidan Biggins on Twitter suggested Nokia engineers contact his company.

 

InfoWorld took issue with Google's seemingly taunting attitude, especially with Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra proclaiming on Twitter, "Two turkeys don't make an eagle." Our Rob Enderle also has pointed out that the search giant seems quite adolescent, though now he compares the company to the old cranky guy up the street.

 

The Finnish site YLE puts the expected number of layoffs at around 20,000, and the InfoWorld piece questions whether Google really would have many jobs for people in Finland. It suggests some training in sensitivity and decorum might be in order for Google's tweeters.

 

Meanwhile, this Bloomberg piece says big cuts will take place in Nokia's research and development budget as well. It tells of experiments the company has done, such as cutting massive ice slabs to study heat trails left by hands as it studies touchscreens, building an electronic nose and stretchable electronic skin.



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