January 3, 2009

microsoft's sagging browser business

One paragraph in a CNBC article on Microsoft's cost cutting really stood out.

One of the units already seeing cutbacks is Microsoft's sagging browser business. A report in the Seattle Times says 180 contract workers were told last month that their services would not be renewed.

Wow. We're really in a different place than we were just a few years ago.

Anyone out there know if there's any credence to Microsoft's IE team seeing personnel or other cutbacks?

update: well, it looks like the (not linked) story that Jim Goldman referenced was about the MSN Homepages team and had nothing at all to do with the IE team. Perhaps Jim misunderstood the Seattle Times article. Maybe he'll post a correction.

Posted by asa at 12:48 PM

 

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