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    1. July 27, 2014

      ‘Hello there’: eight lessons from Microsoft’s awful job loss memo

      Barely 10 days old, Stephen Elop’s “Hello there” memo has already become a classic example of how not to fire people. It is...

    2. Business Blog

      July 17, 2014

      Poetry and jobs are the victims in Stephen Elop's Microsoft memo

      There is no longer much call for poetry at Microsoft’s devices division, the bulk of which consists of Nokia’s old handset...

    1. July 17, 2014

      Anger and bewilderment in Finland over Microsoft job cuts

      Politicians and workers’ leaders in Finland reacted with anger and bewilderment at the news that 1,100 jobs in the country...

    2. April 30, 2014

      Stephen Elop gets bigger-than-expected €24.2m Nokia pay-off

      Stephen Elop received a bigger-than-expected pay-off of €24.2m from Nokia despite the former chief executive presiding over...

    3. April 28, 2014

      Microsoft developing brand for smartphone products

      Microsoft is developing a brand for forthcoming smartphone products following the acquisition of Nokia, says the former...

    4. March 31, 2014

      BlackBerry slides on broker downgrades

      BlackBerry suffered a second day of declines after two brokers downgraded the company following a fourth quarter marked by...

    5. January 31, 2014

      Softly-spoken techie from Hyderabad rises to top tier at Microsoft

      After a high-profile search for the successor to a man who screamed “I love this company”, a softly-spoken insider has...

    6. November 17, 2013

      New-look Nokia set to ring in the changes

      Nokia is dead, long live Nokia! The Finnish group’s shareholders are likely to approve the sale of its once dominant mobile...

    7. October 22, 2013

      Nokia catches up with rivals with tablet and cheaper phone

      Stephen Elop took to the stage at the final Nokia World convention on Tuesday to somewhat muted applause, with the knowledge...

    8. Business Blog

      October 2, 2013

      Divorce: what happens in the CEO's bedroom matters to the boardroom

      Stephen Elop, ex-Nokia, soon-to-be ex-husband I firmly believe boards need to be less squeamish about prying into their...

    9. September 27, 2013

      Stephen Elop’s payout puts pressure on Nokia chairman

      Risto Siilasmaa was once Finland’s richest man and the country’s first billionaire. It was 2000 and F-Secure, the computer...

    10. September 25, 2013

      Nokia chairman asked Elop if he would give back €18.8m pay-off

      Nokia’s chairman asked Stephen Elop, the Finnish group’s former chief executive, if he would forgo part or all of his €18.8m...

    11. September 22, 2013

      Mobile executives

      The first rule of executive pay is that it should reward performance. Yet Stephen Elop, former chief executive of Nokia, is...

    12. September 22, 2013

      Nokia defends former chief Stephen Elop’s pay-off

      Nokia is facing intense criticism over an €18.8m pay-off to its former chief executive. But the exact reasons for Stephen...

    13. September 22, 2013

      Anger at Elop’s Nokia pay-off spreads

      Finland’s prime minister and finance minister joined in criticism of Stephen Elop’s proposed €18.8m pay-off from Nokia in a...

    14. September 20, 2013

      Finnish fury over Elop’s €18.8m award

      Finns have mostly been stoical about the loss of their one-time corporate crown jewel. That bubbled over into anger on...

    15. Business Blog

      September 20, 2013

      Stephen Elop's tactless bonus for leaving Finland

      The news that Stephen Elop is receiving a pay-off of €18.8m to move from Nokia back to Microsoft will be the last nail in...

    16. September 19, 2013

      Nokia: Elop’s package

      What was that about management remuneration? Didn’t someone have the quaint idea that incentives should be aligned with...

    17. September 19, 2013

      Nokia’s Stephen Elop given €18.8m to return to Microsoft

      Stephen Elop is to receive an €18.8m pay-off to move from Nokia to Microsoft, or about €1m for every €1bn of market value...

    18. September 3, 2013

      The search for a culprit in the Nokia whodunit

      Nokia has billed its decision to sell most of its handset and services business to Microsoft as the “next chapter”. But for...

    19. Business Blog

      September 3, 2013

      Introducing Steve & Stephen, the new couple trying to save Nokia (again)

      First came Ben & Jerry’s. Now we have a new brand: Steve & Stephen. It sounds like a men’s hairdressing salon, but turns out...

    20. September 3, 2013

      Stephen Elop has second chance to prove doubters wrong

      The acquisition of Nokia’s handset business by Microsoft has put Stephen Elop, the Finnish company’s 49-year-old Canadian...

    21. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The smell of burnt platforms: Joseph tallies up the key points on the Microsoft/Nokia...

    22. Business Blog

      September 3, 2013

      Why Nokia's strategic road led to Microsoft

      What is the Finnish for “I told you so”? That is how plenty of Finns – including a large number of ex-Nokians, swept out in...

    23. September 3, 2013

      Endurance test awaits Nokia after emotional handsets sale

      Nokia’s greatest hits Paavo Nurmi was known as the “Flying Finn” for his nine Olympic gold medals and multiple world records...

    24. September 3, 2013

      Nokia / Microsoft: splitting mad

      Tragedies end badly. Nokia makes the point with a vengeance. The mobile phone maker once carried a market capitalisation of...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 3, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks climbed the most in a month and the yen weakened on positive manufacturing data. The MSCI Asia Pacific rose...

    26. September 3, 2013

      Microsoft in €5.4bn deal with Nokia

      Microsoft is to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business and license its patents for €5.4bn, in an all-cash deal that will reshape...

    27. August 22, 2013

      Nokia: A bet with a safety net

      As Nokia was developing its latest smartphone, Stephen Elop came up with an unusual challenge for the engineers. Mr Elop,...

    28. July 12, 2013

      Nokia fires new round in smartphone fight

      Nokia launched its new flagship smartphone in New York on Thursday, as the Finnish company hopes to build on the modest...

    29. July 11, 2013

      Inside Business: Nokia buys time for growth with NSN acquisition

      Reasoning that it was better for Nokia to jump on the train than balk at paying the fare, many investors are pleased with...

    30. July 4, 2013

      Philips must learn to work as one unit

      Guests at a capital goods conference in southern England came smartly to attention the other week when it was Frans van...

    31. July 1, 2013

      Nokia hopes to find cure in Siemens’ pain

      The asset most weighing down Siemens could turn out to be one that stabilises Nokia. That, at least, was the reading of some...

    32. May 7, 2013

      Nokia faces rough ride after lashing smartphone hopes to Windows

      If it were possible for another company to have staked more on Windows 8 than Microsoft, then that company is Nokia. While...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2013

      Taiwan's HTC: not so brilliant, but management is resilient

      What makes HTC different from all the other struggling tech companies around these days? Despite its falling sales,...

    34. March 7, 2013

      Nokia halves chief’s pay

      Nokia slashed the annual earnings of its chief executive in half as the Finnish handset maker fought to restore its fortune...

    35. February 27, 2013

      Mobile groups look to emerging markets

      ‘Connecting the next 1bn internet users’ has become something of a mantra at the Mobile World Congress show taking place in...

    36. January 24, 2013

      Nokia ditches dividend to bolster cash

      Nokia cancelled its dividend for the first time in its 148-year history as the struggling Finnish mobile phone maker looked...

    37. November 13, 2012

      Nokia maps out location services plan

      Nokia is mapping out a strategy to beat Apple and Google with its location services – offering a maps app for the iPhone and...

    38. November 1, 2012

      Bright spots show it isn’t all bad at Nokia

      It must be hard to look on the bright side at Nokia, which in two years has lost its crown as the world’s biggest seller of...

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