Microsoft launches social learning network

Microsoft launches, a social networking site for students

Microsoft has attempted to get into the social networking space by launching its own social network, which is specifically targeted at students.

Cisco to lay-off 6,500

Cisco will reduce its workforce by 6,500 as it looks to cut costs

Cisco, the networking equipment vendor, has announced that it is to lay-off 6,500 workers worldwide, in a bid to revive its fortunes. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said that the move would reduce its regular full-time staff by nine per cent and that approximately 2,100 of the employees would be leaving through a voluntary early retirement program. The remaining job losses will be announced in the first week of August.

Shared roots


Mobile Communications international August 2010

Shared Roots: The growing interest in deep network sharing.

Healthy business: Enthusiasm for m-health services is on the up.

Message Management: How operators can keep their place in mobile messaging.