Nokia will cut 2300 jobs and close its mobile phone factory in Bochum, Germany. In addition, its R&D unit in Germany for software adaptation will be sold to Sasken technologies. It will also sell its automotive business
Sprint Nextel would cut several thousand employees (perhaps 4,000), and close about 8% of its stores in the first half of this year, according to the WSJ.
Bertoluzzo is the new CEO of Vodafone Italia.
Petros Lefkovits is the new CEO of Cosmofon in Macedonia.
Virgin Mobile USA has appointed Bob Stohrer as new CMO.
Jeff Jacobs is the new CMO of Qualcomm, while Peggy Johnson will now head the Americas and India area, Jing Wang will head the APAC and MEA areas, and Andrew Gilbert will head the Europe area.
Proxim Wireless announced it has named Pankaj Manglik as CEO.
Acxiom has named former Alcatel-Lucent exec John Meyer to the position of CEO.
Wavesat has appointed Victor Menasce as vice president of product management.
ALU named Andy Williams as President of its Services Business, replacing John Meyer who is leaving the company.