Microsoft plans to announce major job cuts

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Washington, July 8: Microsoft Corp, the largest software company in the world is expected to announce more job cuts soon, media reported.

This will be new round of job cuts in the company after 18,000 employees of Microsoft planned to cut a year ago, New York Times reported.

Microsoft may announce job cuts

However, the details of the move is yet to be revealed.

The new job cuts are likely to hit employees in Microsoft's hardware group, among other parts of the company, including the struggling smartphone business that it acquired from Nokia last year in a $7.2 billion deal.

Microsoft is also preparing to launch Windows 10, the most important version of its operating system in years.

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Stephen Elop, the former chief executive of Nokia who became a senior Microsoft executive after the acquisition, overseeing its devices business, left Microsoft in June.

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