“Microsoft’s cost-cutting measures drove it to lay off thousands of employees. As expected, it also led to some perks being discontinued for its remaining employees,” Dan Frommer reports for Silicon Alley Insider.
“For instance, Microsoft won’t pay for its employees’ Apple iPhone data service plans anymore, even if they’re used significantly for work purposes… Instead, it will only reimburse data plans for Microsoft Windows Mobile-powered smartphones,” Frommer reports.
“For many Microsoft employees who use their devices to do company work on the road, it no doubt feels like a shafting. Compared to the iPhone, new BlackBerry software, or even Google (GOOG) Android, today’s Windows Mobile is clunky and unappealing,” Frommer reports.
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