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Struggling Japanese electronics giant Sharp is set to cut nearly 11,000 jobs, double that originally feared, as well as offload some overseas factories and reduce wages in a desperate bid to haul itself out of the red by next April. Japanese news wire Kyodo claims to have seen the Osaka-based consumer electronics firm’s …

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Has Sharp asked Apple to make a cutting incision?

It could really burn.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57504255-501465/sharps-apple-iphone-displays-behind-schedule-report-says/

But, it is also understandable from Apple's position that Apple doesn't want to own factories, or huge chunks of them...

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so.... it's not just Nokia then...

Apparently all these corporations are way too big to handle. They eat themselves up from the inside out. They require so much profit/revenue/earnings to keep afloat that it is becoming unable to sustain.

Perhaps being somewhat smaller is not so bad after all?

If Nokia just remained a european company and ditched all this chinese nonsense. The same with Sharp. Perhaps providing extravant 'bonusses' to jackasses, whom don't actually do something, in the past wasn't such a good idea, heh? Perhaps all those corporations could ask for a refund of those manager-bonusses instead of steering the factory-workforce into poverty?

Maybey they all deserve this?

BTW, what happens with founders, managers and CEO's when a corporations go belly up?

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Re: so.... it's not just Nokia then...

I thought they were staked out on a barren hillside and left for the crows, ancient-Greece style :P

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Not just Sharp having trouble

Sanyo dumped a large chunk of its european operations in the last 2 years - including the entireity of its climate control range, leaving anyone with the gear high and dry when it comes to repairs.

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Re: Not just Sharp having trouble

@Alan Brown

It's not just owners of climate control gear left high and dry.

When the piece of shit I bought which was a Sharp camcorder, failed about 2 weeks outside of warranty and they were not at all interested in even repairing it if I paid for it, I'm actually genuinely surprised that they are still in business with support like that.

And as evidenced by various websites I discovered when trying to find a fix for it, I was not the only one left in the lurch by Sharp support.

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