Microsoft has announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs, a majority from the recently acquired Nokia division.

+ Any job loss is tough to take. But it’s even worse when you learn of it via what Kevin Roose calls a hilariously bad memo. It took Stephon Elop eleven paragraphs to (barely) get to the point.

+ Om Malik: It’s time to stop rewarding failure: “Think of it this way — since Elop took over as Nokia CEO, the company has cut over 50,000 jobs (if you include today’s announcement.) That is just mind boggling.”