The tech industry's biggest lay-offs

No one is safe. Here are some of the most brutal layoffs to shake the tech industry

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As businesses vie for top market share in the highly competitive technology space, there have been winners and losers over the years.

Formerly mighty institutions like Nokia and Blackberry-maker RIM turn into a shadow of their former selves, and with this regular waxing and waning in both enterprise and consumer technology come job losses – and the burden usually falls on workers first, as businesses make last-ditch efforts to restructure, and try to win back market share.

Read on for some of the most brutal job cuts by volume in living memory.