The tech industry's biggest lay-offs

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


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.