CNET News Daily Podcast: Nokia's layoffs and Skype's eBay adieu

Nokia is cutting its R&D workforce, while eBay says goodbye to Skype. Hear more about these stories and others in today's episode.

It's been a bad week for Nokia's research and development division, which had more than 300 of its staff laid off this week. The news was a little better for Skype, which detached from its eBay owners and netted a $2.75 billion valuation. Also, Facebook's video hosting is now the third most popular video hosting site on the Web, though it still lags far behind leader YouTube. Hear more about these stories and others in today's episode.


Today's stories:

Nokia to lay off up to 330 R&D staffers

eBay sets Skype loose at $2.75 billion valuation

Facebook becomes third most popular video site

Twitter's geotagging API goes live

Cisco launches iPhone security app

Town to photograph every car that enters and leaves

Germ alert: Attack of the killer necktie!

HDMI products to get meaningful labels

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.


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