In economic times this tough, the only businesses thriving are the ones that make apple-selling carts and the Hobo Name Registry (sorry, Cleats Onionpocket is already taken). So, it should come as little surprise that Fudzilla is reporting on Microsoft's plan to lay off 15,000 of its 90,000 workers, or around 17 percent of its staff. If you'd like to know more about the reasoning behind and causes of the cuts, we'd recommend this recent Marketwatch article.
The site says it doesn't know where the hits will come, but assumes that the well-performing Xbox division will likely be spared. Sadly, the first casualty of the layoffs is apparently the guy who pushes the button everyday to make Zunes work.