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By Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell HELSINKI (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung . It did not say how many employees currently work on smartphones in the group as a whole. A Finnish union representative told Reuters the cuts would essentially put an end to Microsoft's development of new phones.
A Hungarian artist is seeking more than $2.5 million from Kanye West, saying the rap superstar's track "New Slaves" sampled his music without permission or royalties. Gabor Presser, who described himself as a "living legend" in Hungary, said that West's lawyers put "extraordinary time pressure" on him to sign off quickly on use of the song which appeared on his 2013 "Yeezus" album. In a lawsuit filed this week in a New York court, Presser asked for a jury trial and sought a minimum of $2.5 million in damages plus legal expenses.