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Twitter to fire hundreds of more employees
Twitter to fire hundreds of more employees
Struggling social media company Twitter is preparing to fire hundreds of more employees after they failed to sell themselves in the past few weeks. 27 Oct 2016 - 1 comment
Nokia confirms another 1000 layoffs
Nokia confirms another 1000 layoffs
Nokia has confirmed they are laying off another 1032 employees, this time in Finland. 21 May 2016 - 1 comment
Smartwatch pioneer Pebble to lay off 25 percent of staff
Smartwatch pioneer Pebble to lay off 25 percent of staff
Pebble, the smartwatch startup, will be laying off 25 percent of their employees this week due to financial strain. 28 Mar 2016 - 1 comment
BlackBerry laying off more employees
BlackBerry laying off more employees
According to multiple reports, BlackBerry is laying off thousands of more employees, this time from their Waterloo offices. 06 Feb 2016
Yahoo to lay off 15 percent of employees
Yahoo to lay off 15 percent of employees
Marissa Mayer's company is in deep trouble. 03 Feb 2016
Samsung struggling: Could cut 10 percent of head office employees
Samsung struggling: Could cut 10 percent of head office employees
According to a new report, Samsung is preparing to cut up to 10 percent of its headquarter employees. 09 Sep 2015 - 1 comment
HTC lays off 15 percent of global workforce
HTC lays off 15 percent of global workforce
As previously announced, struggling smartphone maker HTC has announced more layoffs as the company tries to reduce costs. 15 Aug 2015
BitTorrent Inc. lays off large portion of its employees
BitTorrent Inc. lays off large portion of its employees
In an effort to streamline their business and keep costs down, file sharing company BitTorrent Inc. has laid off around 40 of their 150 U.S.-based employees. 26 Apr 2015 - 1 comment
Sony to cut 1000 more jobs from struggling smartphone division
Sony to cut 1000 more jobs from struggling smartphone division
According to new reports, Sony is planning to layoff another 1000 employees from its struggling smartphone division. 29 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Aereo lays off more employees but has still not shuttered
Aereo lays off more employees but has still not shuttered
Aereo has announced that 43 more employees have been laid off, this time from their Boston office which will shut down this week. 07 Nov 2014 - 1 comment
Stephen Elop writes email to Nokia employees following layoffs
Stephen Elop writes email to Nokia employees following layoffs
Former Nokia CEO and current Microsoft exec Stephen Elop has written a long email to employees explaining the newly announced 18,000 layoffs and the future of the company. 18 Jul 2014 - 2 comments
Ouch: Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
Ouch: Microsoft slashing up to 18,000 jobs
As expected, Microsoft announced a round of layoffs today although the number was well beyond all expectations. 18 Jul 2014
Microsoft to lay off most employees in over five years
Microsoft to lay off most employees in over five years
Tech behemoth Microsoft is looking to cut some costs as it integrates its new Nokia handset unit, planning layoffs that would be the company's largest this decade. 16 Jul 2014 - 4 comments
IBM to lay off up to 25 percent of hardware division workers
IBM to lay off up to 25 percent of hardware division workers
IBM has confirmed this week that it will be laying off employees as the company continues to focus on more priority areas including the cloud, analytics, and cognitive computing. 02 Mar 2014
Barnes & Noble slashes jobs at Nook hardware as devices fail to sell
Barnes & Noble slashes jobs at Nook hardware as devices fail to sell
Barnes & Noble has confirmed that it has laid off a significant portion of its Nook hardware engineering division, including their VP of Hardware, Bill Saperstein, over the past few weeks. 11 Feb 2014
Intel slashing 5000 jobs this year following bleak period for PC sales
Intel slashing 5000 jobs this year following bleak period for PC sales
This week, Intel has announced it will slash 5000 jobs in 2014, a full five percent of its workforce. 20 Jan 2014 - 2 comments
20 percent of HTC America employees laid off
20 percent of HTC America employees laid off
The hits just keep on coming for the struggling smartphone maker. 15 Sep 2013
BlackBerry lays off 250 from R&D units
BlackBerry lays off 250 from R&D units
Despite struggles to get new, relevant devices to the public, BlackBerry has laid off 250 employees from its New Product Testing division, one of their research and development (R&D) groups. 28 Jul 2013 - 2 comments
Google to lay off 10 percent more Motorola Mobility employees
Google to lay off 10 percent more Motorola Mobility employees
Company remains its insurance policy against Samsung 09 Mar 2013
IGN shuts down 1UP, UGO and GameSpy
IGN shuts down 1UP, UGO and GameSpy
Given the state of the market and the economy, it simply wasn't feasible to run multiple sites all focused on video game content 24 Feb 2013 - 3 comments
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