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OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman is out

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Here’s the latest from the ongoing OnLive restructuring drama: OnLive’s founder and former President and CEO Steve Perlman has left, the company just told us via press release. He is being replaced by former head of operations Charlie Jablonski, who will take on the role of COO and acting CEO....
OnLive's founder and CEO Steve Perlman is out

Under New Content Boss, AOL Shutters Music Division (Likely With More to Come)

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Aol has shuttered its entire Music division, the company announced on Friday, laying off the few dozen employees in the division which has faltered over the past few years. News of the layoffs leaked on Friday afternoon, as staffers who were in attendance live-tweeted their own dismissals. The division has...
Under New Content Boss, AOL Shutters Music Division (Likely With More to Come)

Source: OnLive undergoing acquisition in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff

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After a lot of back and forth from the rumor mill and official OnLive channels, we now have what we believe to be a far clearer view of precisely what is happening right now at OnLive headquarters in Palo Alto. We've spoken with a (now former) employee of the...
Source: OnLive undergoing acquisition in wake of dire financials, laying off 'at least 50 percent' of staff
Here's What Happens In France When Companies Fire People

Hey Yahoos: Here's How To Get A Big, Fat Severance Deal (YHOO)

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Today, 2,000 people at Yahoo will lose their jobs in layoffs. We hope you're not one of them. If you are, here's the good news:  according to CareerProtection.com's Kirk Nemer, companies are willing to bribe laid-off employees with a fatter severance package to make sure they go quietly. So even if you...
Hey Yahoos: Here's How To Get A Big, Fat Severance Deal (YHOO)

RealNetworks cuts 80 jobs, more ahead -- Glaser says it sucks but he has a plan

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Rob Glaser (Photo: Tyler Sipe) RealNetworks is cutting 80 jobs, or 7 percent of its workforce, and plans to eliminate an additional 80 positions in the coming months as founder Rob Glaser, back as interim CEO, tries to position the Seattle tech company for a turnaround. The company disclosed the...
RealNetworks cuts 80 jobs, more ahead -- Glaser says it sucks but he has a plan

RIM faces $147M in damages from Mformation patent suit

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Poor Research in Motion just can’t catch a break. The BlackBerry maker has been ordered to pay $147.2 million to Mfomation Technologies over a patent dispute regarding wireless device remote management, Reuters reports. Yesterday a San Francisco federal court ordered RIM to pay an $8 fee for each BlackBerry...
RIM faces $147M in damages from Mformation patent suit

HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

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HP is about to layoff a massive number of workers, sources tell us, with one business unit, HP Services, to be particularly hard hit. In 2008, HP spent $13.9 billion on EDS and gave it the name of HP Enterprise Services (HP ES). HP reports earnings on May 23 and  HP...
HP's Layoffs Will Squash This Important Business Unit, Employees Warn (HPQ)

LivingSocial Is Expected To Layoff 400 Workers Tomorrow

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There is trouble in the daily deal world. LivingSocial is planning to lay off 400 of its U.S. workers tomorrow reports the Washington Business Journal. We first got word of this news via PandoDaily. Sarah Lacy tweeted: Source: LivingSocial expected to lay off 400 workers tomorrow pandodaily.com/news/source-li... via @pandodaily --...
LivingSocial Is Expected To Layoff 400 Workers Tomorrow

RealNetworks cutting up to 160 jobs in overhaul

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Another big layoff is happening at RealNetworks as the struggling digital media company tries to reorganize and regain its foothold. Up to 160 jobs are being cut, reducing Real's employment by up to 14 percent. Up to 70 of the job cuts will happen at Real's Seattle headquarters. Founder Rob...
RealNetworks cutting up to 160 jobs in overhaul

"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."

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"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and we're losing money." - An internal email to Motorola staffers leaked to Amir Efrati of WSJ. ...but if you can look past all that... Google plans to layoff another 10 percent of employees -- following the 20...
"Our costs are too high, we're operating in markets where we're not competitive and..."

AdReady shakes up exec staff as it aims for profitability

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AdReady, the Seattle online advertising startup, has eliminated three of its top executives and laid off other high-level staffers as it makes a bid to become profitable. Stepping down are CEO Karl Siebrecht; Senior Vice President of Sales, Service and Marketing Randy Wootton; and Senior Vice President of Product and...
AdReady shakes up exec staff as it aims for profitability

Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding

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Rough day. (Photo: flickr.com/joi) After building that enormous $9 million set for his John William Waterhouse dream wedding in an “ecologically sensitive area” without the proper permits, Sean Parker has to cough up $2.5 million in fines. [San Jose Mercury News] The Chicago Sun Times fired its entire photography department last week. But...
Booting Up: Add Another $2.5M to the Bill for Sean Parker's Fairy Tale Wedding
Electronic Arts commits $80 million to next-gen console development

Yahoo to layoff 2,000 workers to 'reshape' company future

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The company says that about 2,000 people will be notified of outright termination or a phased transition. [Read more]...
Yahoo to layoff 2,000 workers to 'reshape' company future
StumbleUpon: 30% headcount reduction to "streamline, focus, execute"

Exclusive: Why Glenn Beck is selling pillows, salsa and purses

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Glenn Beck’s multimedia company Mercury Radio Arts is launching an online marketplace that sells goods from carefully selected small businesses and describes its business model as “real-world trickle-down economics.” “As a small business owner myself, I strongly believe in the power of small businesses. Their stories, their products and their...
Exclusive: Why Glenn Beck is selling pillows, salsa and purses

Yahoo expected to layoff 2,000 jobs 'at market open'

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Yahoo is expected to send more than 2,000 employees their pink slips today or this week, laying off 15 percent of its workforce. A company cultural shift, or moves towards a sell?...
Yahoo expected to layoff 2,000 jobs 'at market open'
Why Marissa Mayer Told Remote Employees To Work In An Office ... Or Quit (YHOO)
Sony to layoff 10,000 as part of 'One Sony' initiative

HP lays off 27,000 employees in restructuring move

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Earlier last week, rumors hinted that the HP would lay off 10,000 to 15,000 employees, but today the company revealed that 27,000 of HP's 349,600 employees will be cut by the end of 2014. According to Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard CFO Cathie Lesjak said no unit of the company will be spared...
HP lays off 27,000 employees in restructuring move
HP Cuts 27K Employees, Looks to Cloud and Data Analytics for Growth
Hey, Marissa, Where Are Those Pink Slips?
Analysts pore through Zynga's numbers as the stock price rises

The growing importance of managing your online brand

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How many of you believe that finding a job is not about overnight success but rather the culmination of building your online brand painstakingly over time? Kudos to those who raised their hands for yours are the jobs of the future. Readers of this blog are probably aware of the...
The growing importance of managing your online brand

Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

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Yahoo just parted ways with its chief information security officer, Justin Somaini, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports.  She says there are two reasons for his departure. One: Yahoo Mail has suffered from some security bugs lately, and Somaini may be getting the blame. Two: CEO Marissa Mayer is looking at purging...
Marissa Mayer Is Plotting A Major Purge Of Executives At Yahoo (YHOO)

Here's A Breakdown Of Yahoo's Massive 2,000 Employee Layoff

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Yahoo confirmed earlier today that it fired 2,000 employees -- or, about 14% of its global workforce. The hardest hit divisions? Product, marketing, research, and international.  Taking Yahoo in a new direction, CEO Scott Thompson wants to focus on core media and communications, platforms, and data. Platforms? We don't...
Here's A Breakdown Of Yahoo's Massive 2,000 Employee Layoff

HP's Top Human Resources Guy Just Left (HPQ)

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John Renfro, HP's chief human resources executive, has bailed. He's landed at AECOM Technology, a 45,000-employee IT systems integrator. Compare that to HP's nearly 325,000 employees. Renfro moved to HP six years ago to be the top hiring dude at HP's imaging and printing group. He came over from...
HP's Top Human Resources Guy Just Left (HPQ)

HP expects to take $8 billion hit over its purchase of EDS

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Normally shake ups in management and earnings outlooks don't really grab our attention. But, buried in the PR for just such moves from HP today was a particularly intriguing tid bit of information. In Q3 the company expects to be hit for $8 billion in pre-tax assets (but not...
HP expects to take $8 billion hit over its purchase of EDS
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