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Details Of Sharp's Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

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Times are tough at Sharp and the 100-year old company is desperate to turn things around. A Japanese news outlet revealed yesterday that massive layoffs are looming, and Sharp plans to relieve itself of several overseas ventures and manufacturing facilities. Reuters is reporting that part of the plan could be...
Details Of Sharp's Emergency Plan Emerge: The Company May Withdraw Solar Panel Unit From US, UK

IT HAS COME TO THIS: Talks Aborted, Yahoo Will Sue Facebook Over Patents (YHOO)

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Besides massive layoffs, it looks like new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's first big move is going to be a lawsuit. Yahoo will seek "formal action" against Facebook over alleged patent infringements, a source briefed on aborted talks between the companies tells us. The most likely "formal action" Yahoo will take...
IT HAS COME TO THIS: Talks Aborted, Yahoo Will Sue Facebook Over Patents (YHOO)

Ex-Yahoos' Advice For Marissa Mayer: Slash The Payroll (YHOO)

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Silicon Valley's tech elite are assembled in Aspen, Colo., right now for Fortune's Brainstorm conference.  The town was abuzz yesterday after news broke that Marissa Mayer will be Yahoo's new CEO. We talked to a couple of ex-Yahoo employees who offered this bit of advice for her: Go in and...
Ex-Yahoos' Advice For Marissa Mayer: Slash The Payroll (YHOO)

Yahoo prepping reorg and massive layoffs, report says

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Yahoo executives are planning a major reorganization of the company, along with possibly thousands of layoffs, according to a report today in AllThingsD....
Yahoo prepping reorg and massive layoffs, report says

To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

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In an effort to minimize the impact of massive layoffs that Yahoo’s top management has been planning, according to sources close to the situation, one of the latest ideas to save costs and presumably jobs by new CEO Scott Thompson is to sell off much of its advertising technology...
To Stanch Layoffs, Yahoo Has Been Shopping Its Ad Technology Platforms to Google, Microsoft and Others

Marissa Mayer Has Made A Dangerous Mistake, Say AOLers Who Have Seen This Movie Before (YHOO, AOL)

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Back in 2009, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong was, like Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now, a hot shot ex-Google executive who had already banked fame and fortune, ready to take on a riskier, higher-profile job for the sake of legacy. When he took the job, Armstrong hired a lot of...
Marissa Mayer Has Made A Dangerous Mistake, Say AOLers Who Have Seen This Movie Before (YHOO, AOL)
Electric car startup Coda laying off 50
Yahoo’s Scott Thompson keeping mum about bio to top staffers

Meg Whitman: HP Will Show Revenue Growth This Year

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HP CEO Meg Whitman says that by the end of this year, or maybe the beginning of next, the company's decline in sales will reverse itself. That's one of the milestones she says HP will hit in her five-year plan to turn HP around. The first year has not been...
Meg Whitman: HP Will Show Revenue Growth This Year

Eyeballs still don't pay the bills

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Ning is laying off 40% of its staff and dumping free versions of its service. That’s a shitty day for the people who lost their job and the folks left behind without their coworkers. I went through a few rounds back in the dotcom days and fun it was not....
Eyeballs still don't pay the bills

Massive Layoffs at HP Make for IT Outsourcing Identity Crisis

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The direction HP is taking with its outsourcing business remains unclear three years after its EDS acquisition....
Massive Layoffs at HP Make for IT Outsourcing Identity Crisis
Nokia's 'Meltemi' Linux-based mobile OS reportedly shelved

French Startup Pioneer Loic Le Meur Takes Full Responsibility For The Massive Layoffs At Seesmic

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By now you’ve all heard the news about Seesmic‘s big layoffs. Clearly they’ve been having trouble getting traction on their latest incarnation, and we speculated about their future prospects right here a couple months ago. In this very candid interview with Venturebeat, Seesmic founder and French startup pioneer Loic Le Meur takes full responsibility...
French Startup Pioneer Loic Le Meur Takes Full Responsibility For The Massive Layoffs At Seesmic

For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

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(Photo: Quarterly.co) You may not have heard of Quarterly, a Los Angeles-based startup that raised $1.25 million last April, but it's business model is no doubt familiar. In the same subscription service vein as Birchbox (or its questionable cousin Dollar Shave Club), Quarterly lets customers sign-up for "wonderful" deliveries curated...
For $35, Sasha Frere-Jones Will Send You Some 'Tokens'

Don’t “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road

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Editor’s note: Earlier this month, BrightRoll raised a $10 million Series B for its video ad network. In this guest post, CEO Tod Sacerdoti shares some of the lessons he learned trying to raise that money in the current environment. As Peter Drucker once wrote, “The entrepreneur always searches...
Don’t “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road

Hacker Group Anonymous Has Threatened To Hurt Zynga And Facebook (ZNGA)

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The hacker group that calls itself Anonymous posted a warning message to Zynga and Facebook today. The message says it will take Facebook down on November 5 and release Zynga games to the public on that day for free if Zynga doesn't stop its alleged plans for massive layoffs and...
Hacker Group Anonymous Has Threatened To Hurt Zynga And Facebook (ZNGA)

Blight On The Farm(ville): Zynga Sneaks In Major Layoffs During Apple Press Event

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Anyone who knows the tech industry will tell you: the best time to announce bad news is smack dab in the middle of an Apple announcement. Actually, ask Zynga, which today snuck out some very bad news indeed -- massive layoffs, possibly across a number of locations. As the collective...
Blight On The Farm(ville): Zynga Sneaks In Major Layoffs During Apple Press Event

HP’s Stock Price Is Climbing Amid Massive Layoff Rumors

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HP is reportedly going to be announcing massive layoffs next Wednesday. Conflicting reports state somewhere between 25K and 30K jobs, between 7% and 8% of HP’s global workforce, could be eliminated in an effort to absorb loses from decreasing demand for the company’s products and services. The cuts could happen...
HP’s Stock Price Is Climbing Amid Massive Layoff Rumors

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Motorola Mobility

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When Motorola Mobility was plummeting to its doom in 2011, Google rode to the rescue. Now, with massive layoffs and a proposed sale of critical assets, the knight in shining armor seems hellbent on tearing its acquisition to pieces as part of its restructuring process. Is Motorola nothing more a...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Motorola Mobility

Social media dashboard HootSuite is courting Brazil with translated version

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HootSuite’s social media dashboard is now available in Brazilian Portuguese across its web and mobile versions, the Canadian startup announced today. HootSuite already has clients in Brazil, including several Brazilian media outlets such as MTV Brazil and daily newspapers O Globo and O Estado de São Paulo. Yet, today’s announcement is...
Social media dashboard HootSuite is courting Brazil with translated version

HP's PC Employees Fear For Their Jobs (HPQ)

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We've been reporting that HP's Enterprise Services group is a major target for HP's massive layoffs. But an employee just told us that employees are bracing for big cuts in the U.S. PC group (Personal Systems Group), too. "While I'm still firmly convinced the majority of the cuts will be...
HP's PC Employees Fear For Their Jobs (HPQ)
Dear AT&T, it’s crap like this that killed the T-Mobile merger

AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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Bob Dylan once warned that the times are changing, but his lyrics couldn’t have prepared us for a world without AMD, the spunky chip designer that’s kept Intel honest (mostly) and ensured, by way of competition, that processor prices wouldn’t fly through the roof. Now it appears the floor is...
AMD throws 15% of its workforce off the sinking ship

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

Returning CEO Brian Lee Cuts ShoeDazzle Headcount by as Much as 40%

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Less than a week after founder and former CEO Brian Lee retook the reigns of subscription ecommerce giant ShoeDazzle, it appears that the executive is wasting no time in making his presence felt. We’ve received multiple reports today about massive layoffs at the company, with some putting the figure...
Returning CEO Brian Lee Cuts ShoeDazzle Headcount by as Much as 40%

Here's How Meg Whitman Is Trying To Win Back The Love Of HP Employees (HPQ)

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By any measure, it's been a rough few years for the employees of Hewlett-Packard, with massive layoffs, stock options under water and a constant string of new bosses. But one HP manager we talked to says the mood among many HP employees is starting to lift, thanks to a number...
Here's How Meg Whitman Is Trying To Win Back The Love Of HP Employees (HPQ)
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