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O2 leaves 3,000 employees to their own devices, launches a major remote-working pilot

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O2 is today launching what’s it’s calling “the biggest flexible working initiative of its kind,” as it lets a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day. Employees at the UK mobile operator’s Slough HQ will carry out their daily duties as normal, except they’ll be working from...
O2 leaves 3,000 employees to their own devices, launches a major remote-working pilot

In the New York Times, Sheryl Sandberg Is Lucky, Men Are Good

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In a recent profile, the New York Times takes special note of the good luck Sheryl Sandberg has had in her rise to the top.What does it take for someone to rise to the top -- the very top -- of a field? Hard work, mentors, connections, brains, charm, ambition...
In the New York Times, Sheryl Sandberg Is Lucky, Men Are Good

RIM reportedly firing up to 6,000 in $1 billion savings drive

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The Waterloo Record is reporting that RIM is laying off a portion of its workforce as part of its cost-cutting review process. It's believed that between 2,000 and 6,000 employees could be let go as the troubled company attempts to save $1 billion by the end of the fiscal...
RIM reportedly firing up to 6,000 in $1 billion savings drive

Halliburton to drop BlackBerry in favor of Apple's iOS

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According to a report from AppleInsider, oil field services provider Halliburton has decided to drop Research In Motion's BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple's iOS for its workforce....
Halliburton to drop BlackBerry in favor of Apple's iOS

Nokia set to open its first manufacturing center in Vietnam on April 23

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Nokia is awaiting the final permits before it begins the construction of its first manufacturing plant in Vietnam, which is scheduled to open April 23, according to Vietnamese news site BaoMoi. The Finnish firm already has a memorandum of understanding over the site but it is waiting on the required...
Nokia set to open its first manufacturing center in Vietnam on April 23

Sony to cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, says Japanese newspaper

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There have been some major adjustments at Sony HQ already, but Japanese business sheet Nikkei reckons they're nothing compared to what's on the horizon. It reports that, come an announcement on April 12th, Kaz Hirai will clear out 10,000 jobs by the end of this year -- that's six percent...
Sony to cut 10,000 jobs and slash bonuses, says Japanese newspaper

Yahoo Cuts 14 Percent Of Workforce; 2,000 Given Pink Slips

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Yahoo has made its massive round of layoffs official. The company just released a statement saying that 2,000 employees have been let go, or 14 percent of it total workforce. We’ve pasted the release below. “Today’s actions are an important next step toward a bold, new Yahoo! – smaller, nimbler,...
Yahoo Cuts 14 Percent Of Workforce; 2,000 Given Pink Slips

Style For Hire Wants To Bring Personal Stylists To The Masses

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Hiring a personal stylist, who will handpick and curate your wardrobe, used to be a fashion luxury that only the wealthy or celebrities could afford. Today, Style For Hire, a fashion startup co-founded by celebrity stylist Stacy London and Cindy McLaughlin, is launching as a way to help the masses...
Style For Hire Wants To Bring Personal Stylists To The Masses

White House partners up with GroupMe, Gilt Groupe and Tumblr to create tech internships

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I love seeing the US government and startups work together for the greater good. No matter your political preference, the current administration in the White House has been embracing technology more than ever before, and that’s awesome. Back in January, we were proud to announce that Codecademy and the White House partnered...
White House partners up with GroupMe, Gilt Groupe and Tumblr to create tech internships

Facebook allowed to triple size of its HQ, pays $10 million for the priviledge

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Swollen with cash following its IPO, Facebook is looking to expand its headquarters in Menlo Park. Its plan to triple its workforce there from 2,200 to 6,600 people was approved by local officials last night, removing the previous cap that allowed a maximum of 3,600 messy, resource-consuming humans. In...
Facebook allowed to triple size of its HQ, pays $10 million for the priviledge

Foxconn’s Brazilian workforce consider striking, potentially affecting Apple device production

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Foxconn workers in Brazil could go on strike from May 3, the local newspaper Jornal de Jundiai writes. As we reported, Jundiai is the Brazilian city where Foxconn recently started to manufacture Apple’s iPhones - and possibly iPads too. The Taiwanese manufacturer reportedly has a local staff of 2,500, but discontent is growing, if...
Foxconn’s Brazilian workforce consider striking, potentially affecting Apple device production

Sony expected to slash 10,000 jobs

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Elimination of 6 percent of the electronics and entertainment giant's workforce expected to help return the troubled company to profitability. [Read more]...
Sony expected to slash 10,000 jobs
Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs, consolidate overseas plants, sell 10 percent stake to Sony or Panasonic
Research In Motion Opens 10% Down A Day After Issuing A “Business Update”

Merit Badges: How Salesforce Motivates a Workforce

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Here's a very serious question: Are the tools your company's employees use to do their job more or less motivating to that end than the apps, games, and social services they use to do something other than their job? Put another way, does the software your people use for play...
Merit Badges: How Salesforce Motivates a Workforce

Using Facebook At Work Makes Employees Happy (FB)

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A growing number of employers are realizing that letting employees use Facebook at work is not an evil waste of time. These employers know that people work hard these days. Many work long hours at the office and more at home. Using Facebook for a few bit at work...
Using Facebook At Work Makes Employees Happy (FB)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: HP may slash its workforce by 10%-15%, a source tells Business Insider. That would mean at least 32,000 workers would be let go. Facebook employees are gearing up for the IPO on Friday the only way they know how: with an all-night hackathon. Henry Blodget...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

This Startup Just Raised $25 Million To Beat LinkedIn (LNKD, FB)

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BranchOut wants to beat LinkedIn at its own game: helping people use their social network to find a job. Today, the company got a lot more backing to help it out. It announced a $25 million Series C round from Mayfield and other investors, bringing its total funding to $49...
This Startup Just Raised $25 Million To Beat LinkedIn (LNKD, FB)
Powhow: Former Googler Unveils An Online Marketplace For Live, Webcam Classes

HP cuts 27,000 jobs, profit tumbles 31 percent in Q2

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Looks like rumors of major cost-cutting measures at HP are true: the company along with its fiscal Q2 results has just outlined plans to slash 27,000 jobs by the end of its fiscal 2014. The drop, or about eight percent of its workforce, is being offered an "early retirement"...
HP cuts 27,000 jobs, profit tumbles 31 percent in Q2

HP ANNOUNCES 27,000 LAYOFFS (HPQ)

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It's official! HP is going to cut 27,000 people, or 8% of its total workforce. We broke the news HP was planning big layoffs. More to come, click here ... Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
HP ANNOUNCES 27,000 LAYOFFS (HPQ)

O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

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In February, O2 launched its Flexible Working Pilot and let a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day as it tested its readiness for disruption during the Olympics. Today it has released the results of that action. On the day, more than 2,500 people worked remotely, with only 125...
O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble
Sony sees massive $6.4 billion annual net loss, its worst ever

Path.To's Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job

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And by mojo, of course, we mean algorithm. Here's how job-matching site Path.To digs into your online life (not in a creepy way) to help find the right job for you. That banging noise you hear is one more nail going into the resume's coffin. The average recruiter spends six...
Path.To's Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job

Major Fresh Round Of Job Cuts Coming To Sony

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Electronics giant Sony plans to lay off 10,000 workers, according to various reports. Bloomberg cites Japanese business publication Nikkei (paywall) for first reporting the cuts, 5,000 of which will come from "reorganizing businesses making chemicals and small-and medium-sized panels." Sony is headed for its fourth-straight annual loss, and basically...
Major Fresh Round Of Job Cuts Coming To Sony

Tablet Users Are Geezer Couch Potatoes, Says New Report

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New research shows that tablet owners are more likely to be older - and far more interested in consuming content than producing it. Those demographics blow holes in popular tablet-as-PC-replacement theories. Smartphone Users Like Tablets The insights come from a report last week from market analyst comScore, which also...
Tablet Users Are Geezer Couch Potatoes, Says New Report

HP and Dell say Foxconn wage rises may trigger price increases

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With the spotlight firmly focused on Apple’s supply chain in Asia, where the FLA is currently assessing worker’s conditions, Foxconn gave its reputation a boost by last week awarding pay rises of 16-25 percent to its 1.2 million strong workforce in China. The move, which is the third such increase...
HP and Dell say Foxconn wage rises may trigger price increases

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook has poached more than half a dozen engineers from Apple to build a Facebook phone, the New York Times reports. This shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Facebook has started the process of building a phone right in front of our eyes....
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Hacker High School, GameDesk, Aims To Create A Generation of Makers

Report: Sony to Cut 10,000 Jobs as Part of Restructuring Efforts

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Sony will cut 10,000 jobs globally, or about 6 percent of its workforce, this year as part of a restructuring plan under its new president, Japan's largest......
Report: Sony to Cut 10,000 Jobs as Part of Restructuring Efforts
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