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Meta teaches an AI to lie, strategize

An AI taught to play a boardgame that involves negotiating with human players and inferring their motives could have applications for enterprise chatbots, Meta says.


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Changes to Google's employee appraisal system stir layoff fears

While Google maintains that the Google Reviews and Development (GRAD) system was put in place to help employee development, a report claiming to have details on how employees are to be appraised has sparked forecasts of broad layoffs...


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HP to cut up to 6,000 staff in plan to mitigate PC market softness

Posting an 11.2% decline in quarterly revenue as the PC market continues to experience a downturn, HP said it would cut staff, joining other manufacturers that are resorting to job cuts to navigate the financial challenges this year.


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Apple has improved Mac MDM with this important feature

Mac admins now have more control over login and background items, thanks to improvements in macOS Ventura.


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Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as tens of thousand of workers are being let go in a spate of highly publicized layoffs, IT professionals are still in demand — particularly in some key fields.


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Tech layoffs in 2022: A timeline

As global economic turbulence deepens, technology companies are looking to weather the storm by reducing headcount.


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Zoom sales growth slows as online business slumps in post-pandemic era

As organizations continue to push for the return of in-person work, Zoom’s earnings show the company has challenges in the post-pandemic business landscape, even as enterprise sales stay steady.


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Apple, Google face legal pressure over UK mobile services dominance

The UK’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into how Apple and Google dominate the market for mobile services.


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Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers — so are they right for your needs? These four questions will help you find the answer.


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Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

AWS' free Wickr Me end-to-end encrypted messaging service will close down at the end of 2023, as the company focuses its secure communications on enterprise and government contracts.


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Spot virtual workplace creators on the future of work

“We believe that the right technologies already exist today and simply haven’t been leveraged correctly in a work context,” say Gordon Hempton and Wes Hather, co-founders of the Spot virtual workplace platform.


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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 25247 for the Dev Channel, released on Nov. 18, 2022.


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Making sense of out-of-band Windows updates and KIRs

Microsoft’s monthly security patches often have unintended side effects on Windows 10 and 11 systems. Out-of-band Windows updates and Known Issue Rollbacks can help. Here’s what you need to know.


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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.


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The future of security: smarter devices that protect themselves

Jamf completed its acquisition of Zecops this week. Why is this important and what might it mean to enterprise mobile security?