Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Senior Reporter Lucas Mearian covers Windows, Future of Work issues, mobile, Apple in the enterprise, and healthcare IT.

 ACLU, public defenders push back against Google giving police your mobile data

The Great Resignation: Where did the millions who quit their jobs go?

The Great Resignation: Where did the millions who quit their jobs go?

Tens of millions of people quit work during the pandemic and continue to do so even now. A recently released survey shows they're not unhappy with their choice to leave.

Study: When employees don’t have to commute, they work

Study: When employees don’t have to commute, they work

A new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows the majority of time saved by working from home and avoiding office commutes goes toward increased productivity.

Morgan Stanley fines some employees $1M for WhatsApp, iMessage use

Morgan Stanley fines some employees $1M for WhatsApp, iMessage use

After being fined more than $200 million last year for similar violations, Morgan Stanley has begun penalizing employees for using personal messaging apps for company business. But at least one expert said banning the tools won't work...

Tech jobs dominate the top 25 'best' jobs in the US, Indeed says

Tech jobs dominate the top 25 'best' jobs in the US, Indeed says

Online job site Indeed.com's latest report on the 25 best jobs in the US found that almost half of them are in tech — and layoffs by tech firms are doing little to offset a continuing dearth of tech talent.

Big banks' proposed digital wallet payment system likely to fail

Big banks' proposed digital wallet payment system likely to fail

Bank of America, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, and other banks are joining forces to create a digital wallet to compete with the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay. But they have an uphill battle ahead.

Microsoft exec: AI will reinvent Windows user experience, define ‘our time’

Microsoft exec: AI will reinvent Windows user experience, define ‘our time’

At least one Microsoft executive has made it clear artificial intelligence will continue to play a big role in future Windows features.

Gen Zers and millennials split over the appeal of remote work

Gen Zers and millennials split over the appeal of remote work

More than one in three employees want fully remote work this year, but that sentiment isn't shared equally among generations. Workers also feel pay hasn't kept up with inflation.

Q&A: How to create workplace culture in a time of remote work

Q&A: How to create workplace culture in a time of remote work

Many organizations fall into the trap of equating office perks with company culture. Workplace culture expert Jessica Kriegel shares her tips for creating an engaged, productive workforce regardless of employees' location.

PC sales fell hard in 2022

PC sales fell hard in 2022

Fears of a recession, global inflation, and higher interest rates all contributed to a precipitous drop in desktop and laptop sales in 2022, with the largest decline coming in the last quarter of the year.

Your next job recruiter might be an AI bot

Your next job recruiter might be an AI bot

As companies scramble to fill jobs at a time when talent is hard to find, many are turning to artificial intelligence to find, interview, and match candidates to much needed skills.

IT leads industries in remote jobs

IT leads industries in remote jobs

IT is in the top spot for having the most remote and hybrid job positions, according to online job site FlexJobs, and the number of manager and senior-level roles that can work from home has increased significantly.

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