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US wins support from Japan and Netherlands to clip China’s chip industry

The countries have agreed to further restrict what chip-manufacturing equipment can be supplied to China.

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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.

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Intel suffers double-digit revenue decline in Q4 2022

Intel’s two biggest business units were hit hard during the last three months of 2022, as the PC market continued to experience its biggest slump in decades.

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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.

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Big tech backs Google in defending internet liability protections

Tech giants including Microsoft, Meta, and Twitter have filed briefs warning the Supreme Court against narrowing the Communications Decency Act's Section 230 to allow lawsuits against content-recommendation algorithms.

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Google's parent company Alphabet to cut 12,000 jobs

Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, told employees on Friday that the company would be reducing its global workforce by around 6%.

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Generative AI isn’t about what you think it is

While everyone is having fun using tools like ChatGPT to “create” all kinds of works, the real value lies in AI’s ability to refine ideas and tasks.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella confirms plan to lay off 10,000 workers

The chief executive chalked up the massive layoff to efforts to align Microsoft's cost and revenue structure while investing in areas that the company predicts will show long-term growth.

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Enterprise software, services to boost 2023 IT spending by 2.3%: Gartner

While the slump in hardware device sales will take longer than expected to rebound, much of enterprise IT spending — for example on cloud technology — is locked in and inflation-proof.

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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.

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The productivity promise (and perils) of generative AI

There's a lot of buzz around ChatGPT and DALL-E right now — and a lot of litigation brewing. But companies (and people) should embrace what's coming.

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Amazon to face off with workers, government on staff reduction in India

As Amazon looks to enact layoffs globally, Indian government officials call a hearing on complaints that employees were coerced into the company's Voluntary Separation Program.

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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.

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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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Meta launches AI-based VRS system to reduce bias in advertising

Meta's new AI-based Variance Reduction System (VRS), designed in collaboration with the US Department of Justice in the wake of a discrimination complaint, aims to reduce bias and increase the equitable distribution of ads for...

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This lawsuit against Microsoft could change the future of AI

With ChatGPT, artificial intelligence and what it can do is suddenly all the rage. But an intellectual property lawsuit against Microsoft could undermine the future of AI before it gets off the ground.

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Chip wars, AI doubts and VR hesitancy: Top technologies to watch in '23

Artificial intelligence, ongoing chip shortages, cybersecurity concerns and business transformation will likely be the biggest technology trends for 2023. We check in with key news editors and writers to see what they think will top...

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Apple in India shows the future of tech

In a sense, it was always going to be this way. Huge quantities of software are already written in India, so it’s a natural progression that hardware manufacturing is migrating there.

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