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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.

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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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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...

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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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How layoffs at Google could affect enterprise cloud services

Analysts are debating what effect the layoffs at Alphabet will have on the delivery of enterprise cloud services at its Google subsidiary, while investors call for deeper cuts.

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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.

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Apple marks Data Privacy Week with in-store privacy training, more

Apple is celebrating Data Privacy Week by helping iPhone users learn how to use the privacy protection tools they already have in hand.

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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.

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Apple now offers Wi-Fi 6E in Macs; what does it do?

Apple introduced Wi-Fi 6E to iPads in late 2022 and this week unveiled the first Macs to support the standard. What difference might it make?

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.

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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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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.

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Apple puts local businesses on the Maps

Apple Business Connect gives business owners control over their public appearance across the Apple ecosystem.

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The most promising Google Pixel product of 2023

If you've got your eye on Google's highly anticipated folding Pixel phone, listen up: You're missing the truly significant piece of the puzzle.

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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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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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Raises for some IT pros could jump 8% in 2023, exceeding inflation

The ongoing shortage of qualified IT pros, an improving economic picture, and inflation pressures could push salaries up by 8% for some tech workers this year, according to a new report from business consultancy Janco Associates.

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The best remote tech jobs for 2023

The top five IT positions in demand now have some of the highest rates of allowing workers to work fully remote, according to a new report. Remote roles also affect pay.

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