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The future of work is a tech (and management) challenge

A Corel survey indicates 78% of employees say leadership should do more to boost collaboration, and 27% say their company has invested in the wrong tools for the job.

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UK Competition and Markets Authority ramps up big tech antitrust investigations

Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard and Amazon’s Marketplace platform are both currently being probed by the UK regulator.

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Apple slaps hard against ‘mercenary’ surveillance-as-a-service industry

The company is introducing Lockdown Mode to protect high-risk individuals against corrosive surveillance and attacks, and investing millions to improve protection on its devices.

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Accused of ‘unfair’ practices, Apple faces App Store court battle in UK

Apple is accused of unfair business practices including forcing developers to use its own payment systems and taking up to 30% commission.

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FCC commissioner wants Apple, Google to remove TikTok from App Stores

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is calling on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their stores, citing a threat to national security.

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The great job hunt: 7 top job-search apps hit all-time highs

Job seekers appear to be looking for work more fervently than ever; it could be the result of the ongoing Great Resignation or a preemptive move against a looming recession.

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Slack adds video and screenshare to Huddles audio chat

Huddles have become the fastest-adopted feature in Slack’s history, the company said, helping reduce time spent in online meetings.

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What the EU Qualcomm ruling means for big tech antitrust efforts

Four years after the chipmaker was fined for breaking EU antitrust rules, a court has overturned the judgement citing “procedural irregularities”. Could this mean less scrutiny of big tech in the future?

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Apple’s Freeform adds another digital whiteboard option for remote work

Freeform is due out later this year, but its availability on Apple devices could keep it from gaining ground on various competing whiteboard apps on the market.

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WWDC: Apple, Cloudflare, Fastly plot the end of CAPTCHA

Apple is working with Cloudflare and Fastly to replace annoying CAPTCHA sessions with seamless authorization to protect privacy.

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Could the EU’s USB-C edict push Apple to cut the cord altogether?

Apple already has wireless charging in all of its current iPhone models and offers it for the AirPod earbuds. So if it can avoid changing out its Lightning ports for USB-C ports, why not go all wireless?

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What the EU’s USB-C mandate means for Apple — and for users

The EU will require device manufacturers to standardize on USB-C, a mandate that mostly effects Apple. The company, whose biggest selling product — the iPhone — uses a proprietary protocol, is reportedly working on a USB-C capable...

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Four-day workweek pilot kicks off for thousands of UK workers

Amid calls around the globe for more companies to adopt a shorter workweek, 70 businesses have committed to a four-day week for staff in the largest pilot project to date.

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Elon Musk heaps layoff threat on top of in-office work mandate

After telling top managers to enforce a back-to-office mandate for employees, the Tesla CEO then messaged executives telling them he expects to lay off 10% of his workforce in anticipation of a recession.

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Microsoft promises to engage with employee unions

As the labor movement gains momentum in the tech sector, Microsoft’s relaxed stance contrasts with Amazon and Apple, which have resisted unionization.

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Is Elon Musk’s ‘return to office’ mandate genius or corporate suicide?

Elon Musk's demand that workers return to the office full time could be his way of culling "undesirables" from his workforce, but experts say it's a highly dangerous strategy that may end up backfiring.

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Apple confirms the scale of App Store fraud

Apple says millions of fraudulent attempts are made against the App Store and its users each year as criminals get smarter and exploits more complex.

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Microsoft pumps the brakes on hiring

Microsoft is pulling back on hiring tech talent for its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups.

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Apple’s bid for ubiquity across the US retail industry comes into view

Apple has solutions across the retail consumer's payments journey, making mobile payments a reality in America.

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IT salaries aren't keeping up with inflation — but that may soon change

Pay for IT workers was generally slack in 2021 and the first quarter of 2022, according to surveys of large and mid-sized companies. But that trend is expected to turn around as CIOs face talent shortages and try to attract and retain...

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