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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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Atlassian doubles down on automation with new capabilities for Confluence

Three years after adding no-code automation to its Jira platform, Atlassian is looking to bring those same benefits to Confluence to automate content management tasks.

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Tech layoffs in 2023: A timeline

So far in 2023, technology companies have laid off more employees than in any other month since the pandemic started. Here's an updated timeline of the more notable layoffs, and the reasons why Big Tech is in turmoil.

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Microsoft Teams and Outlook suffer global outages

Users across the globe were struggling to access multiple Microsoft products after the company implemented a network change.

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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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Microsoft says cloud demand waning, plans to infuse AI into products

Cloud revenue growth has been slowing quarter-on-quarter for the Windows maker, which expects the growth to continue to decline through the year.

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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft could layoff 11,000 employees: Reports

The move to downsize comes after the Windows maker laid off nearly 1,000 staffers in October across its Xbox and Edge divisions, citing economic headwinds.

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Apple unveils new Macs with faster M2 Pro, M2 Max chips

The new processors in the MacBook Pro and Mac mini deliver significant performance gains — and 22-hour battery life.

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Google warns court against changing liability shield for internet companies

In a case to be heard by the US Supreme Court, Google says that limiting Communications Decency Act protections for internet companies from lawsuits about user-created content would damage the internet as we know it.

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