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Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

The Pixel is meant to represent the very best Android has to offer. But it's lagging behind in one critically important area.

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IBM, Maersk scuttle blockchain-based TradeLens supply chain platform

IBM and Maersk are closing TradeLens by the first quarter next year, after the blockchain-based supply chain service failed to attract enough users to be commercially viable.

AWS brings Verified Access security to the Apple enterprise

Amazon is working with MDM providers such as Jamf to enable secure access to applications without the need for a VPN.

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Alation’s Connected Sheets brings data governance to spreadsheets

Connected Sheets, which can be accessed via the company’s Data Catalog, can be used to import or feed governed data from various sources into spreadsheets including Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

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AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

The release of the enterprise version of the encrypted messaging service, announced at AWS re:Invent, is designed to allow secure collaboration across messaging, voice, video and file sharing.

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Meta teaches an AI to lie, strategize

An AI taught to play a boardgame that involves negotiating with human players and inferring their motives could have applications for enterprise chatbots, Meta says.

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Changes to Google's employee appraisal system stir layoff fears

While Google maintains that the Google Reviews and Development (GRAD) system was put in place to help employee development, a report claiming to have details on how employees are to be appraised has sparked forecasts of broad layoffs...

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HP to cut up to 6,000 staff in plan to mitigate PC market softness

Posting an 11.2% decline in quarterly revenue as the PC market continues to experience a downturn, HP said it would cut staff, joining other manufacturers that are resorting to job cuts to navigate the financial challenges this year.

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Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as tens of thousand of workers are being let go in a spate of highly publicized layoffs, IT professionals are still in demand — particularly in some key fields.

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Tech layoffs in 2022: A timeline

As global economic turbulence deepens, technology companies are looking to weather the storm by reducing headcount.

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Zoom sales growth slows as online business slumps in post-pandemic era

As organizations continue to push for the return of in-person work, Zoom’s earnings show the company has challenges in the post-pandemic business landscape, even as enterprise sales stay steady.

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Apple, Google face legal pressure over UK mobile services dominance

The UK’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into how Apple and Google dominate the market for mobile services.

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Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers — so are they right for your needs? These four questions will help you find the answer.

AWS

Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

AWS' free Wickr Me end-to-end encrypted messaging service will close down at the end of 2023, as the company focuses its secure communications on enterprise and government contracts.

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Spot virtual workplace creators on the future of work

“We believe that the right technologies already exist today and simply haven’t been leveraged correctly in a work context,” say Gordon Hempton and Wes Hather, co-founders of the Spot virtual workplace platform.

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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.

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Offboarding processes pose security risks as job turnover increases: Report

Research from YouGov finds that poor offboarding practices across industries including healthcare and tech are putting companies at risk, including for loss of end-user devices and unauthorized SaaS application use.

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Mosyle brings new iPhone, iPad endpoint security options

Mosyle Hardening and Compliance ensures that employee devices are protected, compliant and are in line with the latest cybersecurity benchmarks.

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