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Microsoft closes Xbox Entertainment Studios
Microsoft closes Xbox Entertainment Studios

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft, caught-up in a battle to restructure its business, has confirmed that its studio devoted to original television programs for Xbox consoles will be closed.

21 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs
Reorganisation sees Microsoft axe 18,000 jobs

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft said it would axe 18,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next year, the majority coming from the integration of Nokia bought by it earlier this year.

18 Jul 2014

UNITED STATES

eBay pays USD3.75m to settle 'no-poaching' case
eBay pays USD3.75m to settle 'no-poaching' case

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Online company eBay agreed to pay US$3.75m to settle allegations it colluded with other Silicon Valley technology firms not to "poach" each other's employees, officials said on Thursday, 1 May.

2 May 2014

UNITED STATES

US manufacturing activity picks up in March
US manufacturing activity picks up in March

WASHINGTON, USA: US manufacturing activity gained pace in March helped by a pickup in new orders and a rebound in production, the Institute for Supply Management said.

2 Apr 2014

UNITED STATES

Digital ventures boost ailing news media, study shows
Digital ventures boost ailing news media, study shows

WASHINGTON, US: Online news ventures have added nearly 5,000 US media jobs in the past few years, boosting an industry that is still reeling from technology changes, a study showed on Wednesday.

27 Mar 2014

UNITED STATES

eBay founder backs project to 'empower' journalists
eBay founder backs project to 'empower' journalists

WASHINGTON, USA: The founder of eBay, Pierre Omidyar, said on Wednesday, 16 October, he will back a project with investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald which "elevates and supports" journalists and "allows them to pursue the truth."

17 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

Amazon to hire 70,000 seasonal emloyees
Amazon to hire 70,000 seasonal emloyees

NEW YORK CITY, USA: Online retailer Amazon said on Tuesday, 1 October, it would hire more than 70,000 full-time employees in the United States in the coming weeks to help with holiday orders.

2 Oct 2013

UNITED STATES

BlackBerry to cut 4,500 jobs as revival effort fails
BlackBerry to cut 4,500 jobs as revival effort fails

NEW YORK CITY, USA: BlackBerry said it would cut 4,500 jobs as the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer retrenches in the face of hefty losses and weak sales of its new handsets.

23 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Models join protest at NY fashion week
Models join protest at NY fashion week

NEW YORK CITY, USA: Models joined labour activists at New York fashion week to protest clothing brand Nautica over its parent company's failure to sign an agreement to improve conditions in Bangladeshi factories.

9 Sep 2013

UNITED STATES

Amazon goes on US hiring spree
Amazon goes on US hiring spree

NEW YORK CITY, USA: Amazon announced plans Monday, 29 July to add 5,000 full-time jobs at 17 facilities in the United States and to hire more than 7,000 workers as it beefs up its customer-service network.

30 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

Ally lands a brand
Ally lands a brand

SEATTLE, US: Ally was just nine months from graduating when she got her first opportunity to design a brand program. It was through a connection she'd made with Tom, a creative director at the city's largest design firm.

By Ted Leonhardt 16 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Boston Globe cuts jobs in newsroom, elsewhere
Boston Globe cuts jobs in newsroom, elsewhere

BOSTON, US: The Boston Globe has offered buyouts to 43 employees, including 20 in the newsroom, in the face of "challenging times for our industry."

25 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

Bernhart Associates' Q2 hiring survey: Marketers' employment outlook stable
Bernhart Associates' Q2 hiring survey: Marketers' employment outlook stable

OWATONNA, US: After a big spike in first-quarter hiring, employers plan to hold firm on staffing this spring, according to Bernhart Associates' Quarterly Digital and Direct Marketing Hiring Report for the second quarter of 2012.

18 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

Bernhart Associates' Q1 Employment Survey: Employment outlook brightens
Bernhart Associates' Q1 Employment Survey: Employment outlook brightens

OWATONNA, US: Employers in the US are ushering in the New Year with an impressive spike in hiring plans, according to Bernhart Associates' Quarterly Digital and Direct Marketing Employment Report for the first quarter of 2012.

18 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

Yahoo! names ex-PayPal boss Thompson new CEO
Yahoo! names ex-PayPal boss Thompson new CEO

YORK, US: Internet giant Yahoo! on Wednesday named former PayPal president Scott Thompson its new chief executive, four months after sacking Carol Bartz over her unsuccessful turnaround effort.

6 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

US government sites reach 40% of Americans but lag behind overall internet growth
US government sites reach 40% of Americans but lag behind overall internet growth

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released an analysis of traffic to federal government sites, which showed a decline over the past year despite attempts to make the government more digital-friendly. In July 2011, the National Institutes of Health (NIH.gov) ranked first with 9.6 million unique visitors.

13 Sep 2011

UNITED STATES

Changing the human capital landscape
Changing the human capital landscape

NEW YORK, US: New Deloitte report looks at emerging markets, workforce analytics, and the cloud are revolutionary trends expected to change the human capital landscape.

1 Jun 2011