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Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Google to house thousands of engineers in London post Brexit

Written by on November 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Google delivered a vote of confidence in London’s future as a technological hub after the Brexit vote on Tuesday by announcing plans for a new building in the King’s Cross area of the city that will house thousands of extra engineers. Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said computer science had a great […]

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French telco SFR plans to shed 5,000 jobs – sign of the future?

French telco SFR plans to shed 5,000 jobs – sign of the future?

Written by on July 28, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – SFR Group, France’s second-biggest telecoms operator, plans to shed 5,000 staff – a third of its workforce – between 2017 and 2019, two union representatives told Reuters on Wednesday. The company, which will report first half results in August, declined to comment on the figure. It lost many of its customers last […]

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Watch out, robots are after your jobs warn the rich and powerful

Watch out, robots are after your jobs warn the rich and powerful

Written by on May 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Some of the richest, smartest and most powerful humans have an important message for the rest of us as they convened this week to discuss pressing global issues: the robots are coming. At the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, at least four panels so far have focused on […]

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Robots and AI will cost 5.1 million jobs over the next five years

Robots and AI will cost 5.1 million jobs over the next five years

Written by on January 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Disruptive labor market changes, including the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, will result in a net loss of 5.1 million jobs over the next five years in 15 leading countries, according to an analysis published in Davos on Monday. The projection by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is holding […]

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Microsoft confirms Nokia phone site closure and job cuts

Written by on August 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Friday confirmed it will close Nokia Oyj’s former handset product development unit in Salo, Finland, and will include a total of up to 2,300 job cuts in the Nordic country. The cuts, initially announced in July, are part of Microsoft’s plan to cut 7,800 jobs globally, most from the […]

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BlackBerry looking to slash jobs

Written by on May 25, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The company did not specify how many employees would be affected. BlackBerry, which reported a 16.8 percent fall in quarterly revenue in March, had about 6,225 full-time employees […]

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Steve Jobs memorial removed because Apple CEO is gay

Written by on March 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Homophobia in Russia has plumbed new lows after a memorial to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was pulled down after incumbent CEO Tim Cook came out as gay. Residents of St. Petersburg, the country’s second largest city, forcibly removed the memorial after Cook made his announcement. Read the full story here…

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