NEW YORK -- Google is cutting an additional 1,200 jobs in its Motorola division as the unprofitable cellphone maker struggles to compete. Last summer, Google Inc. announced 4,000 Motorola job cuts. The latest reductions are in addition to those and will be in countries including the U.S., China and... Read More »
By John Sumser
I don't know about you, but my inbox has been backing up at an alarming rate. Where I could once pare it down to a half-dozen pieces that were well worth procrastinating, my email backlog is often several weeks old. I tend to glance at them when they come in, and then mull over the transaction... Read More »
By Kristin Marino
Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1. Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year-over-year... Read More »
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google said Monday that it will cut about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility wireless phone business and will close or consolidate about one-third of Motorola's 90 locations.
The reductions represent about 20 percent of Motorola Mobility's 20,000 employees, and two-third of the job... Read More »
By Fennit Nirappil
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Looks may not kill, but they can get you fired.
That's what a Northern California yoga instructor found after leading sessions at Facebook Inc.'s Menlo Park campus.
The instructor, Alice Van Ness, said she got fired after she glared at a Facebook employee who texted... Read More »
By Matti Huuhtanen
HELSINKI -- Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations.
Nokia said it will shut some research and development projects, including in Ulm, Germany, and Burnaby,... Read More »
By Rob Gillies
TORONTO -- BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Android smartphones.
RIM issued a dire warning about its business Tuesday, saying it is losing money for the... Read More »
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps - the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network. Read More »
By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz
It's truly amazing what you can accomplish with today's smartphones. With just a click or touch, you can find a date, make restaurant reservations or set up a recording on your digital video recorder. So what about using your phone to look for a job?
We've told you about the... Read More »
By Gareth Parkin
About a month ago a mid-level executive I know in California asked my advice about getting a new cell phone. He said, "I don't really need or want a smart phone, I don't text or email from my phone. My old phone is dying though and they don't make this brand anymore, what would you... Read More »
More like angry bosses?
Finding ways of injecting a little humanity into the workplace may be the current rage, as the digital revolution has ushered in a 24/7 work schedule for some. Employers may be hesitant to go so far as to install nap rooms in the office, but the merits of allowing workers to catch a... Read More »
When Ross Waycaster began his studies at Mississippi State, the one thing he was sure of was that he loved making websites. He already had a background in computer programming, but as he plunged into his business information systems major, he sought a way to set himself apart in an ever-changing and... Read More »
Are you Google-worthy?
When the behemoth comes knocking faster than you can Google the company's mergers and acquisitions history, you may have every reason to be concerned over your job security.
After Google announced on Aug. 15 it would be acquiring Motorola Mobile for a total of $12.5 billion, or... Read More »