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Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft Announces 7,800 Job Cuts from Phone Division

Microsoft has announced that it will cut up to 7,800 jobs, mostly in the company’s phone hardware business. The company is also writing off $7.6 billion related to its acquisition of Nokia’s phone business despite only spending $7.2 billion to acquire it last year. “I am committed to our first-party devices including phones. However, we need to focus our phone …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Trying to Get a Job? Clean Up Your Facebook Profile (But Don’t Delete It)

Sure, you may be qualified for that job you’re trying to land, but something you said on Facebook might turn off potential employers. This has been true for years, but companies’ reliance on social media to screen potential employees is only rising. According to a recent study, over half of employers are researching job applicants on social media. The study …

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A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common. “WordPress is the most dominant content …

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Target Job Cuts: Company Outlines Plan to Restructure, Invest in Technology

Target has announced a corporate restructuring plan that will see it ax several thousand jobs – but the focus will be at the headquarters level and not at the company’s 1,800+ retail locations. In order to “fuel growth and drive profitability”, Target is looking to cut costs to the tune of $2 billion. “These savings will be realized through operations, …

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Guess How Much App Store Developers Have Earned

Apple announced some new numbers for the App Store, as it has reached some new milestones. First off, during the first week of January, customers spent about half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, while New Year’s Day was the biggest day ever in App Store sales history. During 2014, billings increased 50%, and apps generated over $10 …

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Natalie Portman in Talks to Star in Steve Jobs Biopic

Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Jobs. According to Deadline, Portman may have a major role in the film that is struggling to get off the ground. Sony dropped its backing for the project completely last week, and it was picked up by Universal. The screenplay was written by The Social Network‘s …

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Natalie Portman Rumored for ‘Major Role’ in New Steve Jobs Film

At this point, it feels like the long-promised Steve Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography may never actually happen. After months in limbo, enduring a revolving door of attached talent, Sony finally dropped the film earlier this month. Universal picked it up, however, so it looks like things are back on track. And today, there’s news that a …

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Steve Jobs Movie Finds New Life at Universal

The Steve Jobs movie has life, as Universal Pictures has decided to pick up the recently-abandoned project. Last week, Sony Pictures abruptly ditched the high-profile film. It appeared that the company had become a bit frustrated with the project, which had been sitting in limbo watching an acting/directing carousel spin – despite having a completed script since January. Rumor had …

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Steve Jobs Movie Dropped by Sony But May Find Life Elsewhere

It appears that Sony, like the rest of us, are sick and tired of waiting for the newest Steve Jobs movie to get off the ground. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures just dumped the project. If you haven’t been following the talent drama surrounding the film, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, here’s a brief explainer. The film …

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Michael Fassbender Joins the Steve Jobs Carousel

At this point you, I, and John Wayne all have a pretty good shot at playing Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic based on the best-selling biography by Walter Isaacson. I mean, why not? Joining the carousel today is Michael Fassbender. Variety quotes sources who claim that the Academy Award-nominated actor is in “early talks” to play the late Apple …

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Christian Bale Reportedly NOT Playing Steve Jobs (Again)

Christian Bale will not be playing Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic from Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. Sorkin, who based the screenplay on Walter Isaac Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography, recently confirmed to Bloomberg that Bale would be taking on the role, saying he “couldn’t be more excited about him,” and …

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