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Sony To Shut Down 20 Of Its U.S. Retail Stores

Sony To Shut Down 20 Of Its U.S. Retail Stores

By Zach Walton February 27, 2014

Electronics giants operating their own retail stores has always been a weird proposition. Apple made it work by offering a retail experience that you just can’t find anywhere else, but others haven’t been so successful. Sony is one of those …

Pixar Lays Off Staff of "The Good Dinasour" Delay Pixar Lays Off Staff of "The Good Dinasour" Delay

Walt Disney Studio’s subunit, Pixar Animation Studios, has laid-off nearly five percent of its workforce due to delays of an impending film, “The Good Dinosaur.” Approximately 60 out of 1,200 workers at the Emeryville, Calif., location was cut from the …

Acer CEO Resigns, Layoffs Announced Acer CEO Resigns, Layoffs Announced

Acer is one of the top worldwide PC brands, but that hasn’t insulated the company from the recent downturn in the PC market caused by the growth of mobile technologies. Acer this week announced major changes to its executive structure …

Latest BlackBerry Layoffs Have Begun Latest BlackBerry Layoffs Have Begun

As BlackBerry prepares for a possible $4.7 billion buyout, the company is getting itself into shape for both the sale and a shift in focus to its enterprise solutions offerings. In addition to the possible sale of some of its …

BlackBerry takes Billion Dollar Nose-Dive BlackBerry takes Billion Dollar Nose-Dive
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Just five years ago, BlackBerry Limited was at the top of the smart-phone totem pole as a major competitor for the Apple Corporation. BlackBerry dominated consumer and corporate markets, alike. The famous smart-phone affectionately known as the, “CrackBerry,” was a …

More Huge Layoffs Coming to BlackBerry More Huge Layoffs Coming to BlackBerry

Throughout 2012, BlackBerry (RIM at the time) laid off thousands of workers in an attempt to shore up quarterly numbers. The company was still months away from the reveal of its BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and analysts had begun writing the …

StumbleUpon Is Actively Hiring Again StumbleUpon Is Actively Hiring Again

It wasn’t exactly a great start to the new year for StumbleUpon back in January, when the company laid off 30% of its staff, but that was a long time ago in Internet time, and the company has since been …

Cisco Layoffs Send Stock Down Despite Earnings Hit Cisco Layoffs Send Stock Down Despite Earnings Hit

Cisco released its Q4 and fiscal year 2013 earnings on Wednesday, along with plans to lay off 4,000 employees. While the earnings managed to meet analysts’ expectations, the company’s stock is suffering on news of the job cuts. The layoffs, …

Heinz Announces 600 Layoffs In US and Canada Heinz Announces 600 Layoffs In US and Canada
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American food company and condiment titan the H.J. Heinz Co. announced that they will be laying off 600 workers across the United States and Canada. The layoffs will include 350 workers at the company’s home base in Pittsburgh, PA. Heinz …

IBM Layoffs Impact Different Parts of North America IBM Layoffs Impact Different Parts of North America
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IBM has initiated another round of layoffs, and while the national story is concerned with the total number of employees dismissed–anywhere from 6000 to 8000 employees, according to some estimations–if you take a closer look at the towns and cities …

PBS Layoffs: NewsHour to Make Some Cuts PBS Layoffs: NewsHour to Make Some Cuts
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PBS’s nearly four decade-old nightly newscast is about to face some serious cuts. The New York Times reports that an internal memo from PBS NewsHour’s executive producer Linda Winslow indicates that the show’s producer, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will be closing two …

Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff Blekko Raises New Funding, Reduces Staff

Blekko has both reduced its staff and raised new funding. According to a report from Greg Sterling at Search Engine Land, who had an email exchange with CEO Rich Skrenta, the company laid off eight people earlier this week as …

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Photography Staff Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Photography Staff

In yet another sign of the effect the internet has had on physical newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times this week announced that it has laid off all of its staff photographers. The newspaper released a statement on the move, saying that …

ESPN Layoffs Confirmed, Details Emerging ESPN Layoffs Confirmed, Details Emerging
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Yesterday, rumors began to surface that sports TV news station ESPN will soon be laying off some of its employees. Now, the company, which is owned mainly by The Walt Disney Company, has confirmed that layoffs are incoming. ESPN has …

Is ESPN Getting Ready To Layoff Staff? Is ESPN Getting Ready To Layoff Staff?

Is the worldwide leader in sports getting ready to start cutting some of their fat? If the report at Deadspin is to be believed, the answer is, it certainly looks that way. In fact, the report indicates “hundreds” will be …

Tumblr Gets Rid Of Storyboard, Team Tumblr Gets Rid Of Storyboard, Team

Tumblr announced that it is shutting down its Storyboard project. According to reports, the company has laid off the tour-person team behind it. Storyboard launched last May. Here’s an overview: Here’s what Tumblr had to say about its demise on …

Disney Layoffs to Expand to Other Divisions Disney Layoffs to Expand to Other Divisions
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Earlier this week, The Walt Disney Company announced that it has closed down the LucasArts games studio and laid off a large number of employees. While layoffs and studio closings in the games industry have not been rare over the …