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Verizon Look Forward: Only 25% Want to Return to Office Full-Time

A new report by Verizon shows how much remote work has changed the workplace, with only 25% wanting to return to the office full-time.

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Slack Tweaks Connect DM to Prevent Harassment

Just hours after rolling out its new Contact DM feature, Slack has made a significant change to it in order to prevent harassment.

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Slack Rolls Out Direct Messages to Anyone

Starting today, Slack is enabling Connect DM, allowing users to send direct messages to anyone, not just those in their channels.

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Microsoft: Flexible Work Here to Stay, Leaders Out of Touch

Microsoft has released a study of the state of the workplace, finding that flexible work is here to stay, although leaders are out of touch with employee needs.

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Google Heavily Investing in Office Space, All-In on In-Person

Despite much of the industry doing the exact opposite, Google is investing $7 billion in office space and data centers, insisting in-person work is where it’s at.

WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model
WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model

Tripadvisor CFO, Ernst Teunissen says that the company is going to hold the line on adding back costs. Trip Advisor reduced expenditures by a staggering 32 percent in 2020 as governments worldwide banned and restricted travel.

WSJ: Zoom Is Harder On Extroverts
WSJ: Zoom Is Harder On Extroverts

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today that concluded that Zoom video conferencing is surprisingly harder on extroverts than introverts.

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Prominent AI Ethics Conference Suspends Google’s Sponsorship

The fallout over Google’s handling of its AI ethics research team continues as the ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) has suspended the company’s sponsorship.

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Microsoft and Verizon Deepen Teams/BlueJeans Partnership

Verizon has announced further integration between Microsoft Teams and its BlueJeans videoconferencing platform.

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Google Updates Workspace and Google Assistant for Remote Work

Google has made significant updates to Workspace and Google Assistant to better facilitate remote and hybrid work models.