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Lessons from mass layoffs in tech industry: Big Tech and unicorns need to reevaluate their hiring policies

January 25, 2023 10:44 pm

Utsav Saksena and Kriti Wattal write: Owing to skyrocketing profits in pandemic, tech giants believed there was a “new normal”. Mass retrenchments show these firms are not immune to global economic slowdown

Amid IT layoffs, people share their experience after 2008 recession; say 'this shall pass'

January 27, 2023 6:36 pm

While many professionals have started sharing inspiring posts and giving upskilling tips, a few people have shared how they sailed through these difficult times during the 2008 recession.

From Sundar Pichai to Satya Nadella: How big tech CEOs justified layoffs

January 24, 2023 8:40 am

In the last few months, big tech companies, including Google, Amazon, Meta and Microsoft, laid off tens of thousands of workers. Here is how the CEOs of these companies justified the downsizing.

Thirty years on, author Neal Stephenson discusses his metaverse vision with Meta

January 19, 2023 5:32 pm

Stephenson has laid out an array of engineering breakthroughs needed to allow millions of people to move seamlessly through immersive virtual worlds displayed on head-mounted devices.

Big tech braces for dismal profits, more job cuts

January 19, 2023 8:35 am

Analysts have cut their total revenue projection for the five companies - Meta, Amazon, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc and Microsoft Corp - by 5 per cent to $561.4 billion as of January from October.

Meta introduces limit on targeting under-18 with ads

January 12, 2023 8:07 am

In its latest update, the company said that advertisers will  no longer be able to target teens based on in-app engagement, like Instagram and Facebook pages they follow and like.

Meta to limit data advertisers use for targeting teens with ads

January 11, 2023 5:26 pm

In addition to the recent efforts to make its platforms a safer space for teens, Meta is now limiting the information accessed by advertisers for targeted ads.

US Supreme Court lets Meta's WhatsApp pursue 'Pegasus' spyware suit

January 10, 2023 10:21 am

WhatsApp in 2019 sued NSO seeking an injunction and damages, accusing it of accessing WhatsApp servers without permission six months earlier to install the Pegasus software on victims' mobile devices.

Facebook owner Meta removing content backing Brazil assault

January 10, 2023 12:34 pm

Bolsonaro refused to concede defeat and some supporters have claimed the election was stolen, with people taking to social media and messaging platforms from Twitter, Telegram and TikTok to YouTube and Facebook, to organise protests.

Meta appoints Vikas Purohit as Director of Global Business Group in India

January 09, 2023 2:21 pm

Meta has appointed Vikas Purohit as the Director of Global Business Group in India. At his new role, Purohit will work with the biggest brands and advertising agencies in the country to help drive revenue for Meta.

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