Category Archives: IT

Microsoft Finally, Officially Pulls the Plug on Internet Explorer

Happy Valentine’s Day — Internet Explorer is now dead. After announcing it would phase out the legacy browser last year, Microsoft announced that it permanently disabled Internet Explorer 11 on consumer versions of Windows 10. The browser was available on Windows 10 previously, despite Microsoft noting that it was “retired” and “out of support.” Windows […]

EBay Will Cut 4% of Its Workforce

EBay Inc. is cutting about 500 employees — or 4% of its workforce — as the e-commerce company continues to face slower consumer spending after a brief pandemic boom. The reductions are in response to the “macroeconomic situation around the world,” Chief Executive Officer Jamie Iannone said Tuesday in a statement, and are necessary to […]

Jobs Without a Degree?

Georgia Senate advances bill cutting college degree requirements for state jobs GA would join states such as CO and MD in eliminating some degree requirements A Georgia Senate committee is advancing a bill that would instruct an agency to examine qualifications for state government jobs and not require a college degree unless truly necessary. The […]

Meta Layoffs

Meta layoffs: CEO Mark Zuckerberg hints at more job cuts, middle managers at stake, say reports After firing 11,000 employees in November last year, Meta layoffs are planning for more layoff as Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now put middle managers at the company on notice, said reports. During a meeting with the […]

‘They Fire, We Hire’

‘They fire, we hire’ – Germany seizes on Silicon Valley’s woes Faced with a tight labor market and a shortage of workers with key software engineering skills, some German companies are looking at thousands of layoffs in Silicon Valley as an opportunity to recruit top talent. The U.S. West Coast has always been the main […]

Coding Should be Taught Early

Apple CEO Tim Cook says coding should be taught as early as elementary school: ‘It’s the most important language you can learn’ Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the metaverse and more in an interview Friday with Dutch news outlet Bright. Cook told the outlet that programming is the “most important language you can learn.” Apple […]

Microsoft To Shut Down LinkedIn In China

For Chinese regulators, even a censored US-based social network was too much.   Microsoft is shutting down its main LinkedIn service in China later this year as Beijing tightens its internet rules.   Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch, marking the retreat of the […]

Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram Suffer Worldwide Outage

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms are back online after a massive global outage plunged the services and the businesses and people who rely on them into chaos for hours   Facebook Inc. blamed a global service outage that kept its social media apps offline for much of Monday on a problem with its […]

Bitcoin Price Jumps After U.S. Says It Has No Plans to Ban Crypto

Worries over regulation have kept a lid on cryptocurrency prices in recent months Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies jumped suddenly Friday, a day after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. didn’t have plans to ban cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin rose 10.8% from its 5 p.m. ET value on Thursday to $48,109.69, its highest level in almost […]