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Rob Enderle
What If There Were a Hospital for Sick Companies?
02/02/15 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1666 Words

We cut investments, freeze salaries, make layoffs , and shave marketing expenses and then seem fascinated when the firms don't recover. I just finished a review of the Lenovo acquisition of the IBM x86 server division, which IBM thought was unfixable -- much...

Rachelle Dragani
RIM Sheds More Flesh in Long, Hard March to BB10
06/20/12 2:45 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 569 Words

RIM warned in May that it expected a loss in its next quarterly earnings report and acknowledged layoffs would be coming. RIM said it will reveal more details about the cuts when the it releases its quarterly finance reports on June 28.

Richard Adhikari
Yahoo Serves Mojito to Liven Up the Mobile Web Party
04/03/12 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 741 Words

Why Go Open Source Now?
The timing of Yahoo's release of Mojito into the open source community might be questioned, given that the company's reportedly about to announce massive layoffs and a major restructuring.

"With the executive shakeups and...

Paul Hartsock
Google's Social Blowout
07/02/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2435 Words

The Fall of MySpace
After years of lost money, member defections, logo changes, layoffs and an uncountable number of unbelievably ugly profile pages, MySpace is leaving the House of Murdoch. News Corp. has sold the downward-spiraling social network for a...

Erika Morphy
Wan Yahoo Determined to Take Off a Few More Pounds
12/17/10 11:07 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 650 Words

Earlier this week, news came out that the Internet company was instituting widespread layoffs , with some 4 percent of its staff expected to be let go. It was a tough but necessary call, CEO Carol Bartz reportedly wrote in a memo to...

Renay San Miguel
AOL Spinoff May Send Third of Workforce Reeling
11/19/09 11:55 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 716 Words

The company will ask employees to step up for voluntary buyouts first before beginning any layoffs .

As analysts and technology watchers begin to ponder which of AOL's assets are likely to be spun off to continue the cost cutting -- messenger...

Erika Morphy
Oracle's Acquisition of Ailing Sun Stuck in Mire
10/21/09 2:12 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 806 Words

Buying a Shell?
CEO Larry Ellison has said Sun is losing about $100 million a month as it waits for the deal to close, so the layoffs -- although perhaps not in that number -- were expected. Still, they make...

Richard Adhikari
Joost Feels the Squeeze
07/01/09 1:28 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 696 Words

Joost is reportedly slashing its 90-strong workforce to 20, and outgoing CEO Mike Volpi referred obliquely to the layoffs in his blog. However, company spokesperson Kerry Vance declined to confirm the extent of the layoffs.

Static in the Background

Richard Adhikari
Falling Behind Facebook, MySpace Slashes Workforce
06/17/09 11:59 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 787 Words

More layoffs may be coming -- reports suggest management is eying the company's European staff as well.

"They have 300 employees in Europe, and the speculation is that more than 30 percent of those will be toast," Laura DiDio, principal at...

Chris Winter
Picking Up the Pieces After Downsizing: Avoid Orphaned Data
06/09/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1528 Words

This risk will increase when rumors swell about impending layoffs . Productivity tools like e-mail can actually become counterproductive when they are used to transmit business plans, company financials, product roadmaps and other confidential documents outside of the corporate network.

Controlling Orphaned...

Richard Adhikari
Rosy Tech Job Picture May Fade in 2009
03/31/09 11:50 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 477 Words

A quick check of the figures in TechCrunch's Layoff Tracker showed that almost 47,400 high-tech workers were laid off from January 1 to the end of March, counting only those layoffs clearly indicated as being in the U.S.

The situation might stabilize...

Richard Adhikari
Google Shaves 200 From Global Sales and Marketing Divisions
03/27/09 11:23 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 636 Words

'Not Even a Drop in the Bucket'
Although this is the third time Google has laid off people since January -- it trimmed a total of 140 people in the previous two layoffs , many of whom were part-timers or...

Andrew Boyd
Technology Investments in 2009: 3 Ways to Achieve More With Less
03/12/09 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 866 Words

... economic conditions worsen and we struggle to make sense of the new realities of business , it has become a cliché to say that we need to "do more with less;" after the second, third or fourth round of layoffs , less...

ECT News Staff
Microsoft Takes a Beating, Gmail Takes a Nap
02/28/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 2017 Words

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told a gathering of analysts that the company won't be making any further layoffs , and once word got out, Wall Street proceeded to pummel the company mercilessly, sending its stock to an 11-year low. Analyst Rob Enderle told...

Denis Pombriant
The Salesforce Departures: Much Ado About Very Little
02/11/09 4:00 AM PT | CRM Buyer | 839 Words

Imagine my surprise when someone misquoted me saying that the layoffs were a direct result of the recession. What I had written, among other things was, "Three jobs, even executive jobs, at a billion-dollar company is hardly newsworthy except that it gives...

Jeff Meisner
Motorola Posts Miserable Q4 Results, Ousts CFO
02/03/09 12:26 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 778 Words

Change Is in the Air
Motorola has already announced 7,000 layoffs since last October. That's on top of thousands more layoffs announced in 2007 as the company attempts to cut costs. In addition, the company has had to indefinitely postpone...

Renay San Miguel
Print's Best and Brightest Go to the Digital Side
01/30/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1537 Words

True, there are other layoffs going on in other industries; journalism is just one rusty gear in the nation's economic machine in this recession. But it's the industry I focus on with this column, along with technology and all its promise...

Katherine Noyes
Canonical's $30 Million and Redmond's Gathering Storm
01/29/09 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1270 Words

'It's Going to Come Back to Bite You'
Microsoft is stumbling, Vaughan-Nichols asserts, noting not only the biggest layoffs in the company's history but also that its stock price has dropped to about half of what it was last year...

Jeff Meisner
Google Gains Cheer Tech Sector
01/23/09 12:07 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 769 Words

Microsoft announced 5,000 layoffs , its first significant layoffs in 34 years in business , on Thursday. Just one day earlier, Intel announced its decision to lay off as many as 6,000 employees and shutter four semiconductor plants.

Google reported earnings of...

Jeff Meisner
2009 Chip Sales Will Be Far Worse Than Expected, Says Gartner
12/17/08 8:58 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 511 Words

"We're seeing massive layoffs across the board at all the chip companies," Leong said.

Some of the biggest names in the business have announced layoffs, including Advanced Micro Devices , Atmel, Spansion, ON Semi, Fairchild Semiconductor , Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor,...

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