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Keith Regan Cuts Staff, Exits Markets
01/09/01 10:37 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 489 Words

... home delivery service joined the long list of e-commerce companies to announce layoffs Monday, announcing that it will cut 120 workers and cease services in two U.S. cities. Kozmo immediately stopped its operations in San Diego, California and Houston, Texas.


Jon Weisman & Elizabeth Blakey
Embattled eToys Slashes 700 Jobs
01/05/01 7:28 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 616 Words

... toy e-tailer eToys (Nasdaq: ETYS) moved to the dot-com critical list Thursday, announcing that approximately 70 percent of the company's 1,000 employees have been informed that their jobs are being eliminated. eToys said the layoffs were effective immediately for about 380 employees.

Chet Dembeck
Is Amazon Finally Tightening the Belt?
02/01/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 420 Words

... caught Wall Street by surprise last Friday when it nonchalantly announced layoffs for the first time in its five-year history. Even though the 150 lost jobs represent only about two percent of Amazon's 7,500 workers, the mere fact that the online merchant...

Rob Enderle
HP vs. Apple: The Contrast Is in the Turnaround
06/01/15 9:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1196 Words

Given how many Apple employees used to work at HP before its massive layoffs , there is a lot of cross-pollination between the firms -- and given how often Apple has embarrassed HP in the market, you'd think HP would have learned from...

Katherine Noyes
Nokia X, We Hardly Knew Ye
07/21/14 9:58 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1126 Words

As for the layoffs , "some were expected with the purchase of Nokia, and it's looking like Nadella is trying to clean up some of Ballmer's flailings," Stone added. "About the only thing that did surprise me was the depth that Nadella...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft CEO Nadella Hones His Axe
07/17/14 3:31 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 663 Words

Making the Right Cuts
The layoffs were widely expected in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia.

Nadella's challenge is to make sure they yield the maximum benefit to Microsoft.

The layoffs will work "if Microsoft does its...

Erika Morphy
HP's Whitman Pulls Out the Chain Saw
05/23/14 2:58 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 503 Words

While the extent of the layoffs was a shock, the company was bolstered by its then relatively new CEO Meg Whitman, who had taken the helm in late 2011 amid predictions that she would act boldly to turn the flagging company around.


Rachelle Dragani
Painful Reinvention Could Decimate HP Workforce
05/18/12 10:38 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 562 Words

HP is planning significant layoffs with the aim of increasing efficiency and focusing on new products, according to a New York Times report citing an anonymous source. The company could lay off more than 30,000 workers, or nearly 10 percent of the company's...

Erika Morphy
Yahoo Lops Off a Limb
04/05/12 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 607 Words

... that Yahoo was prepping for a huge round of layoffs have turned out to be true. On Wednesday, the company announced it would lay off 2,000 employees under a plan designed to prepare it for the future. Scott Thompson, the company's recently...

Erika Morphy
Yahoo May Turn Loose Thousands in Massive Reorg
03/05/12 3:03 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 427 Words

CEO Scott Thompson is getting ready to restructure the company in a move that will entail layoffs that could number in the thousands, according to a report in All Things D. "The indications are that the layoffs will be massive," David Cadden, a...

Paul Hartsock
Yahoo's Unkindest Cuts
12/18/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2511 Words

The total number of employees given Yuletide Yahoo layoffs will be around 650, or 4 percent of the company. The company's product groups will be the worst hit.

On top of the personnel cutbacks, Yahoo's also kicking a few websites and...

Erika Morphy
HP Cuts 9,000 Jobs With One Hand, Adds 6,000 With the Other
06/01/10 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 616 Words

It expects to realize between $500 million and $700 million a year in savings from the layoffs by fiscal year 2013.

The cuts follow a strong earnings report earlier this month for fiscal Q2 that beat analyst estimates and led HP to...

Walaika Haskins
Transparency in Outsourcing, Part 1: Silent Shrinkage
03/31/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1004 Words

Earlier this month, Big Blue announced another round of layoffs -- this time giving another 5,000 workers the heads up that their jobs would soon be cut.

Quiet, Please! We're Outsourcing
Enterprises walk a tightrope as they strive to provide...

Rob Enderle
In a Bad Market, Tech Is Good
02/23/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1448 Words

Finally, with a lot of folks facing layoffs , it occurred to me that many of you may want to consider buying your first PC as a hedge against this unfortunate outcome.

We'll talk about all of this and close with the...

Walaika Haskins
Economy Chips Away at Semi Industry
02/02/09 12:06 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 737 Words

Intel , for example, already announced thousands of layoffs .

It's now up to the companies to match inventory to demand. "It means in many cases, if not furloughing, then outright layoffs. We could see some companies close. In the memory market,...

Keith Regan
Motorola Cuts 4,000 Jobs as Post-Razr Cost-Shaving Continues
05/31/07 8:37 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 809 Words

Motorola will cut another 4,000 jobs on top of the 3,500 layoffs it previously announced, the company said Wednesday. This move sets up the No. 2 handset maker to slash 10 percent of its workforce as it bids for enhanced profitability. The Schaumburg,...

Keith Regan
IBM Trims 1,500 More Jobs as Makeover Continues
05/30/07 9:58 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 648 Words

Continued Growth
In fact, the layoffs do not mean IBM is shrinking, with the company saying recently that it added some 19,000 employees around the globe during 2006 alone.

While speculation is that many of those jobs have been...

Rob Enderle
Yahoo Peanut Butter Manifesto and Memorable Tech Gift Suggestions
11/27/06 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1367 Words

Layoffs Too Easy
One thing that struck me about the memo was that while the CMO who authored it obviously didn't have a clear idea what, specifically, to do, he did have a clear idea that massive layoffs were necessary.

Rob Enderle
Forecasting Declines for Sony, Google, IBM, Oracle, RIM and Apple
12/05/05 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2112 Words

This week I received another of what has been a string of letters from current and ex-IBM employees talking about unannounced layoffs .

Layoffs are used way too much by way too many companies. From my point of view -- a view...

Jay Lyman
AOL Sheds Jobs Along With Subscribers
10/20/05 12:15 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 613 Words

The once-dominant Internet service company blamed the job cuts on its dwindling dial-up customer base, but industry watchers also viewed the layoffs as a ploy to please potential buyers or investors of the Time Warner unit, which are rumored to include Google ,...

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