lay offs

  • Faced With Fierce Competition, Rhapsody Takes “Significant” Investment From Columbus Nova

    Faced With Fierce Competition, Rhapsody Takes “Significant” Investment From Columbus Nova

    Rhapsody International today announced that it would be taking a “significant”, yet undisclosed, investment from Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Rhapsody president Jon Irwin will step down. Moreover, the company will be restructuring, which will “affect 15 percent of the Rhapsody staff” resulting in around 30 lay-offs. Read More

  • Patch Lay-Offs To Start Today, 40% Of Jobs Reportedly Cut Adding Up To Roughly 400 Employees Let Go

    Patch Lay-Offs To Start Today, 40% Of Jobs Reportedly Cut Adding Up To Roughly 400 Employees Let Go

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong held another conference call for Patch employees today, and after what was likely the worst week to be working at the hyper-local news venture following the previous all-hands call, he confirmed that around 40 percent of the 1,000 total Patch workers will be let go starting today, according to Jim Romenesko. Around 80 percent of the Patch sites were in good or… Read More

  • BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

    BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

    Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten Heins called a “complex transition” earlier this month, and the latest is that 250 employees of its core R&D and new product testing facility have been let go as of earlier this week. Read More

  • Breaking: RIM “Streamlining” Operations, Lays Off 2,000

    Breaking: RIM “Streamlining” Operations, Lays Off 2,000

    In line with RIM’s planned “cost optimization program,” the company is moving a number of executives into positions of greater power and will lay off 2,000 of its estimated 19,000 person workforce. In an effort to consolidate product efforts, the company is also moving former COO of Product Engineering, Thorsten Heins, into a position that makes him also COO of Product… Read More

  • Dell lays off 700, website now full of price mistakes

    Dell lays off 700, website now full of price mistakes

    Put two and two together people, and get WTF. Dell is laying off 700 of its 4,500 employees by June 2010 and now, for some odd reason, the Dell website is featuring laser mice for $4,000 and a Xeon E3110 machine for $16.99. Dailytech noticed the confluence of oddity when Slickdeals started posting machines like a 3.2GHz monster for $10.99. Read More

  • IBM cutting 5,000 U.S. employees, sending jobs to India

    IBM cutting 5,000 U.S. employees, sending jobs to India

    Populist outrage in 3…2…1. IBM is laying off 5,000 U.S. employees and “building its work force in India and other locations,” according to the WSJ. Foreign workers now make up 71% of IBMs workforce of 400,000. Read More

  • Apple lays off 50

    Apple lays off 50

    So the rumors were correct. Apple laid off 50 folks in enterprise sales. The rumors that it was a major lay-off were untrue and anything larger than about 50 would have required them to file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act. Oh well. Back to consuming iPods. Read More

  • Rumors abound re: Apple layoffs

    Rumors abound re: Apple layoffs

    Rumors are coming out of Apple that corporate sales folks will be laid off today. Considering there are very few corporate offerings in the Apple portfolio, it’s not surprising they’re closing up some non-retail channels. Apple is probably responding to threats of reduced corporate IT spending. Let’s hope this is the worst of it when it comes to everyone’s favorite… Read More

  • Tomy exits North American toy market (almost)

    Tomy exits North American toy market (almost)

    Today is a sad day for gadget lovers. Japanese toy maker Tomy is pulling the plug on the North American market. The company behind the i-Sobot, the Dustbot, the digi cam with built-in printer and the AeroSpider said Tuesday it will focus on Europe instead. Read More

  • Blue Monster guy laid-off at Microsoft

    Blue Monster guy laid-off at Microsoft

    The poor bastard who got a tattoo of the motivational “Blue Monster” has been laid off. Blue Monster Man, Dan Woodman, writes: Working at Microsoft has been the greatest experience of my life and I have no desire to forget about it. And even if I don’t get back into Microsoft right away (which is, by the way, my plan!), then I have a reminder that even outside of Microsoft… Read More

  • Palm cutting jobs, slashing a hole in our heart

    Palm cutting jobs, slashing a hole in our heart

    Palm is laying off an undetermined number of its 1,050 workers this week in an effort to stem the effects of the economy and Palm’s decreasing smartphone market share. While it’s not a shock – everyone is doing it! – Palm now has to deal with RIM and Android eating their lunch and iPhone essentially stealing the entire casual smartphone market out from under it. Read More