IBM laid off employees across five U.S. states, Bloomberg reported late on Thursday, with job cuts likely numbered in the thousands. The company has since confirmed the layoffs, but did not specify how many of its more than 350,000 employees were affected. IBM joins a growing list of tech companies that have made cuts during the pandemic. The cuts are the first under IBM’s new CEO Arvind...
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Hi, welcome to the Weekend.It might seem against the holiday spirit to say so, but does anyone really love gift-shopping these days? Even pre-pandemic, it was a stress-inducing affair, loaded with decision fatigue, toy-of-the-year FOMO and ghosts of bad presents past.Into this consumerist minefield has stumbled a strange new entrant: livestream shopping. In this week’s issue, writer Janet...
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