Microsoft lays off thousands more
Published in News
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 10:57

Microsoft lays off thousands more


Axeman cometh 

The software king of the world, including parts of the moon and the rings of Uranus, is about to tell thousands of its Volish staff to clean out their desks and collect their pink slips.

ASUS and Gigabyte plan restructuring of mobile units
Published in Mobiles


No longer seeing growth in certain units

Since the first half of 2016, Asustek Computer has experienced a rapid decline of sales in its tablet businesses, while Gigabyte has not seen much profitability from its PC accessories unit.

Micron slashes jobs as turn-around fails
Published in Memory


DRAM prices continue to fall

Micron is going to tell its staff "thanks for the memory" and tell them to clear off, after an initial wave of restructuring failed to do the job.

Seagate fires three percent of staff
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:58

Seagate fires three percent of staff


Cloud not making up for the loss of PC business

Hard-disk drive maker Seagate Technology is cutting more than 1,600 jobs, or three percent of its workforce, as the company looks to cut costs as interest in PCs continues to shrink.

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:29

Intel decimates staff - will fire 12,000


Reduce dependence on PCs

Intel has decided that there is no point waiting for the PC to return and is decimating its staff and getting into something else more lucrative – cloud computing and the Internet of thing.

Acer splits into two
Published in News
Monday, 28 March 2016 11:00

Acer splits into two


Hardware and Cloud

Acer has divided its businesses into two group – one for IT hardware products and the other for cloud services, smart devices and e-businesses.

Acer starts huge restructuring
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:07

Acer starts huge restructuring


Spliting into three major segments

Acer plans to implement a corporate restructuring project and divide its business into three major segments – PC, cloud and data center management, and re-investment businesses.

Yahoo decimates staff
Published in News
Thursday, 07 January 2016 10:41

Yahoo decimates staff


Ten percent to be fired 

Troubled search engine Yahoo is following the Ancient Roman practice of decimating its legions for poor performance.

Japan's government bails out Toshiba
Published in News
Thursday, 31 December 2015 10:27

Japan's government bails out Toshiba


If your executives get done for fraud it is nice to have government help

The Japanese governmet has stepped in to help Toshiba rebuild its home electronics division and other operations by facilitating tie-ups with Sharp and others.

Axe fails at Toshiba
Published in News
Monday, 21 December 2015 11:23

Axe fails at Toshiba


6,800 out into the cold and snow at Christmas

More than 6,800 employees at Toshiba are paying the price for not standing up to corporate executives who were encouraged to cook the books.