Microsoft says it rolled back a network change that may have caused thousands to lose access to its apps Wednesday morning. Key workplace engines like Teams, Outlook and Sharepoint were impacted.
The layoffs at Google follow similarly huge cuts at Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce. Tech companies who hired rapidly during the pandemic now face fears of recession.
Amazon, Salesforce and Goldman Sachs have also announced cuts during a brutal January for corporate workers.
Quality assurance workers at Microsoft's ZeniMax Studios began voting on a union in December. Microsoft pledged to remain neutral through the process and let employees decide if they want to join.
The Federal Trade Commission said Microsoft's planned takeover of the video game company could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
Facebook and Instagram's parent company Meta reported a revenue drop for the second time in its history. Snapchat, Microsoft and Google also reported losses in the last quarter.
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The 66-year-old wrote in a tweet Tuesday that he is experiencing mild symptoms and is "following the experts' advice" by isolating himself until he's healthy.
Kremlin-backed news outlets RT and Sputnik have become flashpoints for social media companies that are under pressure to curb the spread of Russian propaganda and disinformation.
Activision Blizzard is behind huge games such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush. But the company has faced reports of a workplace culture rife with sexual harassment.
According to Microsoft, the group is targeting technology companies that resell and provide cloud services and has been using phishing and password spray to gain entry to targeted networks.
Microsoft users will be able to access their accounts using an app or a code sent to their phone or email. Company officials say it will make logging on both easier and safer.
The Defense Department canceled its $10 billion cloud contract called JEDI, planning instead to hire multiple vendors. Amazon sued after its loss to Microsoft, seeking to depose Donald Trump.
Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on perhaps the most-hated web browser that once dominated the competition. Internet Explorer will be put to rest in the summer of 2022.
All three companies say they intend to abide by local health protocols and safety guidelines as limited numbers of employees will be allowed to return to headquarters.