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Redmond Uber-alles: 100 Bing staffers driven to dial-a-car developer

Microsoft has agreed to sell off part of its Bing search operation to Uber. Redmond said on Monday that it would be moving its Bing mapping division to Uber, along with approximately 100 MS employees. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. For Microsoft, the agreement represents part of an effort within the software …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jun 2015
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EMC calls on company veteran to run UK ops

Undoubtedly scarred by the defection of UK boss James Petter to Pure Storage, EMC has turned to one of its veterans to take control of the country manager job, with Ross Fraser getting the call. As we revealed in January, EMC’s arch rival Pure poached Petter to run EMEA ops and it was forced to parachute its regional head …
Paul Kunert, 12 Mar 2015

CIOs: What jobs do you have to fill before you can get on with yours?

Reg Events You’ve snagged the top job and you’re now defining the digital future not just for IT, but for your entire company. But without the right team to pull it all together, you’re going to get precisely...nowhere. That’s why the first Register Roundtable of 2015 will be asking: How do you build and keep a winning team? Who do you …
Joe Fay, 16 Jan 2015
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Sacked Zynga bods learn their jobs are gone via Facebook

Shares in ailing "social gaming" firm Zynga tumbled 12 per cent on Monday to $2.99, after chief Mark Pincus announced that the company would be laying off more than 500 employees. Zynga now expects to lose as much as $39m in the second quarter, since its games (other than the popular Farmville) have once more underperformed. …
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Ginni blasts 'slow' IBM staff after poor Q1 results

IBM chief Virginia Rometty has issued a company-wide dressing-down to staff who are "too slow", after the firm's disappointing first quarter results. Rometty sent off a five-minute internal video message to IBMers, seen by the Wall Street Journal, where she blamed the company's sales staff for the results, saying they failed …
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Hurricane Sandy starts to hit IT providers

Hurricane Sandy's knock-on effects have begun as IT support staff on the Eastern seaboard of the US are evacuated. Hosting provider 1&1 has had to close down its Dedicated Server support team in Pennsylvania as storm warnings have evacuated areas of the Eastern seaboard and shuttered New York stock exchanges. A Reg reader in …
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Google data center spies on ITSELF: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

Google has drawn back the curtain on one of its US data center complexes, with a Street-View-style tour of its tentacle in Lenoir, North Carolina. One Reg reader described the whole experience as "like a boring version of Doom", and an initial shufti appeared to confirm this analysis: Google data center with empty chair and …
Lester Haines, 18 Oct 2012
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Troubled! Yahoo! tries! to! keep! staff! sweet! with! free! nosh!

Yahoo!'s shiny new CEO Marissa Mayer has nabbed a former Amazon exec for the job of chief marketing officer at the ailing web firm. Kathy Savitt, founder of social commerce startup Lockerz and also a former exec at American Eagle Outfitters, will start the job next month, Mayer said in a canned statement. Mayer is attempting …
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Forget widgets, invest in staff say Black Hat alumni

Black Hat 2012 Five of the speakers at the original Black Hat conference in 1997 have been reunited at this year's session to discuss the next 15 years of security, and all agree that people are the key investment area, not gadgets. "The best return is on your employees," said Black Hat founder Jeff Moss. "I rely on people, not on a widget. …
Iain Thomson, 25 Jul 2012
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Amid iPad frenzy, Apple staff say 'Remember the workers'

The world + dog has been following the announcements from Apple today, but for one employee watching the preparations, the chief wish wasn't a shiny new fondleslab or fancy TV system, but union rights. Cory Moll, an organizer for the Apple Retail Workers Union (ARWU), popped by the event before clocking in for work at his …
Iain Thomson, 7 Mar 2012
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Agency worker rights should be set in comparison with staff, says gov

Employers should compare agency workers to members of its staff who do "broadly similar work" in order to establish what rights the temporary worker is entitled to, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has said. There is no obligation for companies to make a comparison to establish the workers' rights, but …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 May 2011
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Sapped council staff offered SAP counselling

Harrassed Somerset County Council staff are to benefit from "support sessions" designed to help them face the trauma of a SAP implementation which has so far seen the software not quite providing local government operatives with "the visibility to pinpoint inefficiencies", the "capabilities to transform them into competitive …
Lester Haines, 17 Jun 2009
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Rail workers get shirty with see-through blouses

Female staff on National Express's East Coast line connecting London and Edinburgh have refused to sport new uniforms because the blouses leave "little to the imagination" of passengers, the Daily Mail reports. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association said that staff had returned the offending clothing to the company …
Lester Haines, 18 Feb 2009
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Council clamps down on 'man on the street'

Chichester District Council has provoked the wrath of Middle England by suggesting to staff and members that the phrase "man on the street" would better be expressed by "general public", since the former is "based on the assumption that the world is male and makes the views or work of women invisible". The West Sussex …
Lester Haines, 26 Aug 2008
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DARPA awards 'Deep Green' battle-computer cash

Arms globocorp BAE Systems has won a contract to develop a thinking battle computer able to "help" human commanders directing US forces in the wars of tomorrow. While the "Deep Green" project is billed more as a means of automating tiresome staff officers out of a job, its name suggests otherwise. Deep Blue, as everyone knows …
Lewis Page, 4 Jun 2008

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