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Tech firms IBM and SAP have today both announced mass layoffs set to affect over 6,000 jobs, joining the tech downturn of 2023. IBM Corp, an American multinational technology corporation, today announced 3,900 layoffs while European tech firm SAP said it planned to cut 3,000 staff. News of the layoff sent IBM’s share price two [...]
In Touch Games has been fined £6.1m for social responsibility and money laundering failings by the Gambling Commission. The gambling firm, which operates 11 websites including bonusboss.co.uk, cashmo.co.uk, drslot.co.uk, jammymonkey.com and slotfactory.com, was charged over not having appropriate policies, procedures and controls in place and not sufficiently considering or implementing the regulator’s money laundering and [...]
Twitter is being sued by the Crown Estates over unpaid rent relating to its Piccadilly Circus-based headquarters building. The Crown Estates manages property for King Charles III and the monarchy, which includes the 10m sq Twitter headquarters in central London. The estate filed the claim against Twitter Inc, which is also facing legal action over [...]
Spotify will be cutting its global workforce by nearly six per cent with around 600 people expected to lose their jobs. The music streaming platform has joined fellow tech giants including Amazon, Google, Meta and Twitter in laying off staff, with tens-of-thousands of workers being laid off in recent weeks. Last November Meta, the owner [...]
Microsoft will be making 10,000 job cuts by the end of the third quarter of this year, the company said today confirming earlier reports. As incomes at Big Tech firms continue to decline, Microsoft has joined giants like Google and Twitter in laying off staff. Earlier today, Microsoft issued a statement, saying that the staff [...]
Over 500 advertisers have reportedly either pulled or paused their presence on Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover of the website last autumn, according to a report by The Information. Major spenders including General Mills, Pfizer, Audi, Volkswagen and Mondelez are among some of the big names to have stopped advertising on Twitter since Musk’s took [...]
Online grocery retailer Ocado saw its revenue dive to £2.2bn in 2022, down 3.8 per cent from the previous year, but up by 40 per cent on pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The online grocery delivery giant managed to claw back some growth with postive Christmas and New Year trading updates. It’s rivals Tesco and Sainsbury’s [...]
TikTok has proposed allowing US officials access its algorithms in an attempt to avoid a statewide ban. In the last few months, American lawmakers have attempted to ban the video based social media platform, after FBI Director Christopher Wray said that TikTok poses national security risks in November. In the last week, over 20 US [...]
Almost 60 per cent of business owners now rely solely on using mobile phones to run their operations, telecoms giant BT has revealed. The investigation by BT business showed more than half of entrepreneurs have embraced flexible working, and use mobiles rather than laptops or desktops. According to BT 59 per cent of British business [...]
Younger Brits are more likely to get their music recommendations from social media with TikTok and Instagram the most popular platforms. According to a new report by Mastercard 56 per cent of those aged 16-24 found their favourite music online. The report by the Brits Awards sponsor claims social media is overtaking physical concerts and [...]
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