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Microsoft Cuts More Jobs in Troubled Mobile Unit
Microsoft Cuts More Jobs in Troubled Mobile Unit
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is cutting 1,850 jobs and will book a $950 million writedown as the company continues its attempts to salvage a rocky entrance into the smartphone market. The company acquired Nokia's phone business in 2014, seeking to capitalize on and the fast-growing industry, but by last summer it was slashing the value of that business and it eliminated 26,000 jobs...
Amazon, Microsoft: Uphold Gay Anti-discrimination Decision
Amazon, Microsoft: Uphold Gay Anti-discrimination Decision
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Prominent Washington businesses from Amazon to Microsoft say the Washington Supreme Court should uphold a decision ordering a Richland florist to stop discriminating against same-sex couples. The Tri-City Herald reports that 14 businesses, which also include REI, Expedia, Group Health and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, filed a 20-page court brief in the nation
Washington State Sues Firm, Alleges Tech Support Scam
Washington State Sues Firm, Alleges Tech Support Scam
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is suing one of the world's largest independent tech support companies, saying it routinely scams customers into buying software and services they don't need. Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed the lawsuit Wednesday against iYogi, which boasts of 3 million customers and which announced over the summer that it was opening its first U.S. techni...
Microsoft Working With USDA; Agriculture Committee Busy at Work
Microsoft Working With USDA; Agriculture Committee Busy at Work
USDA will partner with Microsoft to launch the "Innovation Challenge," a contest designed to explore how climate change will impact the United States' food system. The challenge invites entrants to develop and publish new applications and tools that can analyze multiple sources of information about the nation's food supply, including key USDA data sets that are now hosted on Microsoft Az
New Farm Data Dashboard Displayed; Casual Food/Coffee Shops Growing
New Farm Data Dashboard Displayed; Casual Food/Coffee Shops Growing
An annual survey of restaurant industry chains suggest that the burger is losing ground to the fast-casual coffee shop concept,. The “Chain Industry Restaurant Review” from GE Capital Franchise Finance shows that consumer dining habits have shifted dramatically as competition, technological challenges and rising costs for labor and commodities have taken hold...