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Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce

Amazon begins mass layoffs among its corporate workforce

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has begun mass layoffs in its corporate ranks, becoming the latest tech company to trim its workforce amid rising fears about the wider economic environment.
Apple launches emergency system for people who can't access cell service

Apple launches emergency system for people who can't access cell service

TORONTO — As Canada’s top telecommunications companies face pressure to ensure Canadians can reach emergency responders in the event of a major outage, Apple is rolling out a new service that will accomplish just that. The Cupertino, Calif.
Ont. AI sector saw big job gains recently, but won't be unscathed by downturn: report

Ont. AI sector saw big job gains recently, but won't be unscathed by downturn: report

TORONTO — Research shows Ontario's artificial intelligence industry saw tremendous growth before this year's broader tech downturn materialized, but the sector is unlikely to remain unscathed.
Meta layoff of 11,000 workers worldwide hits Canadian staff

Meta layoff of 11,000 workers worldwide hits Canadian staff

TORONTO — A number of Canadian workers have been laid off by Meta Inc. as the tech giant announced plans to cut 13 per cent of its workforce in a bid to become "leaner and more efficient.
From tweets to 'toots': Twitter users flock to alternatives after Musk's takeover

From tweets to 'toots': Twitter users flock to alternatives after Musk's takeover

TORONTO — Thousands of Twitter users are in search of new places to congregate and share thoughts online after Elon Musk's purchase of the social network last month.

Manitoba offers $1.5 million for interactive digital media studio in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is spending $1.5 million to help a new digital media studio and training centre.
Quebec tech leaders call for changes to taxation of data centres, other assets

Quebec tech leaders call for changes to taxation of data centres, other assets

Tech companies are warning businesses could flee Quebec after a pair of court cases paved the way for property tax bills to jump by more than 250 per cent at data centres, medical clinics and even supermarkets.
Twitter layoffs hit Canadian office, involve at least two of the country's top staff

Twitter layoffs hit Canadian office, involve at least two of the country's top staff

TORONTO — Global layoffs orchestrated by new Twitter owner Elon Musk have hit the company's Canadian office with its two most senior leaders announcing they were part of the cuts.
Twitter's blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

Twitter's blue check: Vital verification or status symbol?

The story of Twitter's blue checkmarks — a simple verification system that's come to be viewed as an elite status symbol — began with some high-profile impersonations, just as the site began taking off in 2008 and '09.
Musk: People banned from Twitter won't be restored for weeks

Musk: People banned from Twitter won't be restored for weeks

NEW YORK (AP) — Elon Musk said Wednesday that Twitter will not allow anyone who has been kicked off the site to return until it sets up procedures on how to do that, a process that will take at least a few weeks.
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