Tag Archive: Employees


Employees walk out of Google offices around the world in protest

Even as Google claims to have made changes, hundreds and hundreds of Googlers walked out asking for more.

It’s a cold morning outside most Google offices today, but that did not stop hundreds from walking out to protest the way Google has handled sexual misconduct in the past — and the way they’re still being handled today. A New York Times article recently reported on Google’s cover-up of sexual misconduct accusations against Andy Rubin the company found “credible”, as  [Read More…]

Essential reportedly cut around 30% of its employees

It’s no secret that Essential’s been faced with rough waters for the past few months, but things appear to be worse than some might have expected. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Andy Rubin startup has now let go about 30% of its entire workforce.

Essential’s hardware and sales teams were the main focus of these cuts, and in an email, a spokeswoman for Essential said the following:

This has been a difficult decision to make. We  [Read More…]

Samsung opening new ‘Connected Customer Care Center’ in South Carolina with 400 employees

Image courtesy of Samsung

The goal is improved customer support, but this will also generate hundreds of new jobs in Greenville.

Samsung is making it clear that the company values U.S.-based customer service by opening another massive customer service center in South Carolina. The new “Connected Customer Care Center” will open with 200 employees by the end of 2018, and will expand to 400 in total by 2020. The new center will bolster the already-large presence  [Read More…]

Six Fitbit employees have been charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Jawbone initially sued Fitbit over the stolen data in 2015.

Fitbit, one of the world’s largest fitness-tracking/wearable companies, has found itself in hot water over a dispute that first reared its head in 2015. On June 14, six current and former employees from the company were charged with stealing trade secrets from Jawbone and giving them to Fitbit.

The six employees in question previously worked at Jawbone before moving to Fitbit, and while doing so, reportedly took  [Read More…]

Some Google employees are resigning due to involvement with Project Maven

Around a dozen people have left so far.

In early March, it was announced that Google was working with the U.S. Defense Department on something called Project Maven – a system that uses artificial intelligence to review drone footage and quickly identify certain people, objects, etc. Following Google’s continued involvement with this, employees are now resigning from the company.

According to Gizmodo, around 12 people have left Google and shared their reasoning for doing so in an  [Read More…]

HTC has reportedly laid off up to 100 employees in the U.S.

The company’s smartphone and VR teams are merging together.

2018’s been a rough year so far for HTC. The company confirmed on February 14 that the president of its smartphone division had officially resigned, and just a little more than a week later, it’s reported that a plethora of HTC employees in the U.S. have been let go.

A source familiar with HTC told this news to Digital Trends, and while it’s still unclear how many employees  [Read More…]

LeEco reportedly didn’t have enough money to pay U.S. employees in March

Things aren’t looking so good for LeEco lately…

LeEco Inc. was forced to delay payroll for U.S. employees in March, according to Bloomberg Technology, which spoke to people familiar with the matter. This latest bit of bad news from the embattled Chinese technology conglomerate seems to further confirm that the company is struggling for cash.

It’s been a tough go overall for LeEco since the company attempted to make a big splash last October when it launched  [Read More…]

Google employees in eight U.S. offices stage walkout protests

Google employees are protesting and you can watch it unfold on Twitter.

Google employees in eight separate locations are joining the greater #NoBanNoWall protest, and have walked out of their offices.

Malt Ubl, Tech lead of Google’s AMP project, and other employees have posted images on Twitter using the hashtag #GooglersUnite showing several of Google’s offices with large crowds in the parking lots and on the lawns, and everything looks to be peaceful and lawful.

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Lenovo lays off hundreds of Motorola employees

Over 95% of Motorola’s workforce has departed the company in the last four years.

Lenovo has announced a new round of layoffs. Globally, the layoffs impact “less than 2 percent of its 55,000 employees,” with a majority of the job cuts targeted at Motorola employees in the U.S. According to Droid-Life, over 50% of Motorola’s workforce in the U.S. is being let go, affecting over 700 jobs out of the remaining 1,200. That’s a reduction of  [Read More…]

Nest’s new CEO tells employees it’s sticking with current plans and ‘is not for sale’

Nest’s new CEO Marwan Fawaz sent out an email to all of the employees of the connected device company, stating “Nest is not for sale”.

Fawaz took over as head of Nest, following the official departure of co-founder Tony Fadell from the company late last week. In a company email that was forwarded to The Verge, Fawaz says that Nest’s future product plans are still on track:

Many of you have asked if there’s a change  [Read More…]