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Google now asking staff in EU, Africa, and Middle East to also stay home

The company had already asked all of its North American employees to work from home, if possible.

What you need to know Google is now asking all of its staff in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to work from home if they can. The move comes after a similar advisory was sent to its North American workforce. It comes in the backdrop of the World Health Organisation declaring COVID-19 a pandemic.

As the World Health Organization  [Read More…]

Google is recommending its North America staff to work from home

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and other tech giants have also encouraged their employees to work from home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

What you need to know Google has advised its employees in North America to work from their homes due to coronavirus concerns. The search giant had previously instructed employees at its offices in Dublin, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area to work remotely. Several other tech giants, including Apple and Microsoft have also closed  [Read More…]

Coronavirus updates: Tech companies urge full-time staff to work remotely

COVID-19 has spread to 108 countries around the world, and the coronavirus shows no signs of abating. The virus is proving particularly devastative in Italy, with the country seeing 366 deaths from over 7,000 cases, second only to China. COVID-19 has effectively shut down the airline industry, with most countries screening international passengers for signs of infections.

The coronavirus has had a huge impact on the tech industry, affecting the global supply chain and causing interminable product delays.  [Read More…]

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe lays off “dozens” of staff

Dozens of employees were reportedly laid off during the PlayStation 5 information released recently.

What you need to know Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has reportedly laid off dozens of employees. These layoffs took place at the same time as the PlayStation 5 information that was recently released. Employees affected believe this is part of a reorganization that centralizes the different branches.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, Sony has laid off “dozens” of employees at  [Read More…]

Here’s how the Android Central staff uses its phones

Take a tour through our setups.

Here at Android Central, we go through a lot of phones. Our amazing staff of writers has used just about every phone under the sun (even iPhones!), and most of us eventually settled on one device that meets our needs best. The same goes for apps and services, too — they’re arguably more important than the phone itself, and everyone has a different setup that works for them.

Whether you’re looking  [Read More…]

Motorola reportedly laying off up to half of its Chicago engineering staff [update]

The Moto Z line could also be in jeopardy.

Update: We received comment from Motorola on the situation. It has been included in the article.

Motorola’s seen decent success with its affordable G and E-series phones, but according to rumors that have recently started going around, it looks like the company’s had better days. There’s a lot to this story, so let’s dive right into it.

Earlier this week, 9to5Google spotted a post on “TheLayoff” from  [Read More…]

Trump’s executive order on immigration forces Google to recall staff back to the U.S.

Memo from CEO Sundar Pichai says over 100 employees are affected by Friday’s presidential order.

Google’s Sundar Pichai has sent a memo to all staff working overseas — get back home now.

This is in response to an Executive Order signed Friday by U.S. president Trump denying entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim countries. A copy of this memo was given to Bloomberg and in it, Pichai states over 100 employees are affected and  [Read More…]

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly laying off 20% of staff in major restructuring

New reports claim that Cyanogen Inc. may have laid off as much as 20% of its staff. One of those reports claims the company could be switching its strategy away from OS development to focus on apps.

Android Police stated:

The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup, which may be eliminated entirely (not CyanogenMod itself, just the people at Cyanogen Inc. who work on the open source side).

Recode adds  [Read More…]

Pebble set to lay off a quarter of its staff this week

Pebble, the company behind the popular smartwatches, will lay off 40 employees this week, or about 25% of its current staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky put the blame for the layoffs on a more difficult fundraising environment, and while the company did raise money, investors have been a little more cautious.

Pebble will put more of a focus on health, and will expand availability of its products as it looks ahead. From Tech Insider:

Moving forward, Migicovsky  [Read More…]