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Qualcomm cuts jobs, may break itself up

Qualcomm has been one of the more disruptive companies in the technological industry over the past few years, with its chips beating AMD and Intel to the punch in many mobile scenarios. However that may not be the case in the future, as the American firm has announced that it’s …

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Angry Birds developer Rovio announces job cuts

Rovio, the mobile app-developer that took Crush the Castle and added birds, has announced that it’s going to have to cut a large number of jobs from its Finnish offices; some 130 in total, which represents over 16 per cent of its work force. “We have been building our team on assumptions …

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Microsoft Studios’ staff are being laid off

Following on from news that Xbox has a new boss, Phil Spencer, with plans to merge multiple departments together, including Microsoft Studios, the game development arm of the software giant is being hit by layoffs, with several staffers posting confirmation on Twitter; some of them, with links to their new …

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Why were so many Valve employees fired?


A couple of weeks ago we reported on how one and then many other Valve employees were let go. This seems to be a pretty rare thing at Valve and something that’s a little hard to understand, since it operates a boss-free structure that sees people moving their desks where …

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More Valve staff let go – as many as 25

Gabe Beard

While we don’t quite know the extent of the layoffs just yet, it’s being suggested by a few sources that as many as 25 of Valve’s staff may have been let go as part of “group layoffs,” from all over the company – business networking, hardware development and more. We …

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Talking about your Xbox support job can get you fired


Two ex-Microsoft employees have spoken out about losing their positions as Xbox support staff, suggesting that the reason they were let go from the company was because they spoke about their experiences in a comment thread on Kotaku. Now granted, some of what these guys say is a little derogatory …

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