Tag Archives: Economy

Losses climb 50%, firm to exit Netherlands

A Deliveroo rider near Victoria station on March 31, 2021 in London, England. Dan Kitwood | Getty Images Losses at British meal delivery firm Deliveroo swelled in the first half of 2022 while revenue growth slowed dramatically, as the disappearance of pandemic restrictions and a rise in the cost of …

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Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Video game earnings round-up

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales slide in the second quarter, as initial tailwinds from the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, …

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How SolarEdge plans to grow market share in Europe

SolarEdge shares tumbled this week after the company’s second-quarter results showed a hit to margins from factory closures, higher transport costs and currency headwinds from the weakening Euro. But SolarEdge CFO Ronen Faier said lower margins now is the price to be paid for long-term growth in a market where …

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Tech companies, banks overstaffed while airlines, hotels need workers

JetBlue Airways passengers in a crowded terminal on April 7, 2022 in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that Amazon, Shopify and Peloton doubled their workforces to manage through the pandemic surge, while Morgan …

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Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The …

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Amazon, Apple and Tesla have all done it. Here’s why firms split stock

Google is just one of dozens of companies recently making its stock more affordable. The tech giant’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL), split its two classes of shares (GOOG) by a 20-to1 ratio in July. Amazon (AMZN) made the same 20-for-1 move in June while Tesla (TSLA) announced around the same …

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How is Anonymous attacking Russia? The top six ways ranked

Members of the loosely connected collective known as Anonymous are known for wearing Guy Fawkes masks in public. Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Ongoing efforts by the underground hacktivists known as Anonymous are “embarrassing” Russia and its cybersecurity technology.  That’s according to Jeremiah Fowler, co-founder of the cybersecurity …

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Solar stocks jump as Schumer, Manchin announce climate spending deal

Contractors install SunRun solar panels on the roof of a home in San Jose, California, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Solar stocks jumped on Thursday after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said they’ve reached a deal …

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Amazon sinks after Walmart lowers profit outlook on inflation concerns

The front desk of the Amazon office is pictured in New York, May 1, 2019. Carlo Allegri | Reuters Shares of Amazon fell more than 4% in extended trading on Monday after Walmart said it was lowering its quarterly and full-year profit guidance. Walmart announced after the bell on Monday …

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Crypto firm Blockchain.com lays off 25% of staff as 3AC fallout spreads

Blockchain co-founder and CEO Peter Smith speaks during the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon, Portugal on November 6, 2018. Pedro Fiúza | NurPhoto via Getty Images Crypto startup Blockchain.com says it is laying off 25% of its staff, citing harsh market conditions. The cuts translate to about 150 roles …

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