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Google hires while Yahoo! fires

Global – On the same day when Yahoo! announced plans for its second round of layoffs in six weeks, Google is boasting 2011 as the biggest hiring year in company history with over 500 hires in Asia Pacific. After cutting about 700 employees last December, Yahoo! announced it will further lay off 1% of its …

What is Google’s HR stance?

US – Google has announced plans to hire more than 6,000 employees globally this year as it wards off pressure from rivals such as Facebook and Twitter in the technology industry. According to Google’s senior vice president of engineering and research Alan Eustace, the internet giant will add more than 6,000 staff “across the board …

S’pore slips to 3rd spot in globalisation ranking

January 24, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Business, General, International, International Business, Society

SINGAPORE : Singapore has slipped to third spot in the rankings for the most globalised economies in the world last year. The republic comes behind Hong Kong, which took the top spot, followed by Ireland, in the latest Ernst & Young Globalisation Index. The index measures the world’s 60 largest economies based on their degree …

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt to step down

US – Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google and will relinquish responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page from 4 April after nearly a decade in the role. In a surprising turn of events, Schmidt will relinquish his responsibilities to co-founder Larry Page starting on April 4 after nearly a decade in the role. …

What is Google’s search performance in 2010?

Market-tracker comScore reports that Google finished 2010 strong, handling 66 percent of US online queries. Factoring in outside websites with search “powered by” by the California Internet titan, its share of the market climbed even higher, with 69.4 percent of US searches getting “organic” results from Google. Microsoft’s Bing search engine increased its share of …

Bing annoys MSN partners

Global – Microsoft’s devotion to Bing is straining some of its MSN partner relationships and has even cost the company some cash. The portal’s sales staff has been irked for some time by Microsoft posting myriad links to Bing on the home page rather than to MSN properties, the New York Post reported. And more …

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