Yahoo Lays Off 107 Employees at its California Headquarters

Yahoo has handed pink slips to 107 of the employees at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

The layoffs, which take effect April 11, were spread across the company, affecting people in multiple departments, according to a notice filed with the California Employment Development Department.

The reductions are the first of the approximately 1,700 job cuts announced by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the beginning of the month when she laid out the company’s plans for the future.

“As part of our strategic plan, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to reduce our workforce in order to more efficiently align resources and position the company for a stronger future,” Yahoo said in a statement to the media. “We will provide more clarity to our employees who are impacted by these decisions in the coming weeks.”

The staff reductions in the coming months will amount to 15 percent of Yahoo’s workforce. Most of the layoffs are expected to occur in the first quarter.

“By the end of 2016, the Company anticipates having approximately 9,000 employees and fewer than 1,000 contractors,” Yahoo said in a statement when the company released its fourth quarter earning report. “This represents a workforce that is roughly 42 percent smaller than it was in 2012 and will result in savings in short term operating expense of $400 million annually.”

Yahoo stock went up one percent to $27.10 Wednesday with the news of the job cuts. Overall, Yahoo is down roughly 18.5 percent in the past year.


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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Google To Remove Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links Worldwide, For Searchers In European Countries

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Google To Remove Right-To-Be-Forgotten Links From All European Domains, Including Google.com

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Facebook Researching Millimeter-Wave Networks for Free Basics Service

Facebook is not letting its setback in India this week stop it from forging ahead with the expansion of its Free Basics service.

The social network is looking into wireless networks that use high-frequency millimeter-wave bands as part of Internet.org’s plan to bring Internet access to remote areas and poor neighborhoods.

“This work is part of the Connectivity Lab which supports the mission of Internet.org — to connect the four billion people who don’t have Internet access,” a Facebook representative told the Verge. “The Connectivity Lab is working on a number of such projects, including systems that would provide connections through satellites or drone-mounted lasers.”

Facebook has applied for at least two patents on the technology. One patent describes a next generation data network.

“It leverages the “cloud” for data management, frequency data computation and analytics,” the patent description reads. “The wireless network is a single frequency network that permits limited non-line-of-sight operation. The wireless network using packet switched beams, the beams are formed and switched electronically. It utilizes advanced signal processing to compensate for low transmit signal power and multipath reflections that can be frequency or flat fades.”

Millimeter-wave bands function in the 30 to 300GHz spectrum — a frequency being tested for 5G cellular networks.

If the patents come to anything it could be a boon for Free Basics. Free Basics, the brainchild of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is a program from internet.org, a global initiative to make Internet access available to five billion new households in underdeveloped areas by 2023.


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