Business

Salesforce to lay off 8,000 workers in latest tech purge

Business software maker Salesforce is laying off about 8,000 employees, or 10% of its workforce, as major technology companies continue to prune payrolls that rapidly expanded during the pandemic lockdown.

Business

Hong Kong exchange headed to worst IPO finish in a decade

Hong Kong's stock exchange is on track for its weakest year since 2012 for new listings as the city reeled from the pandemic, rising interest rates and China's economic uncertainty, according to data released Tuesday.

Engineering

Are we there yet? Time slows down on crowded train

Testing time perception in an unusually lifelike setting—a virtual reality ride on a New York City subway train—an interdisciplinary Cornell research team found that crowding makes time seem to pass more slowly.

Internet

Google's ad sales slow dramatically, eroding parent's profit

Summertime revenue growth at Google's corporate parent slipped to its slowest pace since the pandemic jarred the economy more than two years ago, with advertisers clamping down on spending and bracing for a potential recession.

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