• Spotify Announces Layoffs as it Seeks to Improve Efficiency

    Spotify Announces Layoffs as it Seeks to Improve Efficiency

    Spotify, the popular music streaming giant, announced that it will be cutting 6% of its workforce as it seeks to improve efficiency and achieve profitability. Despite its popularity in the online music industry, Spotify has yet to post a full year of profits.

    This news comes on the heels of similar announcements from tech giants such as Microsoft and Alphabet, who also reported profit losses and announced layoffs. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans to cut 12,000 jobs, while Microsoft is cutting up to 10,000 jobs.

    Spotify’s decision to reduce its workforce follows an earlier announcement in October, where the company stated it would be reducing new hires for 2022 and 2023. These developments come at a time when tech companies are facing a difficult period, following two years of rapid growth due to the pandemic, which led them to add new hires aggressively.

    The layoffs are not limited to Spotify, as other tech giants such as Amazon and Meta have also announced job cuts in recent weeks. Amazon has cut 18 thousand jobs while Meta has cut 11 thousand.

  • Windows 10 Sales to Consumers Discontinued by Microsoft

    Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer Windows 10 licenses and downloads to consumers. This means that as of January 31st, you will no longer be able to purchase Windows 10 Home or Pro from Microsoft’s official channels. However, it’s unclear at this time how the company will handle listings on third-party distributors such as Amazon.

    Windows 10 Sales to Consumers Discontinued by Microsoft

    This decision comes two years after Microsoft announced that it would officially end support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025. While the discontinuation of sales to consumers may seem like the end of the road for Windows 10, it’s important to note that there may still be opportunities to obtain Windows 10 licenses or even laptops and PCs pre-installed with the operating system from third-party sellers.

    When it was first launched in July 2015, Windows 10 was marketed as a quick and seamless update from its predecessor, Windows 8. Windows 10 was the first version of Windows to be offered as a service, with continuous updates, and at one point, Microsoft had even stated that it would be the “last version” of Windows. Despite this, it’s clear that Windows 10 will be remembered as a major milestone in the development of the Windows operating system.

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