G’day, DawentsIT Readers. I’m DawentsIT!, and I’m so excited to share the 10 Things in Tech newsletter with you all. But before we dive into today’s tech, some breaking news this morning: First Citizens BancShares has agreed to buy Silicon Valley Bank, according to the FDIC.
Now, Let’s Get Started:
ALL THINGS IN TECHNOLOGY NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY
1.Enforcing return-to-office mandates. Major tech companies are taking in-person work pretty seriously. Apple just threatened to take action against employees who aren’t coming in three days per week. And Elon Musk sent a late-night memo to Twitter employees saying that the “office is not optional.”
–They were early return-to-office tech companies. So their crackdowns give a glimmer of how tech companies issuing similar mandates now will enforce them going forward.
–Amazon, Oracle, Salesforce, and many other tech companies recently announced the end to remote work. Although their plans remain nascent, they now have a blueprint for implementing the policies.
–Mike Morini, CEO of Workforce Software, isn’t reversing his company’s remote work. But he told me: “Leaders either want them there for control or they feel they need them there for the culture to survive and thrive.”
In Other News:
2.Elon Musk’s feud with ChatGPT. Years ago, ChatGPT’s creator OpenAI reportedly rejected Musk’s proposal to run the company. This prompted him to step down from the company’s board.
3.Couple accuses JPMorgan of drilling open their safe, selling $10M of jewelry. The financial services company allegedly auctioned off their valuables: Rolex watches, gold coins, and other bling.
4.Former Instagram employee shares how to grow your audience on the app. Jackie Candelaria told my colleague Sydney Bradley her best tips. They include using Reels to tell stories and approaching platforms like TikTok versus Instagram differently.
5.”Fake work” is just an excuse for bad management. Experts say it stems from pandemic paranoia over remote work. They also point to executives being disconnected from staff.
6.Leaked doc reveals how to get paid by Snapchat. In 2022, the company started sharing ad revenue with select Snap Stars (its term for top snappers). The tips include using captions and posting 20-50 snap stories per day.
7.Microsoft plans layoffs in its cybersecurity division. The hundreds of cuts are set to happen on Monday, per the documents viewed by Insider.
8.How this couple made $10 million from selling on Amazon. Deanna Slamans and her husband are full-time Amazon sellers. They bought their dream house, and Deanna now coaches other Amazon sellers.
Odds And Ends:
9.Et tu, employer? Tech workers feel betrayed by layoffs. HR experts told my teammate Asia Martin that most companies simply aren’t prepared for mass layoffs. But this leaves workers feeling cheated and jilted.
10.Car dealers are fighting against extinction. “Teslafication” of the auto industry is intensifying. Dealers are scrambling to compete in the electric vehicle race or risk falling behind. Plus, buyers have entirely new demands.
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