Mon Feb-5-2024: Tech Layoffs Amidst a Booming Job Market: Contradictions and Concerns

In this episode of “The Business of Tech,” host Dave Sobel discusses the contradicting news of layoffs at tech giants Google, Amazon, and Microsoft amidst a booming U.S. job market. He also shares insights on Microsoft’s new AI tool for sales and services, specifically designed for Salesforce and Dynamics 365 users. Additionally, Sobel highlights IBM’s discovery of the audio jacking threat in voice call security. Sobel also touches on the strong growth of the U.S. labor market, with a substantial increase in jobs added in January and low unemployment rates. However, economists caution that other factors may indicate a potential slowdown in wage or job market growth. 

Three things to know today

00:00 Google, Amazon, Microsoft Layoffs Contradict Booming US Job Market

05:27 Copilot AI for Sales and Service: Microsoft’s New Tool for Salesforce and Dynamics 365 Users

06:34 IBM Uncovers ‘Audio-Jacking’ Threat in Voice Call Security



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