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HP Affirms Higher-End Layoffs Figure

Hewlett-Packard Co. confirmed it has increased by 5,000 the number of layoffs it plans to implement under the restructuring plan it adopted in May 2012, bringing the expected number of job cuts to 34,000.

Fab’s Chief Product Officer Among Execs Being Laid Off (Updated)

Seems that Fab is starting over — again.
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Chegg Set to Go Public Tomorrow in Next Post-Twitter Tech IPO

Which came first: The chicken or Wall Street investors?
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A New Era for Tech Financing

Rewarding employees and investors without an IPO.
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Ashton Kutcher on “Jobs”: “I Loved a Man I Never Knew”

Love, actually.
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With University Pages, LinkedIn Unveils Its Youthful Ambitions

The professional network company aims to target younger users in its latest product release.
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Steve Jobs Movie Slammed by Critics — And Woz

Judging by the reviews for “Jobs,” many people will hope for more from Aaron Sorkin’s planned film about the former Apple CEO.

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LinkedIn Brings Job Applications to Mobile

LinkedIn on Monday updated its iOS and Android applications, allowing users to directly apply for jobs listed on the network via their phone. After searching for job listings on the site, LinkedIn’s new feature takes information from a user’s profile and uses it to auto-complete a job application (though only for those listings that do not redirect users to a third-party application site hosted by the company). The new feature will roll out globally to all English-speaking LinkedIn users immediately.

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With Obama Visit on Tap, Amazon Announces 5,000 New Warehouse Jobs

A day before President Obama is set to deliver a jobs speech at its Chattanooga warehouse, Amazon today announced that it is adding 5,000 full-time jobs to its network of warehouses. The hiring will occur both at current and new fulfillment centers, as Amazon expands its AmazonFresh grocery delivery business and competes with eBay and others to bring same-day delivery to the masses. Amazon currently employs 20,000 full-time employees across its 40-plus U.S. warehouses.

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Instagram Seeks to Hire D.C. Outreach Manager

Instagram, the massively popular photo-sharing app owned by Facebook, wants to hire a Washington D.C.-based employee to work with “governments, politicians and political influencers on how to best use Instagram,” according to a posting on Facebook’s job listing board. The position, first spotted by AdAge, comes as Instagram seeks to amp up its relationships with journalists and news outlets, aiming to compete with Twitter for real-time relevance during major events.

Apple’s Getting Bigger in Texas