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.

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Payments Startup Clinkle Lays Off Nearly a Quarter of Its Staff

Clinkle, a secretive, much-hyped payments startup, plans to lay off somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 percent to 25 percent of its employees, or about 16 people, AllThingsD has learned. The move was led by former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy — now Clinkle’s new COO — who wants to bring in more experienced staff. Fortune’s Dan Primack was the first to report the news.

AllThingsD Week in Review: Snapchat’s Many Suitors, and Finding the Fastest 4G LTE Signal

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

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

Seems that Fab is starting over — again.

Fab to Lay Off at Least Another 50 Employees

Evidently, the bleeding won’t stop.

Acer Seeks to Regroup With New CEO, Job Cuts

The slowdown in traditional PC sales claims another victim.

Social Network Path Sends 20 Percent of its Staff Walking

The company says it is hard at work on the next version of its mobile social service and that its business remains healthy.

AllThingsD Week in Review: New iPads Ahead, HP’s “Pivotal Year” and Women at Twitter

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.

Apple’s BlackBerry Employee-Poaching Party

Hey, BlackBerry employees! Apple’s recruiting team is hosting a career event in your town!

The Layoffs Have Begun at BlackBerry

Three hundred employees sacked in Waterloo this week.

HTC Confirms Job Cuts at U.S. Operations

AOL’s Patch Layoffs Coming Friday