10,000 Job Cuts Expected In Europe; UK, Germany Most Affected

KEY POINTS

  • The job cut will affect 20% of the company’s staff members
  • IBM would sell off most of its IT services
  • The company fired thousands of employees in May 

International Business Machines Corp. plans to cut nearly 10,000 jobs in Europe ahead of a broad shift to a hybrid cloud approach. 

The job cuts at IBM will significantly affect the United Kingdom and Germany. Cuts are also planned in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and Belgium. IBM’s wide-ranging losses will affect 20% of staff members managing the daily support function for client data centers and IT support, sources told Bloomberg. 

IBM announced the decision in November during a meeting with European labor representatives, according to a union officer with knowledge of the conversations. 

“Our staffing decisions are made to provide the best support to our customers in adopting an open hybrid cloud platform and AI capabilities,” an IBM spokesman said. “We

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PEDSnet report details how COVID-19 pandemic has affected children — ScienceDaily

In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic.

Findings from the PEDSnet organization — which includes Cincinnati Children’s — were published Nov. 23, 2020, in JAMA Pediatrics. The report is based on electronic medical records data from more than 135,000 children who have been tested for infections from the SARS-CoV-2 virus from Jan. 1 through Sept. 8, 2020.

“These findings are important because they improve our understanding of the impact of COVID-19 in the pediatric population,” says Nathan Pajor, MD, a pulmonary medicine specialist at Cincinnati Children’s and a co-author of the study. “We see that relative to adults, kids are less likely to have severe disease or to die from COVID-19. However, we

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Some iPhone 12 units affected by display tinting and flickering issues

iPhone 12 Pro Max screen with neon 1

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  • Apple has reportedly acknowledged display issues plaguing iPhone 12 series models.
  • The issues include yellow and green color tinting and sporadic flickering in some cases.
  • It’s unclear whether the Cupertino company will issue a software fix or if it’s a hardware issue.

Apple’s latest flagship line is affected by display issues, according to reports from users and an internal memo from Apple.

MacRumors reportedly obtained an internal document shared with Apple service providers. The document suggests Apple is aware of reported green or yellow tints and flickering issues present on some new iPhones.

Apple has allegedly asked service centers not to perform surgery on these phones to remedy the problems, suggesting the company believes it’s a software issue rather than a panel problem.

Users on Apple’s official forums first highlighted the issues in early November. One user claims the tinting problem occurs on an

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