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  • Disney lays off more than 300 streaming-focused employees in China

    Walter Disney Co. DIS 2.16% has laid off more than 300 Beijing employees working on its streaming services, according to people familiar with the situation, as part of a cost-cutting and restructuring effort at the entertainment company. The layoffs in China come after Disney this week began implementing the first wave of cuts in a […]

  • Disney is eliminating its Metaverse division as part of the company’s layoff plan

    Mickey Mouse has left the metaverse. Walter Disney Co. DIS 1.64% has eliminated its next-generation storytelling and consumer experience division, the small division that people familiar with the situation said was working on metaverse strategies, as part of a broader restructuring that is expected to reduce company-wide workforce by approximately 7,000 over the next two […]

  • Lyft hires new CEO as founders step back amid competitive battle

    Lyft Inc., LYFT -2.74% struggles with competition and a battered stock price, taps a board member as CEO, and the two co-founders will step down from managing the company, the ride-sharing company said Monday. David Risher, who held management positions at Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. before starting a non-profit children’s reading organization in 2009, […]

  • Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma returns to China after a year’s absence

    Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The billionaire co-founder has returned to mainland China after spending about a year abroad, according to people familiar with the matter. The travels of Mr. Ma have been the subject of intense scrutiny as China’s leadership scrambles to regain entrepreneurial confidence after years of regulatory and pandemic Covid-19 measures […]

  • Why Chinese apps are the favorites of young Americans

    Concerns surrounding TikTok in Washington are drawing new attention to how Chinese apps have interwoven into the lives of young Americans — and what makes them so popular. Four of the top five most popular apps in the US in March were counterfeited in China. Algorithms are often cited as their secret sauce. One facet […]

  • Apple’s Tim Cook takes the stage in China with a welcome cheer

    BEIJING – Apple from Inc AAPL 0.83% Tim Cook took the stage at an economic conference in Beijing sponsored by the Chinese government on Saturday and gave a buoyant speech that was welcomed with applause. The treatment his counterpart at TikTok received in Washington days earlier couldn’t have been more different: hours of questioning by […]

  • Twitter offers new stock exchanges to staff

    Twitter Inc. is offering new equity grants to staff who vest after six months, according to an email sent late Friday, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. The company plans to offer a liquidity event in about a year, where employees can cash in some of their equity, the email shows. The number […]

  • Rivian is bringing more engineers to the Illinois EV plant to speed up production

    Electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian Automotive Inc. RIVN -0.66% is moving parts of its production engineering team to its Illinois plant as part of a reorganization aimed at speeding up production, according to a person familiar with the plan. The reorganization is expected to be announced shortly and will result in a significant portion of the […]

  • Ford says it will lose $3 billion in electric cars this year because it touts the start-up mentality

    Ford Motor Co.F -0.52% expects to lose about $3 billion this year on its electric vehicle business, a reminder of how far traditional automakers have to go to make their EV portfolio profitable. Ford announced the figure Thursday as it outlined a new financial reporting structure designed to help investors better understand the performance of […]

  • Amazon plans to lay off another 9,000 employees

    Chief Executive Andy Jassy said in a statement that the company has added a significant number of employees in recent years, a move he defended as necessary given what was happening in Amazon’s business at the time. “Given the uncertain economy we live in, and the uncertainty that exists for the foreseeable future, we have […]