Microsoft is laying off a number of people and it seems the Research arm is no exception. The robotics research team has been let go over the weekend and the project is seemingly dead for now.
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HP is rumored to be considering a move that could cause as many as 25,000 of its employees to be laid off, or about eight percent of its total workforce, including some early retirement packages.