These companies have paused hiring or laid off employees
Here is a FOX Business roundup of the companies that have either laid employees off or halted or slowed hiring.
Google will slow hiring for remainder of 2022: memo
Google will slow hiring for the rest of the year as it deals with economic setbacks, parent company Alphabet's CEO Sundar Pichai told employees in an email.
Google offers concessions to fend off U.S. antitrust lawsuit
Google has offered concessions as a means of fending off a possible US antitrust lawsuit, offering to split parts of its business that auctions and places ads on websites.
Republicans continue to slam Google for alleged email filter bias despite claimed effort to fix
As Google takes steps is says are aimed at helping political campaigns' emails avoid spam filters, Republicans say the company is still doing so, and isn't explaining why
Google says it will delete location history data of users visiting abortion clinics
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Google will automatically purge location information about users who visit abortion clinics.
FCC commissioner urges TikTok be removed from Apple, Google stores over 'unacceptable national security risk'
FCC chief Brendan Carr urged the CEOs of Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their stores, arguing that Chinese “data harvesting” poses an “unacceptable national security risk.”
Pinterest CEO resigns, Google commerce executive handed the reins
Pinterest revealed Tuesday that CEO Ben Silbermann would be stepping down and that Google commerce executive Bill Ready would be taking his place.
Amazon CEO Jassy urges lawmakers to oppose antitrust legislation: Report
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has reportedly been hitting the phones himself urging senators to oppose antitrust legislation aimed at reining in big tech firms. Other tech giants are also lobbying against the bill.
China competition bill in Congress gets support from more than 100 CEOs
Tech company CEOs urged Congress to pass legislation to add federal funding expanding US semiconductor manufacturing to boost US competitiveness against China.
Google suspends engineer following claims an AI system had become 'sentient'
Google has suspended an engineer after he claimed an artificial intelligence chatbot had become sentient and was a human with rights that may even have a soul.
Big Tech urges Biden administration to allow visa holders' children to remain in US beyond age 21
Big Tech is calling on the Biden administration to adopt "more robust aging out policies" to keep more than 200,000 children of visa holders' in the United States.
Google must pay Australian politician $515K for not removing defamatory YouTube videos, court rules
An Australian court ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker $515,000 over its failure to remove defamatory YouTube videos that drove him out of politics.
US bill would bar Google, Apple from hosting apps that accept China's digital yuan
Republican senators want to prevent U.S. app stores including Apple and Google from hosting apps that allow payments to be made with China's digital yuan currency.
Google antitrust: Bipartisan Congress bill just latest in tech firm legal troubles over advertising practices
Google's legal troubles with the federal government started with a Justice Department investigation and developed into a multi-state effort campaign over Google's ad practices.
GOP-led legislation would force breakup of Google’s ad business
A bipartisan group of senators led by Utah Republican Mike Lee introduced legislation Thursday that would take aim at conflicts of interest in the advertising technology industry and force Google to break up its dominant online-ad business.
Google launches 10 shade skin tone palette to promote 'image equity'
Google has unveiled a new 10 shade skin tone palette the company says will be more inclusive than the industry standard.
Google making personal info private in searches
The company added ways for users to have their personal information removed from searches in an effort to cut down the risk of identify theft and malicious behavior.
Google adds ways to keep personal info private from searches
The search engine giant said that people could request that types of content, including personal contact information, be removed from search results.
Microsoft boosts revenue forecast, Alphabet growth slows
Microsoft reported profit and revenue that topped analysts’ projections, while Google parent company Alphabet Inc. reported that Google Cloud's growth rate in the first quarter fell slightly on Tuesday.
EU law targets Big Tech over hate speech, disinformation
Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta will have to police their platforms more strictly to better protect European users from hate speech, disinformation and other harmful online content under landmark EU legislation approved early Saturday.