Yandex fires employees in Michigan

On March 29, The Verge reported that Yandex fired more than two dozen employees from its division in Ann Arbor (USA, Michigan), which was engaged in the development of unmanned vehicles and robotic delivery in partnership with GrubHub. The company calls the revocation of licenses the official reason for the dismissal. The Michigan Department of Transportation itself (MDOT) denies this fact. And the company presented a slightly different version of the situation to the dismissed employees, blaming the suspension of work and dismissals on the governor of the state, who was forced to ask for the revocation of licenses due to complaints about a Russian company collecting data on American roads....

April 8, 2022 · 2 min · author14

Intel stops work in Russia

Intel has announced that it is suspending all operations in Russia. And at the same time, it closes the Russian development office in Nizhny Novgorod and transfers 1,200 employees to idle with salary retention. Previously, the company had already received a warning from the Ministry of Labor about the inadmissibility of downtime, but this did not stop them. Many excellent open source tools were developed in this office, including: OpenCV, OpenVINO, CVAT and other libraries for machine learning and GPU computing....

April 6, 2022 · 1 min · author2