Matthew Finnegan

Senior Reporter

Matthew Finnegan covers collaboration and other enterprise IT topics for Computerworld. He joined IDG in January 2013 and is based in Sweden.

Software QA workers at Activision vote to unionize

Some tech firms hit the pause button on hiring

Some tech firms hit the pause button on hiring

Though the job market remains tight, several large tech companies, including Salesforce, Twitter and Meta, have slowed the hiring of new staff amid rising inflation and market uncertainty; other companies have decided to cut jobs...

Airtable exec describes building a 'data hub' for the enterprise

Airtable exec describes building a 'data hub' for the enterprise

Airtable is more than just a 'spreadsheet on steroids,' says Ilan Frank, who recently joined as head of platform after leaving Slack.

Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Google brings automated summaries to Workspace ‘Spaces’

Other updates to the company’s app suite announced at Google I/O include video call transcriptions, third-party app integrations for Meet, and tools to improve call quality such as “de-reverberation.”

Q&A: Why video calls can be bad for creativity

Q&A: Why video calls can be bad for creativity

The use of videoconferencing apps grew dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped many workers stay in touch with each other and their bosses. But there may be a downside to the video revolution.

California legislators put four-day workweek proposal on hold

California legislators put four-day workweek proposal on hold

Plans to reduce the standard workweek from 40 to 32 hours at larger firms have been shelved for now, but the bill could return.

Tech firms face unionization push, as Amazon and Apple workers organize

Tech firms face unionization push, as Amazon and Apple workers organize

The recent push for unionization at tech firms and retailers like Amazon that heavily rely on technology could put the companies in a bind if they push back too hard.

Salesforce gives developers tools to integrate with Slack apps

Salesforce gives developers tools to integrate with Slack apps

At its TrailblazerDX developer conference, Salesforce unveiled the Salesforce Platform for Slack. It includes an Apex SDK for app-building and connections to the company's Flow low-code platform to enable simple automations in Slack.

California eyes law to protect workers from digital surveillance

California eyes law to protect workers from digital surveillance

Digital monitoring and AI supervision are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of job roles. With that in mind, the California State Assembly is working on a bill that could lead to a wide range of protections for employees in the...

Execs to workers: Back to the office for thee, but not for me

Execs to workers: Back to the office for thee, but not for me

Top brass are less likely to commute in every day, according to a survey by Slack, which claims workers are seeing more stress as a result of being required to go back into the office.

WhatsApp Communities unites multiple teams chats in one place

WhatsApp Communities unites multiple teams chats in one place

Communities has potential to further boost WhatsApp’s use in workplace communications at small businesses.

California eyes four-day workweek for larger firms

California eyes four-day workweek for larger firms

A bill proposed in the California legislature is already drawing fire from business, with one group warning that a shorter workweek would “discourage job growth” in the state.

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