JCP Approves JSRs for Java SE 7, Java SE 8, Project Coin and Lambda

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

After one week’s extension (due to the US Thanksgiving holiday), the JCP Executive Commitee for Java SE and EE has now approved the following four JSRs:

* JSR 334: Small Enhancements to the Java Programming Language (”Project Coin”)
* JSR 335: Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language (”Project Lambda”)
* JSR 336: Java SE 7
* JSR 337: Java SE 8

Yahoo preparing to lay off 600 to 700 workers

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Yahoo Inc.’s holiday trimmings will include 600 to 700 layoffs in the Internet company’s latest shake-up triggered by lackluster growth.

Employees could be notified of the job cuts as early as Tuesday, according to a person familiar with Yahoo’s plans. The person asked for anonymity because Yahoo hadn’t made a formal announcement.

The planned cutbacks represent about 5 percent of Yahoo’s work force of 14,100 employees. It will mark Yahoo’s fourth mass layoff in the past three years.

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