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.

Banks face a WhatsApp reckoning as regulators clamp down on messaging apps

Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

Microsoft Teams now lets users send short video clip messages

The new asynchronous video chat tool is one of several Teams announcements from Inspire this week, including collaborative annotations and the Excel Live app in Teams meetings.

Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

Microsoft brings social network-style ‘stories’ to work

The company offered up its take on Facebook and Instagram Stories at Inspire, as Yammer Communities becomes Viva Engage.

Hiring across borders is tough. Global HR startups aim to help

Hiring across borders is tough. Global HR startups aim to help

Remote work opens up a global talent pool, but it can be tricky to hire workers in other countries. A new breed of global hiring firms wants to take the pain out of the process with user-friendly cloud platforms.

Slack adds video and screenshare to Huddles audio chat

Slack adds video and screenshare to Huddles audio chat

Huddles have become the fastest-adopted feature in Slack’s history, the company said, helping reduce time spent in online meetings.

Q&A: Four business leaders on their 4-day workweek pilot plans

Q&A: Four business leaders on their 4-day workweek pilot plans

Seventy small businesses in the UK are now trying out a four-day workweek as part of a six-month trial coordinated by the non-profit 4 Day Week Global and think tank Autonomy. Leaders at four of the firms explain what they're doing...

Microsoft promises to recognize Activision Blizzard unions

Microsoft promises to recognize Activision Blizzard unions

Microsoft has formalized its promise that it won’t stand in the way of unionization efforts at Activision Blizzard, announcing an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.

Apple’s Freeform adds another digital whiteboard option for remote work

Apple’s Freeform adds another digital whiteboard option for remote work

Freeform is due out later this year, but its availability on Apple devices could keep it from gaining ground on various competing whiteboard apps on the market.

Four-day workweek pilot kicks off for thousands of UK workers

Four-day workweek pilot kicks off for thousands of UK workers

Amid calls around the globe for more companies to adopt a shorter workweek, 70 businesses have committed to a four-day week for staff in the largest pilot project to date.

Microsoft promises to engage with employee unions

Microsoft promises to engage with employee unions

As the labor movement gains momentum in the tech sector, Microsoft’s relaxed stance contrasts with Amazon and Apple, which have resisted unionization.

Video collaboration startup Loom announces layoffs

Video collaboration startup Loom announces layoffs

The asynchronous video software firm, valued at $1.5bn, has reportedly cut 34 employees, as tech startups react to wider economic uncertainty.

Slack revamps user profiles for better connections

Slack revamps user profiles for better connections

Users of the team collaboration app can customize their profile with more personal information, which the company hopes will help connect remote teams more effectively.

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