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Palm Forced To Cut Jobs As Competition Rises
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
The one-time king of the smartphone market has lagged behind Research In Motion and Apple, and it will be cutting an unspecified number of positions.
Small-Town Tech Firm Reversing Outsourcing Tide
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Eleutian Technology, based in rural Wyoming, is poised to do big business teaching English to Korean and Chinese students over the Internet.
Sprint's CDMA Chief Garcia Leaves
News  |  11/24/2008  | 
Keith Cowan, who has been serving as Sprint's president of strategy and corporate development, takes his place temporarily.
Down To Business: Does Tech Expertise Matter To Tech Organizations Anymore?
Commentary  |  11/20/2008  | 
Of course it does -- but employers are looking for well-rounded people, not just a resume of certs.
HP Revamps Online Customer Support
News  |  11/19/2008  | 
Consumers of HP notebooks, desktops, printers, and monitors can get information from an overhauled peer-to-peer support forum, free online classes, and video tutorials.
Yahoo CEO Casts Departure In Positive Light, Lists Successes
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
Jerry Yang praises the company's tangible progress, despite a tough external environment, and says he'll "always bleed purple."
Career Tips For IT Pros In A Rotten Economy
Commentary  |  11/18/2008  | 
The economy has everyone on edge. But during these uncertain times, there are a few maneuvers tech professionals can make to help survive -- and maybe even thrive -- during the downturn.
Yahoo Shares Surge On Hope Yang Exit Restarts Microsoft Talks
News  |  11/18/2008  | 
The Web portal's stock climbed in pre-market trading as investors eyed takeover possibilities.
Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang To Step Down, Resumes Role As 'Chief Yahoo'
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Questions of his departure arose after Yahoo's inability to reach an acquisition deal with Microsoft and the collapse of its advertising partnership with Google.
Symantec CEO John Thompson To Retire
News  |  11/17/2008  | 
Symantec COO Enrique Salem has been tapped to take over as president and CEO.
Sun To Cut 18% Of Jobs, Reorganize Software Business
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Rich Green, executive VP for software since 2006, will leave the company, and the company's software operations would be divided between two new groups now focused on open source products.
Revenge Of The Papermaster: Apple Exec Countersues IBM
News  |  11/14/2008  | 
Newly appointed iPhone chief claims a noncompete agreement he signed with former employer Big Blue is invalid.
IT Job Market Proving To Be Resilient -- So Far
News  |  11/13/2008  | 
In these troubled economic times, IT employment is holding up well and continues to outperform the general employment market.
VoiceCon: End Users Are Key To Enterprise Communications, Avaya Says
News  |  11/11/2008  | 
During his VoiceCon keynote, Avaya CEO Charles Giancarlo said focusing on end users will enable strong communications companies to survive the economic downturn.
What IT Folks REALLY Think
Commentary  |  11/10/2008  | 
Do you know what your IT staffers are thinking? Are you sure? Unless you're in the trenches with them, their concerns may surprise you -- and they'll definitely make you laugh.
High Tech Execs Have President-Elect Obama's Ear
News  |  11/10/2008  | 
Members of Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board include the leaders of Xerox, Time Warner, and Google.
Ex-Intel Engineer Accused Of Stealing $1 Billion In Trade Secrets
News  |  11/7/2008  | 
Biswamohan Pani was indicted Wednesday for allegedly downloading more than a dozen confidential Intel documents after he had been hired by AMD.
Down To Business: Are Tech Employers Breaking Down Gender Barriers?
Commentary  |  11/6/2008  | 
Before we go seeking legislative help for the so-called IT talent shortage, let's make sure we're really looking for and nurturing talent where it's now readily available.
Web 2.0 Summit: Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang Open To Microsoft Sale
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
The co-founder also acknowledged Google's announcement that it would not pursue its advertising partnership with Yahoo.
Obama Picks Tech Guru Genachowski For Transition Team
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
Recruitment of the attorney-technocrat is consistent with Obama's stated goal of having technology play a key role in his administration.
FairPoint Directors Support CEO, But Prepare His Exit
News  |  11/6/2008  | 
Eugene Johnson has indicated his desire to retire after the company successfully completes the systems transition of its newly acquired northern New England business.
Obama Tech Policy Plans Eyed By Computer Industry
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Sun, CompTIA, and other IT leaders weigh in on the president-elect's technology agenda, which includes support for network neutrality and plans to promulgate community broadband.
IT Budgets Will Go Up Or Stay Flat For Most Companies In 2009
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Survey of IT leaders predicts that IT budgets, hiring, salaries, and outsourcing will rise next year.
Game Developers' Top Tools And Resources
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Newbie game developers are finding invaluable tips and tools on Kongregate, Addicting Games, Flash Game License, Gamasutra and other Web sites.
Apple, IBM Dispute Reveals New iPhone Chips
News  |  11/5/2008  | 
Mark Papermaster appears to be heading up a team that will design processors for Apple gadgets.
Nokia To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
In response to a lower market share, the phone maker will cut nearly 600 employees, mainly in sales, marketing, and research.
Apple Poaches IBM Chip Expert For iPod Unit
News  |  11/4/2008  | 
The move comes even though Big Blue says Mark Papermaster's bolt to Cupertino violates a noncompete agreement.
Dell Denies Discrimination In Layoffs
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
The plaintiffs claim that Dell engineered layoffs of more than 8,000 employees, singling out women and employees over 40.
Circuit City To Close 155 Stores, Lay Off Thousands
News  |  11/3/2008  | 
The gadget seller blames retrenchment on the economy and tight credit markets.

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