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Content posted in November 2006
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Is DIY Dying At Google?
Commentary  |  11/2/2006  | 
I Just Don't Trust You
Commentary  |  11/2/2006  | 
FCC Wants Wi-Fi To Be Free? Don't You Believe It
Commentary  |  11/2/2006  | 
At first I was excited, then it hit me: The FCC's action in the Logan Airport Wi-Fi dispute was hardly a decision in favor of freer, more open access to the Internet. In fact, it was the opposite, and business as usual for a federal agency that in its present incarnation has an absolutely breathtaking record for stealing from the poor (that would be us, the citizens of the United States, who own the airwaves) and giving to the rich.
Should H-1B Employers Pay For U.S. Students' Degrees?
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
Would more Americans pursue technology careers if those students got their college educations for free? The Programmers Guild, an advocacy group for U.S. tech professionals, thinks so. In fact, the guild is about to announce a new proposal advocating that the U.S. government provide "100% subsidies" of tuition and expenses for American students enrolled in degree programs in computer science, engineerin
Wipro CEO: U.S. Needs More H-1B Tech Workers
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
In his book Bangalore Tiger, BusinessWeek writer Steve Hamm recounts how a shortage of temporary-worker visas all but crippled the attempts of Indian outsourcer Wipro to win a bigger chunk of business at General Motors after 9/11. Last week, I dined with Wipro CEO Azim Premji. He told me things haven't changed much.
Is DIY Dying At Google?
Commentary  |  11/1/2006  | 
For the second time this month, Google has ordered out for innovation. On Tuesday, Google said it had acquired JotSpot, a maker of collaborative online applications. Earlier in October, Google acquired YouTube, the leading online video community site.
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