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In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Make More, Work Less
2. Today's Top Story
- IBM Helps Fund Web Hosting For Anti-SCO Site Groklaw
3. Breaking News
- Mozilla Releases Firefox Update To Patch Port-Scanning Flaw
- Review: George Is An iPod's Best Friend
- Twitter Traffic, Blog Buzz Up
- Stolen Data From T.J. Maxx Parent Company Surfaces In Florida Wal-Mart Fraud
- Dell Launches Low-Cost PC For China In Market War
- Motorola Offers Music-Camera Phone To Succeed Razr
- 40,000 ASU Students Leap To Google Apps; University Pays Zero
- Microsoft's Bill Gates Loses Xbox Soccer Match
- John Backus, Fortran Pioneer, Dead At 82
- Judge Finds Google Isn't A Monopoly
- IBM Launches Developers' Resources In Second Life
- Judge Throws Out Defamation Suit Against Google
4. The Latest Google Blog Posts
- Google Denies Google Phone And Stresses Mobile Software
- Which Google Phone Did Google Confirm?
- If Viacom Wins Its Case Against Google
5. Job Listings From TechCareers
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- Migrating From ERwin To PowerDesigner
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"In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it." -- Robert Heinlein
1. Editor's Note: Make More, Work Less
California may be the tech industry's center of gravity, but a new analysis suggests there's a far better state for those making their living as programmers: Texas. Four of the top 10 cities for apps programmers' salaries are in California, but when you factor in cost of living to come up with an adjusted salary -- a far more meaningful figure -- no other state comes close to Texas. The Lone Star State has all of the top five cities on this measure, and six of the top 10. Houston is No. 1. That's a remarkable showing.
Even more telling, San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland, and San Jose -- all in the top 10 for gross salary -- are in the bottom 10 for adjusted salary.
This is just one blogger's finding, using Department of Labor salary data and, apparently, this cost-of-living calculator. Is Texas indeed the best place for a programmer to ply his or her trade? Are there an adequate number of programming jobs in Texas to make this analysis hold up? Is California's cost of living putting it at a disadvantage in the hunt for talent? Weigh in at my blog entry.
In other career developments, I'd love your thoughts on this item asserting that companies are pushing their overworked employees to work less. Yes, there are plenty of examples of companies that think their people will perform better if they are able to maintain some work-life balance. Are those companies the rule or the exception?
Finally, for up-to-date career news and available jobs, check out our sister site, TechCareers, which is the source of our job listings in this newsletter.
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Google Denies Google Phone And Stresses Mobile Software
So is Google actually building a mobile phone or not? This burning question is keeping mobile bloggers everywhere busy. And just when it looked like Google had confirmed the long-awaited Google Phone, another company executive this week came out and denied the rumors.
Which Google Phone Did Google Confirm Last Week?
Google's chief executive in Spain and Portugal, Isabel Aguilera, this week confirmed that the Google Phone is for real. But she downplayed the much-anticipated device, saying it was just one of 18 R&D initiatives Google is currently funding. But which device is it?
If Viacom Wins Its Case Against Google
Viacom's lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement probably will be withdrawn when Google blinks and offers Viacom a major portion of the ad dollars it brings in hosting Viacom content.
Migrating From ERwin To PowerDesigner
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