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|23rd of Mar, 2012 by Admin |
|Indian, U.S. firms urge Obama action on visas|
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|Computerworld Wrap-Up: March 23, 2012|
Indian, U.S. firms urge Obama action on visas
Some of the largest IT companies in India and the U.S. are complaining to
President Obama that it has become increasingly difficult to get work visas for
their employees -- and they want him to take action.
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2. Facebook tells employers not to ask job seekers for log-in info
3. IBM's Watson expands cancer care resume
4. SEC probes high-speed traders, report says
5. Microsoft's ads, humor boost consumer opinion of IE
6. The Smithsonian celebrates The Art of Video Games
7. From CIO.com: Enterprise Social Networks Deserve Time, Careful Consideration
8. SAS promises pervasive BI with new tool
9. Oracle set to update analytics strategy, go after SAP customers
10. LTE phone shipments to jump 10-fold in '12, analysts say
11. Asetek brings liquid cooling for gaming laptops
12. T-Mobile to lay off nearly 2, 000 call center workers
13. Workers can be fired for Facebook insults, Dutch judge rules
14. Jonny Evans: Opinion: Why TV fears the Apple iBroadcast 'revolution'
15. European Commission locks horns with Germany over data retention law
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New iPad already accounts for 1 in 15 Apple tablets
A week after the launch of the new iPad, the device now accounts for about 1 in
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Facebook tells employers not to ask job seekers for log-in info
Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to
Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees,
citing possible legal liability.
IBM's Watson expands cancer care resume
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has brought IBM's Watson supercomputer
onboard to help it diagnose and treat cancer patients, just a few months after
Watson was hired by Cedars-Sinai for the same purpose.
SEC probes high-speed traders, report says
According to a published report, federal regulators are looking into whether
trading firms that use computer systems to perform sub-second trades have an
unfair advantage over other investors.
Microsoft's ads, humor boost consumer opinion of IE
Microsoft's recent campaigns touting Internet Explorer 9 have moved IE's quality
perception needle for U.S. adults, according to BrandIndex, a brand quality
The Smithsonian celebrates The Art of Video Games
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's newest exhibition is The Art of Video
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From CIO.com: Enterprise Social Networks Deserve Time, Careful Consideration
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SAS promises pervasive BI with new tool
SAS Institute this week unveiled new technology designed to allow a broad swath
of enterprise users to do advanced analytics on massive volumes of data.
Oracle set to update analytics strategy, go after SAP customers
Oracle co-President Mark Hurd is scheduled to reveal new details about the
vendor's BI (business intelligence) and analytics strategy, including new
applications aimed at SAP customers, during an event on April 4.
LTE phone shipments to jump 10-fold in '12, analysts say
LTE phone shipments will grow tenfold to reach 67 million units in 2012, making
it a breakout year for the 4G technology, Strategy Analytics said on Friday.
Asetek brings liquid cooling for gaming laptops
Asetek this week revived the promise of bringing liquid cooling to laptops,
which the company is pitching as an alternative to noisy fans.
T-Mobile to lay off nearly 2, 000 call center workers
A T-Mobile call center consolidation will cost 1, 900 people their jobs, as the
company works through a restructuring following the failure of AT&T's proposed
acquisition of the smaller operator.
Workers can be fired for Facebook insults, Dutch judge rules
Employees who heavily insult their employers on social networks can be fired
because messages on social media are at least semi public and can be easily
replicated throughout the internet, a judge in the Netherlands ruled this week.
Jonny Evans: Opinion: Why TV fears the Apple iBroadcast 'revolution'
Change. Change hurts. The same is true for any mature industry. And the
television industry faces big, big change, and big, big fear. Apple is coming,
and TV is running scared.
European Commission locks horns with Germany over data retention law
European Union regulators have warned Germany that it must implement the
controversial Data Retention Directive within one month or face legal action and
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