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The folks over at Glassdoor.com have been busy mining through their data of user-submitted information and have assembled lists of the best and worst places to work. The lists are based on data from almost 75,000 participants in 2008, representing over 11,000 companies, from a 20-question survey. A number of tech companies made significant showings in "The Top 50" best places to work, including Netflix (rank: 3), Adobe (rank: 4), and Google (rank: 7). For a company to be considered for the list, it must have at least 25 user-submitted reviews from U.S.-based employees, "satisfied" or better ratings... Read more...
Generally speaking, many travelers, especially business travelers, are somewhat tech savvy. To cater to this audience, some hotels are teaming with tech companies to keep pace with their gadget-obsessed guests.Sheraton, for example, teamed with Microsoft to create its new Link@Sheraton lounges where guests can surf the Internet, email loved ones, review local favorite attractions, and print boarding passes. The PCs in these lounges have Web cams and Microsoft applications that walk guests through recording and sending a video clip. In turn, Microsoft hopes to encourage users to try a task they... Read more...
Vista has certainly faced some adoption issues and it looks like recent comments about how soon Windows 7 might be available could be causing those on the fence to stay there a little while longer.  This could very well be a motivating factor for companies to “Just Say No.” to Vista.Among the latest to jump on this bandwagon is General Motors.  The automobile giant has said that it has encountered so many problems getting Vista to work on its machines that it is likely to skip the OS and wait for Windows 7.  Says GM's Chief Systems & Technology Officer Fred Killeen, "We're considering bypassing... Read more...
It seems a given that the upcoming Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will place a heavy emphasis on the next iteration of OS X, "Leopard", and of course we can expect to hear a lot about the iPhone as well.  What many people might not have been expecting is that Apple plans on hosting a lot more workshop sessions, many of which are aiming to help first time OS X developers.  Apparently the '06 WWDC saw a lot of fresh developer faces, some from open-source backgrounds but many from closed-source developers.  Who knows if any of these companies will rise to become a key player on OS X,... Read more...
Though Microsoft is touting their new operating system, Windows Vista, as the most secure incarnation of Windows yet, some major players in the security industry see otherwise. The folks at Symantec, McAFee, and other security companies are claiming that Microsoft is hampering their efforts by denying them access to the core of Windows Vista. ""Our goal is to deliver a fully innovative, secure version of Windows Vista that is compliant with EU law. We have an ongoing and constructive dialogue with the Commission on these issues," a Microsoft... Read more...
 Intel Honors 12 Companies With Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 21, 2006 – Intel Corporation today announced the 12 winners of the company's most prestigious award for suppliers, the Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award, which recognizes outstanding commitment to quality and performance excellence. Providing products and services deemed essential to Intel's business success, the 2005 winners will be honored at a ceremony tonight in Burlingame, Calif. The 2005 SCQI winners are: Asymtek, a Nordson Company; Daewon Semiconductor Packaging... Read more...
The noise over what to do about Digital Rights Management and how the idea should be approached is a battle that's been raging on for a while now. Public outcry was sparked last year when rootkit software was discovered on CDs produced by Sony, and really hasn't died down since. In their latest article, eCoustics discusses what DRM has become, and how it can possibly affect us 20-30 years down the road. "DRM has become a huge flashpoint for consumers because of one simple fact -- entertainment companies' fear of piracy. The music industry -- rattled... Read more...