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Where Tech Hiring Is Hottest

April 16, 2010 10:25 am | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

Silicon Valley recruiter David White says some engineers are fielding offers from several companies at once as firms, particularly in social networking, gaming and clean technology go on a hiring spree. Plus, tips for setting yourself apart from the applicant crowd.

Governments must tackle rising youth unemployment urgently

April 16, 2010 8:25 am | by OECD | Comments

Released in advance of the G20 Labour Ministerial in Washington D.C. (20-21 April), which OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will attend, this report looks at the impact of the crisis on young people. With youth unemployment set to keep rising in the months ahead, it says that more...


Texas A & M Engineering moves up two places in latest graduate survey

April 16, 2010 8:22 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Texas A&M Engineering’s graduate program ranked 12th overall and sixth among public institutions in the latest U.S. News & World Report survey, “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2010." This ranking is two places higher than last year’s, which was 14th overall and eighth among...


NeoPhotonics files for $115M IPO

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NeoPhotonics Corp., which makes components for optical telecommunications networks, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $115 million.The San Jose, Calif., company did not disclose how many shares would be offered or a price range for shares in its regulatory filing late...

Alliance Data Systems says defaults rose slightly

April 16, 2010 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alliance Data Systems Corp. said Friday that defaults on its private-label credit cards rose slightly in March.The company said it wrote off $38.5 million in unpaid balances last month, or 9.2 percent of outstanding loans. That was up from the 9.1 percent in February.Based in Dallas, Alliance...

Senators: Move carefully on Pentagon Cyber Command

April 16, 2010 6:08 am | Comments

Senators said Thursday they will move cautiously on a new military command to tackle cyberthreats, citing questions about how the U.S. would conduct electronic warfare. The U.S. hasn't fully developed policies on how to respond to cyberattacks that are routed through neutral countries or the computers of innocent Americans...


Study: Young adults do care about online privacy

April 16, 2010 6:00 am | Comments

All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy. Such an assumption fits happily with declarations that privacy is dead, as online marketers and social sites such as Facebook try to persuade people to share even more about who they are...

New round of documents aired in Viacom-Google case

April 16, 2010 5:58 am | Comments

Before it bought online video service YouTube, employees of Google Inc. believed YouTube's business was risky because it relied on pirated content and recommended pursuing a different strategy, newly released documents showed Thursday.


Rolling Stone's archive going online-- for a price

April 16, 2010 5:55 am | Comments

For the first time Rolling Stone is inviting its readers on the long, strange trip though the magazine's 43-year archive, putting complete digital replicas online along with the latest edition. But you'll have to pay to see it all. With a new site launching Monday, Rolling Stone will become one of the most prominent magazines to decide that adding a "pay wall" is the best way to make money on the Web.

Oracle to buy Phase Forward for $685 million

April 16, 2010 4:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Oracle is buying Phase Forward, a maker of software used to manage clinical drug trials, for $17 per share in cash, or $685 million.The price is 30 percent above Phase Forward Inc.'s closing stock price Thursday, of $13.08. The Waltham, Mass., company's software has been used in over 10,000...

PNI Digital Media Announces Normal Course Issuer Bid

April 16, 2010 2:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —PNI Digital Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE: PN)(OTCBB: PNDMF), ("PNI" or the "Company") the leading innovator in online and in-store digital media solutions for retailers, announces that the PNI Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of up to 340,000 common...

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posts Q1 profit

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted an unexpected net gain for the first quarter on Friday, reaching euro21 million ($29 million) in the black from a previous loss of euro293 million, much thanks to new products focused more on the high-end market as well as continued efforts to shave off...

Sony Ericsson reports first quarter 2010 results

April 15, 2010 11:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Q1 Highlights:Company returns to profitability in Q1 2010ASP rises to Euro 134 as Xperia X10 and Vivaz start shippingImproved cost structure generates better marginsThe consolidated financial summary for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sony Ericsson) for the first quarter ended March 31,...


CryptoLogic Appoints Daniel Stewart as Stockbroker

April 15, 2010 10:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments () —CryptoLogic Limited (TSX: CRY)(TSX: CXY)(NASDAQ: CRYP)(LSE: CRP), a global developer of branded online betting games and internet casino software, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Daniel Stewart & Company plc as its stockbroker with immediate...

Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

April 15, 2010 9:23 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Comments

The technology industry is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings that have spurred companies from Google and Intel to start-ups like Twitter to sharply ramp up their hiring.


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