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L.A. Times: Tech Industry's Persistent Claim of Worker Shortage May Be Phony
Business  (tags: STEM, downsizing, H-1B visas, tech industry, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Google, Facebook, outsourcing, unemployment )

M.N.
- 321 days ago - latimes.com
Many studies suggest that the STEM shortage is a myth. Nevertheless, high-tech employers lobby hard for more latitude in employing workers on H-1B visas even as the supply of homegrown graduates is substantially larger than the demand for them in industry
Microsoft's $29.6 Billion Scam: Tech Giant Leads the Way in Tax-Avoiding Innovation
Business  (tags: Microsoft, Taxes, tax avoidance, Tax inversion, Innovation News, Technology News, News, Politics News )

Judy
- 668 days ago - salon.com
More and more companies who enjoy huge benefits operating in the U.S. are trying to weasel their way out of taxes.
EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million for Web Browser Ballot Violation [Update]
Business  (tags: Microsoft, fine, violations, EU, EC, Webbrowsers, IE )

Angelika
- 1208 days ago - neowin.net
As promised earlier this week, the European Union's antitrust regulators in the European Commission have indeed fined Microsoft to the tune of 561 million euros, or $732 million, due to Microsoft's violations of a 2009 anti-trust agreement with the EU.
McDonald's, CBS, Mazda, Microsoft Sued for 'Sniffing' Web Users' Histories(But What About FaceBook?)
Business  (tags: McDonalds, Microsoft, cbs, mazada, privacy, consumers, business, americans, abuse, corruption, ethics )

Dana
- 1998 days ago - rawstory.com
A resident of New York has sued McDonald's, CBS, Mazda and Microsoft for acting in concert with the advertising agency Interclick to collect data from Internet users' web surfing history. By Eric W. Dolan
Russia Rights Groups Get Help From Unlikely Champion: Microsoft
Business  (tags: business, corporate, ethics, society, politics, human rights, Microsoft, world, technology, government, GoodNews, goodnews )

Cal
- 2028 days ago - csmonitor.com
Microsoft yesterday announced it will provide free software and legal assistance to struggling groups in Russia and 11 other countries.
Apple Takes Bite Out of Microsoft, Becomes World's Most Valuable Tech Company
Business  (tags: business, technology, Apple, Microsoft )

David
- 2222 days ago - theatlantic.com
Apple overtook Microsoft this afternoon as the world's most valuable technology company, and the second most valuable US company behind Exxon Mobil (as if it needed a spotlight).
One Moos and One Hums, But They Could Help Power Google
Business  (tags: farms, cows, manure, google, microsoft, renewable, energy )

Dave
- 2230 days ago - nytimes.com
America's dairy farmers could soon find themselves in the computer business, with the manure from their cows possibly powering the vast data centers of companies like Google and Microsoft. While not immediately intuitive, the idea plays on two trends...
Microsoft Polishes Vista Into Windows 7
Business  (tags: microsoft, windows, vista )

Kristi
- 2798 days ago - sfgate.com
Last week, Apple launched the latest in its series of ads attacking PCs, this time ridiculing Microsoft for spending millions on advertising rather than on "fixing" its Windows Vista operating system.
Warning on Storage of Health Records
Business  (tags: privacy, google, microsoft, medical records )

Jan
- 2989 days ago - nytimes.com
Two researchers warn that the entry of big companies like Microsoft and Google into the field of electronic health records could alter the practice of clinical research and raise new challenges to privacy.
Yahoo Says It Wants a Better Deal From Microsoft
Business  (tags: yahoo, microsoft, negotiation )


- 3002 days ago - komotv.com
SEATTLE (AP) - Internet icon Yahoo Inc., under pressure of a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept its $41 billion buyout bid, said Monday it doesn't oppose a deal with the world's largest software maker but wants a better offer.
Microsoft, Yahoo: Back in Talks?
Business  (tags: Microsoft, yahoo )

Ben
- 3026 days ago - blogmyway.org
Negotiations for an acquisition may be on, a month after Yahoo rejects Microsoft's first offer, according to reports.
European Commission Fines Microsoft Record EUR899 Million For Anti-Competitive Practices
Business  (tags: European Commission, Microsoft, record fine, failure to comply, anti-trust order, aniti-copetitive practices, abuse of dominant market position )

LucyKalei
- 3042 days ago - guardian.co.uk
for failing to comply with demands it share vital parts of its software with rival companies. The fine is largest ever imposed on a single company by the EU. Microsoft was 1st company to face fines for failure to comply with anti-trust order, EC said.
European Union Fines Microsoft Record $1.3 Billion
Business  (tags: microsoft, antitrust )

Sc
- 3042 days ago - money.cnn.com
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union fined Microsoft Corp. a record $1.3 billion on Wednesday for charging rivals too much for software information. EU regulators said the company charged "unreasonable prices" until last October to software
Google Offers to Help Yahoo Fight Off Microsoft
Business  (tags: Yahoo, Microsoft, Google )


- 3065 days ago - online.wsj.com
Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt called Yahoo Inc. CEO Jerry Yang to offer his company's help in any effort to thwart Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo, say people familiar with the matter.
Justice Department Likely to Review a Microsoft-Yahoo Merger
Business  (tags: Microsoft, Yahoo, search engines, online advertising, anti-trust, Yahoo acquisition, search, Internet )


- 3068 days ago - sfgate.com
(02-01) 10:29 PST SUNNYVALE -- Microsoft Corp. has made an aggressive bid to buy struggling Internet behemoth Yahoo Inc. for $44.6 billion, in hopes that the combined forces would create a formidable competitor to industry leader Google Inc
 

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