Archive for April, 2011

Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The companies cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That’s a big switch from the 1990s, when they added jobs everywhere: 4.4 million in the U.S. and 2.7 million abroad.

“We’ve globalized around markets, not cheap labor. The era of globalization around cheap labor is over,” he said in a speech in Washington last month. “Today we go to Brazil, we go to China, we go to India, because that’s where the customers are.”

Source: Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad – WSJ.com.

Get Ready: Grooveshark Promises a Fight to the Finish… – Digital Music News

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

We pay for our streams, and we actively negotiate with virtually every single content owner. We’ve taken down over 1.76 million files and suspended upload privileges to 22,274 users. These are not the characteristics of a company “dedicated to copyright infringement”. As we work with artists and labels to make more content available to our users, Grooveshark becomes more competitive as an alternative to piracy.

via Get Ready: Grooveshark Promises a Fight to the Finish… – Digital Music News.

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Talks Tech, Bill Gates

Monday, April 18th, 2011

“In terms of chip design and software in general, we’re still the leaders,” Allen said. “But you have to ask yourself about 20 years from now and 50 years from now. It would be great if we could focus more effort on the competition, because it’s coming in spades.”

Source – Wired Interview: Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Talks Tech, Bill Gates, Chemo and Guitars.