National Public Radio said today that it is being forced to do something it hasn't had to do in 25 years: hand out layoff notices.According to a Washington Post report, NPR will let go 64 of its 889 employees, or 7 percent of its workforce, to close a $23 million shortfall.
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Dipchand "Deep" Nishar, a top Google executive, is leaving the search giant to become vice president of product strategy at LinkedIn. Nishar will start Jan.
Chief Yahoo Jerry Yang on Wednesday confirmed the company's layoffs in the U.S.
Three months after launching its Chrome Web browser, Google is taking it out of beta and releasing a full version, according to TechCrunch.That's all fine and dandy - but where's my Mac version of Chrome?
Nortel Networks is reportedly seeking legal counsel to figure out its bankruptcy option in case its restructuring fails.According to the Wall Street Journal, a Nortel bankruptcy filing isn't imminent, but remains an option.
In the not exactly business technology department an inventor has created the love of his life--a female robot.According to the UK Sun, Le Trung, 33, has created Aiko--a female robot with "with a stunning 32, 23, 33 figure, shiny hair and delicate features.
Psystar, the Mac clone maker, has filed a revised countersuit against Apple, though this time it reads more like a defense instead of an allegation.A few weeks ago, a federal judge tossed the original counterclaim back at Psystar and gave the company 20 days to file an amended complaint that offered a stronger argument.
Updated: Ivory Investment Management, a hedge fund that owns about 1.5 percent of Yahoo, is pushing the company to do a search deal with Microsoft, but the sticking point is valuation.
Hewlett-Packard is giving desktop Linux a little lift by introducing it to small business customers. The company said Wednesday that it'll offer Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop to business and education customers.
In the video below, Sumi Das and I talk about President-elect Obama's plan to invest in broadband adoption as part of his larger invest-in-infrastructure economic recovery plan. Personally, I'm a fan of this investment because I think it's an investment in the future of the U.