Interesting. We made a comparison a little while back on whether Newser was competition to the New York Times in news.
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs expects to return from his medical leave at the end of June as planned, according to an Apple director who responded to an investor at the company's annual shareholder meeting Wednesday.The investor — the only one to press for details on Jobs' health — asked when the board knew Jobs planned to step away from his daily duties.
Intel, like so many other tech companies, is feeling the pinch of the economy. And Paul Otellini, President and CEO of the chip maker, isn't trying to deny it.
Nortel today announced that it intends to reduce its workforce by an additional 3,200 positions worldwide over the next several months, almost doubling the total number of laid off employees after 1,800 workers were cut earlier this year."There is nothing more difficult than notifying employees, and Nortel is extremely conscious of the personal financial burden this will cause affected employees and their families," said Mike Zafirovski, Nortel president and chief executive officer.
As I type this, Apple is hosting its annual shareholder's meeting, where one of the topics of discussion is likely focused on the health of CEO Stave Jobs and a succession plan for the company if Jobs is unable to return to work in June. Jobs' absence from the meeting is likely reason enough for shareholders to raise the issue of Jobs' health.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday for a subsidiary of AT&T in an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of anti-competitive practices over high-speed Internet access.
The impact of the global financial crisis will lead to near record revenue declines for the semiconductor industry in 2009, according to research by Gartner. Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $194.
HP will distribute and support Sun's Solaris 10 operating system on its Proliant and blade servers. The companies on Wednesday unveiled a multi-year pact that will provide Sun with more distribution for its Solaris 10 platform (statement).
Roy Blount Jr., president of the Author's Guild, argues that the Kindle 2's ability to read text aloud like one of those automated customer service robots is a substitute for audio books.
I've come full-circle.Last night, I returned a Blackberry Storm, the same one I purchased 29 days earlier when I returned an iPhone I'd bought a couple of weeks before that.