Speaking before a Congressional House Judiciary oversight subcommittee hearing on immigration, Google's Laszlo Bock, vice president of people operations, said that 8 percent of Google's workforce have H-1B visas, and come from 80 different countries. In the news.
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My friend Steve Gillmor is known for his very occasional cryptic and sometimes prescient posts that attempt to connect the dots and unpack the logic between seemingly unrelated events.This week he focused his attention on the iPhone, which he suggests is new center of computing gravity, and iPhonomics, which has something to do with the calculus of battery life and multi-device computing, connected to Google Gears (offline access for Web apps), Apple TV and the data sources in your life.
Amazon is allegedly pondering a purchase of Netflix, but rumor mongers may want to ponder some tax implications before jumping the gun. Netflix (NFLX) shares were last up almost 6 percent on rumors that Amazon (AMZN) was interested in acquiring the movie rental site.
Microsoft is taking Windows way vertical--so vertical that it's targeting specific rooms in your home. This strategy could snowball quickly.
In this CIO sessions interview, Colonel John Hayes, Chief Information Officer of the Air Force Reserve command, talks about the challenges of managing IT in battlefield situations, deployment of wireless technologies, Web 2.0 and about tapping into the technology expertise of its recruits and 'citizen warriors' for the development of innovative ideas, like the new ‘Emergency Notification’ system.
During a presentation yesterday in Washington D.C.
While salesforce.com is integrating with Google AdWords, Etelos is integrating its on demand CRM platform with Google Apps, Microsoft Live, Netvibes and Pageflakes.
On today's podcast:Why I'm trying to live without Google and day 1 of my experiment.Nucleus Research report isn't complimentary to SAP ROI in the SMB market.
Chief Information Officers expect to hire more IT staff in the third quarter with optimism at the highest level since the fourth quarter of 2001. According to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, 17 percent of executives surveyed expect to add IT workers in the next three months with 2 percent predicting cutbacks.
IBM said Wednesday that it would acquire privately held Watchfire, a security and compliance testing software company. The acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter, comes not that long after IBM bought ISS for $1.