In the past two weeks, Amazon has suspended at least 20 used book merchants for allegedly selling one or more counterfeit textbooks. Source: Amazon and publishers hurting small sellers in counterfeit sting I sell several e-books on Amazon. One of those I also published in...
NPR makes an assertion that 1984 is when personal computers in the home emerged and that parents only bought personal computers for their sons. The first assertion is false and the second assertion is made without any supporting evidence. The latter assertion provides no meaningful explanation for women in computer science prior to the mid-1980s nor that most young women today have a personal computer but still are, apparently, not going into computer science.
Tech companies view themselves as “green” companies, but they are anything but “green”. Until about half a dozen years ago, cell phones had user replaceable batteries, but then all manufacturers, about the same time, made replacing batteries very difficult. Since batteries last about 2 years...
“High tech” and “bio tech” sectors see large growth in R&D spending, although it may be driven in part by tax law changes.
CEO Satya Nadella has made impressive changes to Microsoft’s organizational culture. I worked for Microsoft in the 1990s and watched from afar as the company seemed adrift after the year 2000 or so. Glad to see the changes CEO Satya Nadella has fostered at Microsoft.
Many new and naive cryptocurrency investors jumped in and bought digital currency last winter – but since then have suffered huge losses. The digital currency market bubble seemed obvious but many investors had stars in their eyes and succumbed to cryptocurrency snake oil salesmen – ultimately losing most of their investment.
Google automatically rejects any resume with a typographical or spelling error. That is, apparently, up to 58% of resumes.
The IEEE is working a standard to rate the trustworthiness of online news sources that are frequently shared on social media.