“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.
Turning off Location Services in Android has no effect on Google’s data collection. They still track you everywhere you go.
San Francisco has proposed banning company provided cafeterias and meals as a way to force workers to use independent restaurants. The ban would grandfather existing company meal services but new firms would be prohibited from offering similar services, thereby giving incumbent companies a hiring advantage due to better benefits. Ultimately, its a government mandated subsidy to local restaurants.
Silicon valley’s widespread use of temporary tech workers imported from other countries could be fostering widespread industrial spying for the benefit of foreign adversaries.