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Big Data Fakers | H-1B: Ripe For Reform

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  Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Between The Lines Columnist H-1B: Ripe For Reform
By Michael Fitzgerald
20% of H-1B petitions granted last year went to just four firms, all outsourcers. That's just one proof that the controversial visa program is hurting tech.

2013 Salary Survey: Executives
H-1B Rush Sparks Broader Debate

Big Data Fakers: 5 Warning Signs
Data falsification at research institutions to make results look better is nothing new. Here's what it can teach us about misuse of big data in business.

Microsoft Azure Public Cloud Matches Amazon Prices
Previously a developer's platform, Microsoft Azure will now compete directly with Amazon Web Services, match it on IaaS pricing.

EU Accepts Google Antitrust Proposal
Google escapes serious sanctions, but will change the way it displays some search results in Europe.

Mozilla TowTruck Drives Real-Time Collaboration
Service allows website publishers to easily integrate collaboration and communication.

94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores
"Freakishly smart" sensors embedded in a basketball send shooting and dribbling data to a smartphone app and provide new level of coaching.

Wireless Camera Flaws Allow Remote Exploitation
Foscam wireless IP cameras contain vulnerabilities that can be used to steal credentials or hack to launch further attacks, warn researchers from Qualys.

Dell: SMB, School PCs Not Doomed By Tablets
Dell reveals a new Latitude laptop, sans touchscreen, for small businesses and schools. What does the future hold for PCs in these environments?

Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.

CISPA 2.0: House Intelligence Committee Fumbles Privacy Again
Cybersecurity bill's backers portray threat intelligence sharing as a panacea, but yet again ignore the potential privacy and security downsides.

"Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves." -- William Hazlitt

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"I'm so sick of this PCs are dead crap. People who do real work don't want to be tied to a tablet or some micro-device."
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2013 Salary Survey: Application Development And Software Engineering
Salaries are up 2.1% for staffers and 3.4% for managers. But bonuses are lower, employer-paid training is hard to come by and outsourcing remains a threat to employment. Still, 63% of staffers and 66% of managers say they're satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs.
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Strategy: Google Leverages Open Data. Should You?
In this report, we look at sources of open data, barriers to access and organizations that are helping to make open data sets widely available.
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Revolution Of The Customer-Focused Enterprise
We can't know what the future of the customer landscape will be, but successful organizations understand that being prepared for constant change in customer landscapes may be the best strategy to win in the future. With insights from this white paper, your organization can answer key questions.
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Cloud-Based Video Conferencing
Cloud-based video conferencing has enabled companies to realize the full benefits of video: face-to-face contact, efficient knowledge transfers and a degree of personal interaction that's proven critical for businesses hoping to gain a competitive advantage. Find out how software-based desktop and mobile video conferencing can strengthen corporate agility, responsiveness and productivity.
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12 Best iPhone, iPad Apps Of 2012
You already know about Skype, Instagram and Angry Birds. Check out these business-friendly iPhone and iPad apps you may not have tried, plus an amusing diversion or two.

BlackBerry Q10 - The Keyboard to Success?
In a few weeks the BlackBerry 10 with a physical keyboard will be available to buyers. People love the BlackBerry keyboard, but is the device obsolete anyway?

IT Salary Survey 2013: 11 Career Insights
IT salaries begin to thaw, with median pay for staffers at $90,000 and managers at $120,000.

Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.

10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.


8 MOOCs Transforming Education
The early market for massively open online courses brings more approaches than you might realize. Take a look at 8 game changers.   View Now

10 Best And Worst Cellphones Of All Time
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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

CES 2013: It's A Wrap!
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