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    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?

    Can I Ask My Employer to Lay Me Off?
    A reader writes: I work for a major financial services company. I no longer wish to work for that company but don't want to just resign. The company has been laying workers off and is planning more layoffs. I don't want to feel like a sitting duck. I also want to leave and focus on a non-competing business that I recently ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War

    Steve Jobs Promises World "Freedom From Porn" in Email Flame War
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Gawker Media aren't exactly on the warmest terms.  After all, Gawker's blog Gizmodo bought a lost iPhone prototype tore it apart, damaging it in the process, and spilled its secrets to competitors and the general public alike.  And at Jobs' request police raided the house of Gizmodo blogger Jason Chen, who is suspect of buying the lost/stolen prototype.On Saturday night, Gawker blogger Ryan ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge

    Fox News Claims Wikipedia is in "Chaos" After Porn Purge
    Who's in charge of Wikipedia these days?  According to a Fox News source, "No one. It’s chaos.”If their recent report is to believed, Wikimedia Foundation President and Wikipedia co-founderJimmy Wales has seen his control of the site dramatically slashed and his rights reduced to the "same capabilities of a low-level administrator."That shocking claim comes in the wake of a pornography purge that began last week on Wikipedia.  The ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident

    Google Says That It Collected Data from Open Wi-Fi Networks by Accident
    Google has raised concerns on more than one occasion from users and privacy advocates who are concerned about the wealth of private data Google collects and stores. This information includes search history of users who use the search engine and more.One of the more controversial programs that Google runs is its Street View program. Google sends cars outfitted with cameras and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    ManagerLink's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    ManagerLink's Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back

    FCC Steps Up Internet Regulatory Efforts; Republicans, Telecoms Fight Back
    National broadband was one of the  key campaign promises  that President Barack Obama made in 2008.  His Federal Communication Commission chief, Chairman Julius Genachowski, has tried to deliver on that promise, but has a difficult path ahead.The FCC's plan to is to take spectrum from television, re-auction it to wireless companies, and use part of the proceeds to finance new lines for the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation

    Calling a Coworker Who is On Vacation
    A reader writes: My husband called a co-worker Tuesday night after 10:30 pm and talked until almost midnight about business. This person was also on vacation. This was not an emergency call and I feel, regardless of whether the co-worker kept the communication going, that my husband was out of bounds in making this call. Please advise. It totally depends on ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes

    China Forces Foreign Firms Selling to Government to Provide Encryption Codes
    There are many security companies that provide a wealth of products from security software to portable hard drives that use encryption to protect the data. The key to keeping the data secure on the drives is the security of the encryption keys.These keys are often the same for all of their products no matter what country they are sold in. That ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party

    How to Avoid Your Boss' Going-Away Party
    A reader writes: So my horrible boss is finally leaving (and the villagers rejoiced). She's doing it in a remarkably unethical way (we're going through some restructuring and she's submitting all her plans as if she's staying: once they are approved, committing the company to certain things that give her more flexibility, she's going to quit before the ink is dry), ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe

    Government to Launch Apple Antitrust Probe
    If there's one big company that knows to ruffle feathers, it would be Apple.  Apple has filed a  scatter-shot suit against HTC citing patent infringement, trying to slow down Google's Android OS's momentum.  And in the app arena, Apple has been waging a war of words and actions against Adobe's popular Flash medium.Apple has never allowed Flash Player to touch the iPhone - that ...
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    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad

    Apple Moves One Million Units of Its "Magical" iPad
    Many people weren't sure what to make of the Apple iPad when it was introduced by Steve Jobs in January. The iPad was meant to dive into a market that has largely failed to gain traction due to the use of Windows-based tablets and convertible notebooks that were never built from the ground up for touch-based input. However, Jobs must be ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates

    Facebook Instant Personalization Feature Protested by Privacy Advocates
    Facebook has found itself in hot water over the last few months with very public changes to its privacy policy that would result in more of a user's personal information being shared with third-party websites. The backtracking on privacy for users of the site has raised the ire of more than one consumer watchdog group and some Senators as well.Senator Schumer sent ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Asking for Time Off in a Busy Office

    Asking for Time Off in a Busy Office
    A reader writes: Summer's almost here, and I'm meant to be taking a week off for holiday. The trip is booked, it's been approved months ago by my boss, I've scheduled my requested time with an eye to our work cycle and done my best to get everything done and covered before I'm gone. However, two days before departure, my manager ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit

    Palm Suffers Another Setback as Executive, Retail Partner Quit
    The financial and structural problems for Palm continue to pile up with no apparent viable outcome other than selling the company.Palm started the week already under constant pressure, but it got worse when it was disclosed Michael Abbott, Palm Vice President of Software and Services, abandoned the company as Palm admitted it may be more difficult to find a new buyer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On

    Upcoming iPhone Leaked, Gizmodo Gadget Blog Gets Hands On
    "Is you is or is you ain't my baby?" Over the weekend, Engadget posted pictures of what it claimed to be the next generation iPhone 4G. The pictures sparked quite a debate over their authenticity and many flatly rejected the design saying that it was too ugly to be an iPhone. Detractors noted the blocky shape and seams along the edge ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks

    Windows Phone 7 Architecture Leaks
    This week, details about both the Windows Phone 7 architecture and low-end phone hardware for developing nations was aired.Microsoft faces much the same position as Palm does in the smartphone market -- it's losing marketshare to a charging Google and is falling farther away from entrenched market leaders Apple and Research in Motion.Microsoft's answer is a complete reboot of its smartphone franchise, however, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?

    Should You Quit Your Job (Even Now)?
    Your job is making you miserable. You dread getting up in the morning, you have nightmares about your boss and the thought of looking at that spreadsheet one more time literally makes you sick to your stomach. But no matter who you turn to, you get the same tired advice: now is not the time to quit. Six hundred thousand people ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Best Women-Run Blogs

    The Best Women-Run Blogs
    There are millions of blogs out there — how do you find ones worth your time? Sure, the number of Twitter followers is a good gauge of popularity, but there are plenty of exceptional reads flying under the radar. Whether writing about career advice, female empowerment or daily drama, here’s a list of 10 women-run blogs we love. 1) Penelope Trunk’s ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    MI5 Cutting Employees Who Lack Social Networking, Web 2.0 Skills

    MI5 Cutting Employees Who Lack Social Networking, Web 2.0 Skills
    The British Intelligence and Security Committee confirmed its MI5 agency is now replacing older staff members who are not tech savvy enough to stay in the British security agency."I think some of the staff perhaps aren't quite the ones that we will want for the future," said Jonathan Evans, MI5 Director General, in a statement in front of the committee.  Both voluntary ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This