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First, kill all the lawyers

While reading about Microsoft’s current court dealings, I couldn’t help but recall Shakespeare’s words. I’ll leave the judgment as to whether he was endorsing or cursing the legal profession for the reader to Google; to me, it is the later. First, there is Burst.com — a firm that worked with Microsoft for two years (will […]

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Web/Tech

Dell brings work home from India

In a move that runs 180-degrees counter to U.S. trends, Dell is moving some technical supports jobs back to the U.S. The Austin American-Statesman reported Saturday that Dell was responding to corporate customer complaints; business customers account for most of the firm’s revenue. Dell moved these jobs offshore three years ago. Some analysts may suggest […]

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UN gives nod to open source software

On the eve of the first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the United Nations (UN) has issued its third E-Commerce and Development Report, which focuses on information and communications technologies (ICT). Media have focused on the report’s observations on offshore outsourcing. However, there are other interesting bits in the report. For instance, the […]