All signs point to a job market that is very slowly improving. The latest labor market figures show gains in health care, temporary work, leisure and hospitality. Headhunters say competition is heating up for talent in science, technology, engineering and math.
Google disclosed recently that its Street View project had inadvertently collected personal data, and the company has faced an onslaught of investigations from two U.S. federal agencies and several European governments.
Unless you're one of those internet hermits still jammin' around with a Hotmail address (How's 1997? Can you bring me back a slap bracelet?), you likely have a few of what you might teasingly call "stalkers."
Like a good citizen of the Internet, I've been carefully building and maintaining my digital address books for years. Work e-mail addresses, nonwork e-mail addresses, cellphone numbers - the whole shebang. My electronic Rolodex now holds a few hundred names - a treasure trove of people, data, and memories good and bad.
As MySpace hooks up with MTV (whose parent Viacom once tried to buy it) and Facebook makes the cover of Newsweek, it's clear that social networking is only getting hotter. (But couldn't Newsweek find Mark Zuckerberg anecdotes that hadn't already appeared in Fortune?)
Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won't likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name.
All five of the Delaware County Community College campuses in Pennsylvania remain closed on Monday, four days after an e-mail threatening unspecified violence was received by college faculty, college officials said.
A tiny software company called meebo Wednesday opened a new channel of communication on the Web. Now, if you have a Web page your visitors can talk to you using instant messaging, even if you're away from your home computer. (That includes all you MySpace users.)
Last fall, Google sales chief Omid Kordestani speculated on the possibility of putting Google's lucrative contextual ads on television. Now the company is moving to make Google TV a reality by listing a job opening for a product manager to oversee the effort. The company is also hiring engineers in Mountain View, Calif. and London for the project. One feature we hope they'll add: Google search that finds your remote control when it gets lost between the sofa cushions.
Former Apple CEO John Sculley, Nextel and AT&T Wireless founder Craig McCaw, VOIP pioneer Jeff Pulver, and telecom banker Michael Price are backing a startup, Tello, which plans to merge instant messaging, VOIP, and cellphones.
An FBI intelligence analyst and a former official with the Philippines National Police were ordered Monday to remain jailed on charges they passed classified U.S. information to current and former members of the Filipino government.
Money Magazine: Eyes on Youupdated: Fri Jul 01 2005 00:01:00
Uh-oh, the boss is onto you. That's the message from a recent survey on workplace monitoring by the American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute. The key findings: