Monthly Archives: January 2012

Boom in tech jobs; La Tribune ends daily print run; India shrine goes green; Poll-time pyrotechnics; Bill Gates’ frugal tastes; Books and bans

1 Technology jobs boom unlike other sectors’ (San Francisco Chronicle) Hiring in the technology sector is gaining momentum. Among US technology companies with a market value of more than $100 million, almost 50 increased employment by more than half in … Continue reading

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Old techies can’t get hired; Americans’ taste for business; The Next 4 billion; Women are savvier car buyers; India realty firms in asset sales

1 Old techies can’t get hired (The New York Times) Silicon Valley may be booming again, but times are still tough for the 200 out-of-work professionals who crowd into Sunnyvale’s City Hall every Thursday morning. Most of them hold advanced … Continue reading

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Global economy deep in danger zone; Trade deficit for Japan; Record net profit for Apple; Worrying win for India’s extremes; UK debt hits a trillion

1 Global economy deep in danger zone (BBC) The world’s economy is “deeply into the danger zone” because of risks from the eurozone, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. The IMF predicts the global economy will grow by 3.25% … Continue reading

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‘Discouraged workers’; China’s new corporate champs; Getting the loot back; Rise of Islamist parties; Slavery in Asia; Growing 1% of Indians

1 ‘Discouraged workers’ (BBC) The outlook for the global labour market has worsened from last year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says. It called the situation an “urgent challenge” and said governments needed to create 600 million jobs over the … Continue reading

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The conference room spy; Flaunting wealth in China; Disrupt or be disrupted; Log off and live life; Sri Lankans — Eye donors to the world

1 The spy on the conference table (International Herald Tribune) One afternoon this month, a hacker took a tour of a dozen conference rooms around the globe via equipment that most every company has in those rooms; videoconferencing equipment. With … Continue reading

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Why students leave engineering track; Italy’s big reforms; Amazon ‘fulfilment’ centre in India; Malawi women fight to wear pants; Driving in China

A1 Why students leave the engineering track (The New York Times) Amid broader discussions about the future of the American work force, the National Science Foundation has released a comprehensive report on the state of engineering and science in America. … Continue reading

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Finance is not evil; Apple eyes $10bn textbook biz; Islam’s pluralism; Love India, but can’t live here; Social media burnout among India youth

1 Finance is not evil (The New York Times) When I spoke at a college recently, I was startled by one question: Is it immoral for students to seek banking jobs? The corollary question is this: Is it unethical to … Continue reading

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