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  • Fiorina had that job-killing touch

    09/25/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/24/15 | Richard Rapaport
    That Carly Fiorina was a one-woman wrecking crew during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard was never in doubt. But what follows is a tale that is now being picked up and distributed as the Republican Party seeks a nominee who combines business savvy and executive know-how. Sadly, the former executive who most closely fits this particular bill also has exhibited the kind of corporate arrogance and blind certitude that came close to sinking what had been considered among the world’s best technology companies: Hewlett-Packard. At HP beginning in the mid-1990s, Fiorina was responsible for the ill-fated merger with Compaq,...
  • Newsweek.com Will Cease to Exist on July 19 (Only the Print Magazine will Remain)

    07/11/2011 10:15:41 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 49 replies
    NYMAg ^ | 7/11/11 | NYMag
    Right now if you go to newsweek.com, you'll see a basic magazine website, updated with content from the print version of the mag and a top navigation bar that directs you to content on its sister site, dailybeast.com. But starting July 19, we hear, newsweek.com will no longer exist. Instead that URL will redirect users to a channel on the Daily Beast site, like its current "politics," "entertainment," and "fashion" verticals. The Newsweek channel will still have all the archived magazine content from before (unlike Time, Newsweek puts all of its print content online), and it will be edited and...
  • Education: Computer science graduating class of 2007 smallest this decade

    03/05/2008 2:54:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies · 384+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 2008-05-08 | Patrick Thibodeau
    March 5, 2008 (Computerworld) Enrollments in computer science programs, which plunged after the dot-com bust, may have leveled off, according to new data from the Computing Research Association (CRA). The group follows year-over-year enrollment and graduate trends at 170 Ph.D.-granting institutions. But this leveling is happening only after the number of bachelor's degree graduates has apparently hit a trough. In the 2006-'07 academic year, only 8,021 students graduated with computer science degrees from these schools -- the lowest number of graduates this decade. By contrast, in 2003-'04 -- the high point of this decade -- 14,185 students were awarded bachelor's...
  • Which economy, stupid?

    04/11/2007 7:41:59 PM PDT · by ensignsj · 4 replies · 405+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 4-11-07 | Rochester Pundit
    A Bush spokesman raises eyebrows by suggesting that the current economic surge is more robust than the surge of the late '90's Allow me to preface this post by saying that presidents always get way too much credit and blame for the state of the economy. Having said that, it's interesting to compare the economic conditions of the Bush presidency to the Clinton presidency. Bush Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto told the Examiner that "This is a much stronger expansion in a lot of ways. It's much deeper and more measured."
  • Oregon: Jobs, cash gone, but fiber cables remain

    12/11/2002 1:34:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 155+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | Tuesday, December 10, 2002 Posted: 9:55 AM EST (1455 GMT) | The Associated Press.
    <p>PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- More than 140,000 miles of fiber-optic cable lie buried along Oregon's Interstate 5 corridor, the remains of a latter-day gold rush to capitalize on a 1990's telecommunications boom.</p> <p>Now, after $1 billion of investment, about 95 percent of the fiber goes unused and nearly half the companies that laid the line are bankrupt.</p>