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Daily news and top headlines for IT professionals

Working Under Your Robot Boss's Watchful Eye

August 1, 2012 11:43 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Microsoft is developing a mobile robot with video, speakers, and a microphone to allow teleworkers to move around the office.

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Panasonic CEO: U.S. Can't Attract Manufacturing

August 1, 2012 11:38 am | by CNN | Videos

Panasonic CEO Joe Taylor talks to CNN's Piers Morgan about manufacturing in the U.S. and its current complications.

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Make Anything A Touchscreen

August 1, 2012 11:28 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Microsoft and its partners are developing projectors that interacts with any surface or body motion, turning almost anything into a touchscreen.

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Is The Party Over For Planemakers?

July 31, 2012 3:32 pm | by Reuters | Videos

As defense budgets around the world are slashed and airlines struggle with high fuel prices and falling demand, Reuters asks whether the party's over for the world's big planemakers.

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U.S. Economic Growth Slows

July 30, 2012 12:04 pm | by Associated Press | Videos

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowdown in growth adds to worries that the economy could be stalling three years after the recession ended.

The New York Times Enters 'The Cloud'

July 26, 2012 4:04 pm | by New York Times | Videos

Sam Grobart of The New York Times visits Telx, a Manhattan-based company that connects all the data out there to our personal computers.

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Knocking Hard On Apple's Door

July 26, 2012 3:54 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Google's Nexus 7 tablet is selling out, making the company a potential threat to Apple in the hardware business. And Google isn't the only one looking to cut into Apple's dominance.

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Young Workers Target Apprenticeships

July 25, 2012 11:47 am | by Reuters | Videos

One British car factory has doubled its numbers of young people in apprenticeship schemes as jobs become harder to find.

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U.S. Design = U.S. Profits?

July 25, 2012 11:41 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says concern about China manufacturing is overblown because as long as things are designed in the US, that's where the profits stay.

The Greatest Machine That Never Was

July 25, 2012 11:30 am | by TED | Videos

John Graham-Cumming tells the story of Charles Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered "analytical engine" and how Ada Lovelace, mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron, saw beyond its simple computational abilities to imagine the future of computers.

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iPhone 5: Small Design Changes, Big Impact

July 25, 2012 11:23 am | by CBS News | Videos

It's a small design change with a potentially big impact on iPhone users. Apple is reportedly ditching the 30-pin connector it has used on all of its mobile devices since the early iPods in favor of a newer smaller 19-pin connector in the new iPhone 5.

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The Key To Job Growth In the U.S. Is...

July 24, 2012 3:04 pm | by CNN | Videos

Fred Smith, the founder of American Express, believes the answer lies in stumulating private spending on capital goods and services. But just how do we go about doing that?

Venture Capitalist: Google Has All The Money, No Innovation

July 23, 2012 3:54 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Google Chairman Eric Schmidt the company has no idea how to invest its money.

Private Spy Drones Are Coming

July 20, 2012 3:29 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Drones are moving off the battlefield and into everyday life, but some worry what will happen when anyone can afford a spy in the sky.

Microsoft Revamps Office for Tablets, Internet

July 19, 2012 11:32 am | by Associated Press | Videos

New versions of Microsoft's word processing, spreadsheet, and email programs will sport touch-based controls and emphasize Internet storage to reflect an industry-wide shift away from the company's strengths in desktop and laptop computers.

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Tech Tips For Older Job Seekers

July 18, 2012 3:06 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Finding a job is never easy, but especially not for older workers who have either been out of the workforce for a while or whose technology skills may not be as up to date as the market demands.

Getting Paid To Use Your Vacation Days

July 18, 2012 1:23 pm | by CNN | Videos

One CEO is offering his employees a $7,500 bonus for employees to take their allocated vacation time.

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Redefining Middle Class Jobs

July 18, 2012 1:16 pm | by CNN | Videos

Richard Florida joins Christine Romans to address the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs and rise in service industry jobs.

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The Steve Jobs Story (Part 2)

July 18, 2012 1:12 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Steve Jobs had an amazing career and life. Biographer Walter Isacson discusses the Apple founder's return to Apple in the late 1990s and his last days.

The Steve Jobs Story (Part 1)

July 17, 2012 4:04 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Steve Jobs was already gravely ill with cancer when he asked author Walter Isaacson to write his biography. Jobs told Isaacson to write an honest book -- about his failings and his strengths as a businessman and a person.

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