Members of Congress, federal workers and legions of lobbyists may be fleeing Washington DC, seeking respite from another humid August, but local techies remain dutifully ensconced in their cubicles–sometimes for 16 hours a day.
A trade group composed of Microsoft Corp. rivals has urged the high court to take up the historic antitrust case against the company–suggesting that the appeal is perfectly suited to the fast-track treatment permitted under federal law.
Verizon Communications Inc.’s latest contract offer to striking telephone workers did little to address employee concern about mandatory overtime and job stress, the Communications Workers of America said.
A Boston technology firm is surreptitiously tracking computer users across the Internet on behalf of pharmaceutical companies, a practice that demonstrates the limits of a recent agreement to protect the privacy of Web surfers.
Wired staffer Tania Hersman writes: “Israel is often called Silicon Wadi due to its seemingly endless spawning of startups. Yet for the ordinary Haim on the Israeli street, the speediest Internet connection is ISDN, a measly 128 KBPS.”