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Apple in talks with A123 Systems over worker poaching

Apple is in talks to settle a lawsuit filed by electric-car battery maker A123 Systems, which has charged Apple with poaching five of its employees to set up a new battery division.


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Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley

Tech companies face growing concerns about inequality in Silicon Valley, arising largely from the gentrification and high-costs in the area driven by the influx of hi-tech employees.

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Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

Tech bigwigs send $415M deal with workers back to judge for OK

A proposed $415 million settlement between tech workers and Intel, Google, Apple and Adobe Systems is likely to be approved by the judge.

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6 blunders to avoid when dealing with end users

How IT pros can avoid blunders when interacting with end users.

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10 best tech jobs in America

Find out which tech jobs offer the highest job satisfaction, salaries and growth opportunity, according to data from Glassdoor.

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Future-proof your IT career: 8 tech areas that will still be hot in 2020

It’s prudent for IT pros to cultivate skills that are in high demand. Even better are skills that will stay in demand. Here are eight key technology areas that show no signs of falling out of favor.

Grassley's position on H-1B called ‘protectionist’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is leading an effort to make H-1B visas available to more workers.

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U.S. to allow some H-1B worker spouses to work

The White House today is giving final approval to a rule change that will allow the spouses of some H-1B visa workers to get jobs.

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Read the March Computerworld Digital Magazine!

Inside this edition: The 2015 Premier 100 IT leaders report, news analysis, opinions and more.

Facebook, other tech firms face pressure from drivers over work conditions

Facebook and other tech companies in Silicon Valley are facing increasing pressure from their shuttle drivers to improve working conditions amid concern about growing inequality in the area.

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About the Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards program

Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards honor individuals who have had a positive impact on their organization through technology.

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Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs

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In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking.

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So Cal Edison's IT layoffs are abuse of H-1B program, says U.S. lawmaker

Southern California Edison's decision to replace IT workers with H-1B visas workers employed by contractors is drawing more criticism from U.S. lawmakers, the latest from U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).

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Apple sued for poaching car battery engineers

Apple has been sued by electric car battery maker A123 Systems for poaching five of its employees to help set up a large scale battery division.

Linus Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown

If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals will be miserable

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Shanghai OnStar's Diane Jurgens and her grand China adventure

Diane Jurgens, the managing director of Shanghai OnStar, has a tale to tell about her life and work in China.

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