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Unemployment and Offshoring

Say I wanted to build a technology research company from scratch. I would hire all of the principal analysts and core management team (including IT) from US sources. All of the accounting, admin, international sales, research associates, call center sales, editorial support, translation services, report production, and IT services would be hired from offshore sources ...

Video iPods That Work

The Future of Portable Video Players – But Mr. Jobs outlined three reasons he doubted video players would ever approach the success of audio players – not even counting their high price ($700 and up) and the time-consuming difficulty of loading huge video files onto them. It was clear from his answers that Mr. Jobs ...

Businessweek on Indian Outsourcing

Corporate America’s Silent Partnet: India – The shift of skilled work to India is becoming one of Corporate America’s worst-kept secrets. Almost daily, India’s newspapers carry items on new plans by U.S. software, finance, or pharmaceutical companies to open or expand call centers and research labs. Officials from Bombay to Bangalore point to splashy new ...

Apple and PC Users Switch for a week

p. Britain’s Times ran a “(extlink)story”:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-8088-882668,00.html where they had a PC user and a Mac user switch for a week and then write about their experience. Overall, the article seems well written, with the overall conclusion that the Mac has an edge, but it’s probably not enough of one to justify switching from a PC ...

Cingular Wireless FastForward Feature

p. “(extlink)Cingular Wireless”:http://www.cingular.com has come up with a feature really helps to tie together cellular and landline phones. The “(extlink)FastForward”:http://www.cingular.com/beyond_voice/fastforward feature involves a small cradle/charger for your phone. While your phone is in the cradle, any calls to your mobile line can be forwarded to your landline automatically. Particularly useful inside old buildings like mine ...