Both Bush and Kerry have said more on the issue. Bush is betting on streamlining regulations and continued tax-free access to reach universal access by 2007. Kerry goes a little farther, advocating 20 percent tax credits for companies that invest in next generation networks.
Hewlett-Packard and T-Mobile will distribute a new version of the iPaq handheld that can bounce back and forth between cellular and Wi-Fi networks. It's a phone, it's a camera, it's an MP3 player, and it can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
I have mixed feelings about all-in-one devices . None of them are going to make me throw away my digital camera or my MP3 player, at least not yet. But the network-switching function is a step forward. I use my cell phone at least half the time at home (since I don't use a … Read more
I'm not sure why it's so addictive because, from an objective point of view, it's really geeky. You get a bunch of friends, sit around for three hours and draft real-life players onto your fantasy team. Then you compete against your friends to see whose team can compile the best scores based on the real-life statistics. Add in doses of trash-talking, taunting, elevated pride and burnt egos, and you get the idea of why there are 7 million fantasy sports players in the United States.
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But here's what caught my eye: The report suggests that all the noise made by antioffshoring activists has paradoxically, helped accelerate … Read more
Monday's D-Day for outsourcing junkies when Forrester Research issues its long-awaited study on the number of American jobs being sent offshore. Forrester helped fan the fires of this debate a couple of years back when it predicted the U.S. would lose 3.3 million jobs. I can't help wondering whether offshoring would have turned into such a big campaign issue for 2004 had the economy not undergone a recession and subsequent slow-growth recovery. John McCarthy, who authored the original report, complained to the Wall Street Journal earlier this spring that he was miffed how people were seizing … Read more
I wonder whether the preliminary results of India??s parliamentary vote will impact the country's future as an outsourcing hotbed. Looks as if the ruling BJP is going to lose a lot of seats to the Congress Party. Could that result in a cooling--or even reversal--of India's welcoming stance on foreign-owned companies setting up shop?
Floor is open. Who will last the tango? Meanwhile good news on the jobs front in Silicon Valley. After announcing a helluva strong quarter, Cisco announced plans to hire up to 1,000 salesmen and engineers--mostly in the United States.
What do you know? Joe Lieberman says Uncle Sam needs to think up new ways to deal with the human costs of offshore outsourcing--including the possibility of wage-loss insurance.What was once a far-out idea is quickly gaining currency with the mainstream. The same sentiment was reflected in the results of the CNET-Harris Interactive poll we published last week. My take is that the numbers reflect the enlightened self-interest of many--though not a majority--in the business world.
Received some interesting feedback on my last post. Several readers took me to task for mentioning the race issue, accusing me of searching out an issue that does not exist. Maybe, maybe not.
On Friday, I dropped by the offices of The Indus Entrepreneurs, which was hosting a press reception in advance of their big conference later this week. One of the folks I spoke with was Kanwal Rekhi, one of the big names in the Indian-American high-tech community. Rekhi is aware of the "Lou Dobbs" effect, but he nonetheless believes things are a lot better for Indian … Read more