Let’s face it — money talks. And for some jobs in 2011, there was a little more talking going on. We took a look at the top 20 jobs in 2011 that had the largest year-over-year salary growth. All of the positions had salary growth of at least 5 percent since last year. Many factors […]

 American employers stepped up their hiring in December, bringing the unemployment rate down again. The economy added 200,000 jobs in the month, the Labor Department reported Friday, closing out the year with 1.6 million jobs gained in 2011. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell to 8.5%, the lowest level since February 2009. The encouraging news was […]

  Hacker group Anonymous continued its battle with PayPal this week, encouraging users to cancel their accounts over recent arrests and the company’s refusal to handle transactions for whistleblower site Wikileaks. The effort, dubbed Operation PayPal (or #OpPayPal), kicked off around 4am Eastern time and called on Anonymous supporters to “immediately close their accounts and […]

 You’ve heard of employers conducting criminal and background checks. Now, some companies are also conducting social media checks of potential employees. Evan Urbania with Chatterbox, a social media consulting firm, explains there are companies who can gather all your online comments, posts, feeds and photos to create a profile of who you are online. “We […]

CIO – The City of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has never owned an Exchange server, but starting on Memorial Day it will roll out Exchange and Outlook e-mail for 2,700 of its workers. Winston-Salem – population 230,000 – is yet another in a recent spate of city governments that have chosen to move to a cloud […]

They came for the men first, as the security forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad killed, beat and arrested people protesting against his regime. Next, they came for the women of Syria’s revolution. Despite the threats, however, they refuse to be silenced. As the violence has become worse, women activists have organised a Friday protest […]

In an unfolding tale of Silicon Valley skulduggery, Facebook on Thursday fessed up to hiring a top-drawer PR firm to bash rival Google by planting negative stories in newspapers and across the blogosphere. The social networking giant’s admission that it had hired Burson-Marsteller to rustle up reporters and bloggers to attack the search giant for […]