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 […]

Fast-growing daily deal site Groupon Inc. has filed paperwork for its hotly anticipated initial public offering of stock. The regulatory filing Thursday sets the potential value of the IPO at $750 million. Groupon’s move follows an IPO by social-networking site LinkedIn that valued that company at $9 billion by the end of its first day […]

An international panel of experts says cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans after reviewing details from dozens of published studies. The statement was issued in Lyon, France, on Tuesday by the International Agency for Research on Cancer after a weeklong meeting of experts. They reviewed possible links between cancer and the type of electromagnetic radiation […]

The Securities and Exchange Commission wasted $1 million on virtual data storage it bought in 2008, the agency’s internal watchdog said, part of a series of investigations into the agency’s procurement practices. SEC Inspector General David Kotz is also expected to unveil soon the findings of a probe into the SEC’s leasing process, after the […]

IT organizations that have sought to reduce costs through outsourcing are finding the services end up being more costly than they thought, and the service providers can’t offer the flexibility that internal staff can.

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 […]

Microsoft announced an $8.5 billion acquisition of the Internet telephone service Skype Technologies SA from eBay and a group of private equity investors including Silicon Valley heavyweights Silver Lake Partners. The deal is Microsoft’s largest cash purchase in its 36-year long history.