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+ - A hospital delivering domestic violence restraining orders via teleconference-> 1

Submitted by Gamoid
Gamoid (656769) writes "I talked to a hospital that's delivering restraining orders to victims of domestic abuse via teleconferencing, helping to protect them in their most vulnerable time. It's not even a drop in the ocean, but it's a really cool story about how technology can be used to help people — and how the legal system still needs to catch up with technological progress."
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+ - Is there really a tech worker shortage?->

Submitted by Gamoid
Gamoid (656769) writes "Silicon Valley says that we need more H-1B visas because there aren't enough developers and software engineers in the United States. But there's an increasing body of evidence to suggest that the real issue is that Silicon Valley companies aren't hiring the many, many talented people here in the US."
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+ - Matrix: A new open source standard for IM, VOIP, and video chat->

Submitted by Gamoid
Gamoid (656769) writes "I talked to Matrix, an open source initiative that's trying to build a new, open, federated standard for chat, voice, and video that enables rich applications to be built but that still allow users of different clients to talk to each other. It's only two weeks old, but Matrix has a lot of potential."
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+ - Google just rebranded all its enterprise software to "Google at Work"->

Submitted by Gamoid
Gamoid (656769) writes "Just like it says in the title: Google has announced that it's changed the umbrella heading of all of its enterprise tools (Google Apps, the Google Cloud Platform, the Google Search Appliance) to Google at Work, saying they move too fast to be considered "enterprise" in the traditional sense."
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