MBC1977 writes: "Rumor on Wall Street is that Microsoft is expected to announce Tuesday that they have purchased Skype for $7 to $8 Billion dollars. Can Microsoft do better than eBay (who also had purchased Skype and sold it back to the founders for 2.75 Billion dollars) with this purchase?" Link to Original Source
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Friday that Bose, the 81-year-old founder of the sound system company that bears his name, has donated the majority of Bose Corp.'s stock to the school.
MBC1977 writes: Apparently the Apple is continuing their defense of the children by limiting the purchases of their new iPad (for life mind you, as one gentleman found out). At what point does a company's genius crossover into insanity, is the $64,000 dollar question of the day. Link to Original Source
MBC1977 writes: Uncle Sam is now offering a variety of summer jobs (i.e. recruitment) to all high school age programmers / hackers. Could be fun, or could be a way to track future programmers. I'd be wary... Link to Original Source
This brings up an interesting question, how does one quantify an individual's (or any potential job position) work / delivery potential? I wonder because this could change the dynamic of employer / worker relationships and how they are valued.