indian_rediff writes "IE's slide continues. Firefox has gained the most at the expense of IE's recent slide. According to a Computerworld article (which is quoting Net Applications' monthly survey of browsers used), the slide seems to be gaining traction. There is no compelling need to refer anyone to IE. Also, Firefox's lack of issues has pushed its profile in the public's eye."Link to Original Source
indian_rediff writes "Vivek Kundra used to be the CTO for Washington, DC. The department is under an FBI investigation. To be fair, Vivek Kundra has not been accused of any malfeasance — yet. And now this new revelation. Vivek Kundra was caught shoplifting 4 shirts from J C Penney when he was 21! What gives? Can't this administration anyone that is not tainted? Read all about it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=7154315&page=1"
indian_rediff writes "Businessweek has a story of a couple of 'IT consultants' that are in the US on H-1B visas and are suing their employer for underpaying them. Looks like the truth is out! The visa applications by Patni Computers stated that their regular salaries were going to be 44,000 "which it said was more than the $43,867 prevailing wage it determined for a midlevel programmer and analyst". It turns out that their "base salary was $23,310". Will we see the real truth behind the blood sucking consulting industry of imported labor?"Link to Original Source
indian_rediff writes "In this Reuters news story, Norway is telling Apple to allow other devices to read from iTunes downloads. From the story, it looks like Europe is doing what the US should be doing with a company that is owning over 70% of a market.
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?typ e=technologyNews&storyID=2007-01-25T170711Z_01_L25 510487_RTRUKOC_0_US-APPLE-ITUNES-NORWAY.xml&WTmodL oc=TechNewsHome_C2_technologyNews-2
From TFA: "They must make iTunes music compatible with other players than the iPod by the end of September, or we will take them to court," the ombudsman, Bjoern Erik Thon, told Reuters."