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+ - Jose Mujica: The world's 'poorest' president

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red crab writes "BBC News has carried out an article about Jose Mujica, labelled as the world's poorest president

It's a common grumble that politicians' lifestyles are far removed from those of their electorate. Not so in Uruguay. Meet the president — who lives on a ramshackle farm and gives away most of his pay. Mujica donates about 90% of his monthly salary, equivalent to $12,000 (£7,500), to charity. "This is a matter of freedom. If you don't have many possessions then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them, and therefore you have more time for yourself," he says."

+ - India's call centre growth slows down->

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red crab (1044734) writes "India's call centre industry has grown rapidly in the past decade, but recent research suggests it's no longer the world's biggest. Some British and American companies are moving operations back home, so what's the future for Indian phone bashers?
Other factors like rising labor costs and property prices in India are prompting compaines to move their businesses back to English speaking countries"

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+ - Microsoft criticizes Google on Books

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red crab writes "Book publishers worldwide concerned about online piracy have found an unexpected supporter in Microsoft. BBC is carrying a report in which Microsoft has openly castigated Google on its approach to copyright issues. Quoting Microsoft lawyer Thomas Rubin, "Companies that create no content of their own, and make money solely on the backs of other people's content, are raking in billions through advertising revenue and IPOs". Microsoft is expecting to take on Google Books with its recently launched Live Search Books. Google has defended its position saying that it has complied with all international copyright laws."

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