McGruber writes: The Associated Press (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/justice-dept-sues-ebay-for-allegedly-agreeing-with-intuit-not-to-hire-each-others-employees/2012/11/16/4352fa4e-303a-11e2-af17-67abba0676e2_story.html) is reporting that the US Justice Department is suing eBay for allegedly agreeing with Intuit not to hire each other’s employees.
According to the article, "eBay’s agreement with Intuit hurt employees by lowering the salaries and benefits they might have received and deprived them of better job opportunities at the other company,” said acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Wayland, who is in charge of the Justice Department’s antitrust division. The division “has consistently taken the position that these kinds of agreements are per se (on their face) unlawful under antitrust laws.”
McGruber writes: MSNBC has the news (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45870452/ns/today-travel/t/canadian-man-uses-ipad-enter-us/) of a Canadian man who says "a slightly annoyed U.S. border officer let him cross into the United States from Quebec after he presented a scanned copy of his passport on his Apple iPad."
The iPad: It's not just for slicing vegetables any more! (http://gawker.com/5507849/stephen-colbert-shows-off-his-ipads-vegetable+slicing-capabilities)
McGruber writes: The Wall Street Journal is reporting (online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204879004577108672160430712.html) that tech interns are in high demand in the bay area. According to the author, "Technology giants like Google Inc. have been expanding their summer-intern programs, while smaller tech companies are ramping up theirs in response—sometimes even luring candidates away from college."
Meanwhile in NYC, CIOs lament that they are unable to retain 20-something techies according to a report in Network World (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/122311-outlook-staffing-quit-254362.html). Says one CIO, "It puts us in a really uncomfortable position to have this kind of turnover because knowledge keeps walking out the door. We invest in training people and bringing them up to speed to where they need to be, and boom they're gone. That has been my biggest struggle and concern."