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Microsoft to ALEC: Buh-Bye

Microsoft to ALEC: Buh-Bye
Microsoft has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative public-policy lobbying group, CNET reports. The group’s lobbying efforts to block the development of renewable energy apparently was the last straw for Microsoft, which noted in a statement that the company had been involved in ALEC’s Communication and Technology Task Force, but had cut all ties to the group and would no longer pay dues to it.
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Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests

Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests
Even the alchemists responsible for concocting the horrific education policies designed to turn teaching and learning into a test score have been shaken hard enough to awaken from the nightmare scenario of fast-tracking high-stakes Common Core testing across the nation.
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Internet Software Delivery Guru Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

Internet Software Delivery Guru Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO
Microsoft has named Satya Nadella, an executive in charge of the company's small, but growing business of delivering software and services over the Internet its new CEO. Company founder Bill Gates is also leaving the chairman role for a new role as technology adviser.
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Outsourcing and Out of Line: Temporary Worker Visas Take American Jobs, Expedite Offshoring

Outsourcing and Out of Line: Temporary Worker Visas Take American Jobs, Expedite Offshoring
A $34 million settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and India-based consulting and outsourcing company Infosys is putting the issue of H-1B visa abuse back into the spotlight. The visas are ripe for abuse, especially among technology companies which have turned the visa program into a way to train foreign workers in the U.S. at low cost and then send them back to their home country with new skills.
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20 Years Running, Gates Remains America's Richest Man

20 Years Running, Gates Remains America's Richest Man
Gates tops America's richest man list 20 years in a row, with an estimated net worth of $72 billion.
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