Angela Whisnant

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Amazon's German Workers Threaten Strike Before Christmas

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon.com's German operations could strike during the Christmas holiday season in a dispute over pay that has been raging for months, a trade union has warned.<p>"If I were Amazon I would not rely on being able to make all deliveries to customers on time before …

Skype adding message sync and more as it augments P2P with the cloud

Skype built its reputation on peer-to-peer networking, connecting video and audio calls using technology similar to that originally popularized by decentralized filesharing. Over the past few years, however, Skype has been moving to a new cloud infrastructure which relies more and more on the …

Microsoft Surface selling out? We've seen this movie before

Microsoft claims its Surface tablet is selling out. That should give pause to anyone who remembers the first-generation Surface debacle.<p>Microsoft says its Surface tablets are close to selling out. Hmm...Time for a reality check.<p>First, a mea culpa. I wrote a story or two last year about Surface …

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As U.S. struggles with health reform, the Amish go their own way

The debate over U.S. healthcare reform that has gripped the nation and led to a government shutdown is of small concern in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country for a very simple reason.<p>Along with eschewing cars and many other modern technologies, the descendants of 18th-Century German immigrants who …

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The 10 Jobs With The Biggest Projected Salary Gains In 2014

We all know that software jobs are taking over the world. With smartphones battling for dominance through their software and interface design, cars chock full of programmable devices (I don’t own one but every time I rent I feel like I need an hour-long tutorial just to use the radio), and wearable …