By John Sumser
I don't know about you, but my inbox has been backing up at an alarming rate. Where I could once pare it down to a half-dozen pieces that were well worth procrastinating, my email backlog is often several weeks old. I tend to glance at them when they come in, and then mull over the transaction... Read More »
By Kristin Marino
Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere. Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1. Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year-over-year... Read More »
By Fennit Nirappil
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Looks may not kill, but they can get you fired.
That's what a Northern California yoga instructor found after leading sessions at Facebook Inc.'s Menlo Park campus.
The instructor, Alice Van Ness, said she got fired after she glared at a Facebook employee who texted... Read More »
By Rob Gillies
TORONTO -- BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has hired a team of bankers to help it weigh its options as its business erodes in the face of an exodus to the iPhone and Android smartphones.
RIM issued a dire warning about its business Tuesday, saying it is losing money for the... Read More »
By Alastair Sharp
TORONTO -- The top lawyer at Research In Motion Ltd. has resigned and will soon leave the struggling BlackBerry maker, RIM said on Monday. She joins a parade of long-time company executives to depart since Thorsten Heins took over as CEO earlier this year.
The loss of Chief Legal Officer... Read More »
Going email free on weekends is a time management best practice. Every guru seems to agree that you should misplace the iPhone or Blackberry on Friday night, and check it only once or twice for emergencies before Sunday evening. That way you can feel relaxed without feeling tethered to work. Read More »
By Michael Liedtke
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Looking for a promising career in a lousy economy? A new study suggests you're apt to find it in apps - the services and tools built to run on smartphones, computer tablets and Facebook's online social network. Read More »
Two advertising agencies have now released video holiday cards starring the children of their employees. "Two makes a trend, right?" asks AdRants. Perhaps not, but these videos probably wouldn't exist if it weren't for other trends going on in the working world. Mainly, there's a new general appreciation that... Read More »
By Debra Auerbach, The Work Buzz
It's truly amazing what you can accomplish with today's smartphones. With just a click or touch, you can find a date, make restaurant reservations or set up a recording on your digital video recorder. So what about using your phone to look for a job?
We've told you about the... Read More »
By Gareth Parkin
About a month ago a mid-level executive I know in California asked my advice about getting a new cell phone. He said, "I don't really need or want a smart phone, I don't text or email from my phone. My old phone is dying though and they don't make this brand anymore, what would you... Read More »
Anyone who works in the typical office these days knows that dress codes are decidedly lax. Long gone are the days when men routinely donned suits and ties and women wore tailored dresses and pumps.
That may be a boon for workers who don't want to fuss about what to wear, day in and day out, but it can... Read More »
When Ross Waycaster began his studies at Mississippi State, the one thing he was sure of was that he loved making websites. He already had a background in computer programming, but as he plunged into his business information systems major, he sought a way to set himself apart in an ever-changing and... Read More »
NEW YORK -- BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. is cutting 2,000 jobs as part of a cost savings plan announced last month and is shuffling some senior executives.
The job cuts amount to about 10 percent of the company's work force. The company said Monday it will notify affected employees this week. It... Read More »