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Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

Steve Jobs' Brutal Reaction To News He'd Gotten a Google Employee Fired

This emoticon has never looked so evil

New documents show that Steve Jobs, angry over a violation of a non-compete deal, reacted to news that he'd gotten a Google employee fired with a :) emoticon. Read More »

Google, Apple Involved In Huge Wage-Theft Lawsuit

Google, Apple Involved In Huge Wage-Theft Lawsuit

Emails show tech execs willfully stifled wage competition

A class action lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice alleges that major Silicon Valley companies owe employees an estimated $9 billion in stolen wages. Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg Slashes His Salary To $1 But ...

Mark Zuckerberg Slashes His Salary To $1 But ...

It's perhaps the ultimate status symbol in Silicon Valley: You're so rich, so successful, you voluntarily slash your salary to nothing. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook billionaire, just joined that club. SEC filings show that in 2013, he will earn just $1, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Starting... Read More »

Silicon Valley Job Growth Exploding: Another Bubble Ready To Burst?

Silicon Valley Job Growth Exploding: Another Bubble Ready To Burst?

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- The Silicon Valley is leading the rest of the country out of the recession with increased jobs, income and initial public offerings last year, according to a new regional report, which found that employment growth in the region has returned to levels last seen during the dot-com boom of... Read More »

Is 48 Too Old To Be Working?

Is 48 Too Old To Be Working?

Baby boomers aren't retiring. Recession-battered savings, and the prospect of a decades-long retirement, have left them clinging to their jobs, keeping our nation's youth out of the workforce and forever stunting the younger generation's career potential. That's the story we often hear. But that's not the... Read More »

Best Employer In America Is ...

Best Employer In America Is ...

For all the high-profile woes Facebook has encountered in recent months because of its botched $16 billion stock offering last spring and complaints by users about privacy, the social-media powerhouse remains an attractive company to work for. In fact, Facebook Inc. topped the latest list of best employers,... Read More »

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

By John Rogers LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States. Not this week, however, after about... Read More »

Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

Silicon Valley: Worst Place In America For Over-40 Workers?

By Sarah McBride When Randy Adams (shown above), 60, was looking for a chief-executive officer job in Silicon Valley last year, he got turned down from position after position that he thought he was going to nail -- only to see much younger, less-experienced men win out. Finally, before heading into his... Read More »

Randi Zuckerberg: The Controversial Ambassador For Women In Tech

Randi Zuckerberg: The Controversial Ambassador For Women In Tech

Silicon Valley has several spokeswomen, like Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg, who routinely offers up advice to young women, or Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, the first-ever pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 company. But women in technology now have a new ambassador, whether they like it or not: Mark Zuckerberg's... Read More »

Shockingly High Salaries At Tech Startups

Shockingly High Salaries At Tech Startups

The word "startup" for many people conjures up images of a newly formed tech company filled with young, not-too-well paid staffers who are hoping their stock options might be worth something someday. But that's changing -- at least in tech hotspots, such as Silicon Valley, according to a new online... Read More »

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

Male-Dominated Silicon Valley Stung By Sexual Harassment Allegations

A run-of-the-mill sexual harassment lawsuit has upended high-tech Silicon Valley with allegations that the best jobs are limited to men. Read More »

The Real Reason Why A Woman Doesn't Run Facebook?

The Real Reason Why A Woman Doesn't Run Facebook?

By Marcus Wholsen SAN FRANCISCO -- Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem. From board rooms to "brogrammers," men still dominate many corners of the tech industry, where the pantheon of famous founders -- from Hewlett and Packard... Read More »

HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs, Says It Is 'Making Real Progress'

HP To Cut 27,000 Jobs, Says It Is 'Making Real Progress'

By Michael Liedtke SAN FRANCISCO -- Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has quantified the painful price that must be paid for the missteps of her predecessors as she tries to turn around the Silicon Valley pioneer. The bungling will wipe out 27,000 jobs so HP can save enough money to lift its earnings and... Read More »

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology? Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Read More »

Recovery Bypasses Silicon Valley Non-Tech Workers

Recovery Bypasses Silicon Valley Non-Tech Workers

By Marcus Wholsen MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Daniel Macias is the face of Silicon Valley seldom seen by those who don't live there. When he was 19, he wasn't starting what would become one of the world's most successful tech companies, like Mark Zuckerberg did at that age when he founded Facebook. Macias spent... Read More »

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Finding, Keeping Talented Workers Leads Colo. Firms To Offer Awesome Perks

Silicon Valley with its many high-tech firms is one region well known for its ample -- and sometimes quirky -- work perks. Not be outdone, Boulder, Colo., a city long known for its left-leaning politics and concern for the environment, is also a haven for workers who enjoy all manner of employer-paid... Read More »

'Apps Economy' Creates Nearly Half Million Jobs In 5 Years, Study Says

'Apps Economy' Creates Nearly Half Million Jobs In 5 Years, Study Says

Americans love their mobile devices. So much so that last year, for the first time ever, smartphones, such as Apple Inc.'s popular iPhone, outsold personal computers. Helping to drive demand are "apps," inexpensive programs that are essentially mini computer applications. Apps are a boon for users who want... Read More »

Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth In Jobs, Wealth

Report: Silicon Valley Sees Growth In Jobs, Wealth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Silicon Valley is creating jobs and wealth for highly skilled workers but may be leaving some residents behind as employment closes in on pre-Great Recession levels, according to a report released Tuesday. Read More »

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

Awesome Workplaces In Silicon Valley For Games And Activities [Infographic]

When it comes to perks, few employers can match those that high-tech companies in Silicon Valley have to offer. Whether it's generous salaries, pet-friendly offices, or on-site services such as gyms and yoga classes, corporate juggernauts such as Google, Twitter and LinkedIn seem to have it all. Behind all... Read More »

7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

7 Companies With The Best Food Perks [Infographic]

Who among us doesn't enjoy a good meal -- and it's even better if it's free or at least doesn't cost a lot. Workers on Wall Street have long enjoyed free food as a perk that goes with the job. The rationale behind the benefit is really rather simple: Instead of being out on the streets of Manhattan, fishing... Read More »

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