Reproductivity vs productivity; By offering to freeze eggs of female employees, IT companies want to boost their profits
November 21, 2014
By offering to freeze eggs of female employees, IT companies want to boost their profits The controversial decision of Facebook and Apple to offer women workers special perks to postpone their motherhood has revived old concerns about status of women in the technology business. The financial incentives to women workers to freeze their eggs so that they can have children at any stage past their reproductive years is being seen as a deadly weapon in what is dubbed as 'perks arms race' in the Silicon Valley. On the face, it appears that tech companies are genuinely interested in the welfare of women employees, while in reality women workers are being offered a bait to trade their reproductivity for their work productivity. The number of women employed in the technology sector is dwindling. IT companies are using advancements in human reproductive technologies to boost their own productivity and profits. Fertility of women workers has been reduced to a material input in the highly competitive technology business in its pursuit of markets and profits. It is critical to focus on this sector - more than manufacturing - since it is expanding with growing consumption of digital products globally.

United States: 'Vape' is English Word of the Year for 2014, Oxford Says
November 21, 2014
This year's English word of the year, as chosen by the Oxford Dictionaries, is one you might never have heard: "vape." "Vape" is the verb that describes inhaling and exhaling the vapor from an electronic cigarette or similar device. It can also be used as a noun referring to the action or the device.

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November 21, 2014
(RTTNews) - Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell on Nov 20. We have 20+ stocks listed here. The good news is you can skip this step. There is a next move that can make your life a lot easier. Our research team has already done the groundwork for you. All these stocks listed below and many more have been researched already, and a few stocks have been short-listed as potential gainers. Click here to find out more... 1. Apparel retailer Gap Inc. (GPS) reported an increase in profit for the third quarter, reflecting lower tax rate and decline in sales costs. Nevertheless, revenues for the quarter dropped from last year, hurt mostly by the continued weak sales at its namesake brand. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter came in short of Wall Street estimates. Moving ahead, the company lowered its annual financial outlook, sending its shares down about 4 percent in the extended trading hours.

-3M Two-Phase Immersion Cooling with Novec Fluid named 'Best Application of Green Computing' in 2014 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards
November 21, 2014
ENP Newswire - 21 November 2014 Release date- 20112014 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - HPCwire recently named the proof-of-concept supercomputer developed by 3M in collaboration with Intel and SGI and cooled by 3M Novec Engineered Fluid as the 'Best Application of Green Computing in HPC' in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards.

We've Got Your Black Friday Deals Here
November 21, 2014
MORE THAN one in three U.S. adults - 89 million Americans in all - will buy at least one electronics product over the weekend between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, say researchers at the Consumer Electronics Association. For the second year in a row, tablets are tops on shopping lists. But televisions are a close second, moving up from fourth place last year, as our collective appetite for bigger and better screens keeps growing, and sharper prices make all seem possible. Laptop/notebook computers, smartphones and video-game consoles are high-priority items, too, says CEA. And we're thinking that wireless and streaming video and audio devices (Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, Sonos) will be the sleeper hits of the season.

Mentor Graphics Q3 Results Top Estimates, Guides Q4 Below Street - Shares Due off After-Hours Halt at 4:35 p.m. ET
November 20, 2014
Mentor Graphics (MENT) reported Q3 earnings and revenue that were higher than the Street view but guided for Q4 results below expectations.

United States : Hagens Berman Reminds Investors of the Upcoming Lead Plaintiff Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against GT Advanced Technologies, Inc.
November 20, 2014
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a national investor-rights law firm, reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed against GT Advanced Technologies Inc. The suit is pending in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and investors have until December 8, 2014 to move for lead plaintiff.

Program Manager 9925424
November 20, 2014
Iowa Association of Business and Industry has issued the following Job Vacancy: Wage Location = BELLEVUE, NE 68005 BAE Systems is seeking a strong, enthusiastic and experienced senior Program Manager for the Mission Systems Business Unit. The Program Manager will lead the Air vehicle Planning System V (APS V) program. The Program Manager is accountable for all aspects of assigned program execution (cost, schedule, technical performance and customer engagement) with particular emphasis on delivering customer satisfaction, financial performance, and organic (follow-on and re-compete) business growth while meeting contractual requirements. The Program Manager has the authority to make cogent and timely decisions related to the project and acts as primary point of contact between BAE Systems and the customer system program office and key customer stakeholders. The Program Manager is responsible and accountable to the Line Management for program execution, profitability, timeliness, and overall success. Leads or participates in the creation of new business strategies and in the development of strategic and financial plans Ensures that program commitments are met and accomplished in line with the Mission Systems business objectives. *Required Skills and Education*

J.K. Shin, co-CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communication, Samsung - Most Powerful Person in Wireless and Wireline
November 19, 2014
What makes him powerful: In 2013, Samsung Electronics unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone at a splashy, Broadway-style event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City that some labeled over the top. In a much more subdued event in 2014, Samsung co-CEO J.K. Shin, the head of the company's mobile division, took the stage in February at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, to announce the company's new flagship smartphone, the S5. The juxtaposition of the two events is emblematic of Shin and Samsung's continued evolution. Shin still leads the world's largest smartphone maker in the world, but in 2014 both he and the company he oversees have been humbled and forced to recalibrate in the face of a changing smartphone landscape.

The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014
November 19, 2014
Ever wonder what it takes to change the direction of an entire industry? If so, you might want to take a cue from some of the players we have featured here, on our Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014 list.


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