How To Specialize Yourself Right Out Of A Job

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Description: For decades, experts and specialists have been highly valued and sought after. However, these specialist rely on niche funding whereas generalists are widely employable. It appears that in the midst of an economic recession the jack-of-all-trades may find the most success. Source: Date: August 29th, 2012 For the past several decades, the specialist… Read more »

How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

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Description: Not long ago, Apple boasted that its products were made in America. Today, few are. Source: nytimes .com Date: Jan 21, 2012 When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.   But as Steven P. Jobs of… Read more »

12 IT Outsourcing Predictions for 2012

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Description: In 2011, the IT outsourcing industry was marked by smaller deals, leery customers, profit-squeezed IT service providers and a lot of cloud computing talk. Much of that could continue next year, but as our 12 predictions for 2012 indicate, you can expect some new IT outsourcing developments–maybe even a few firsts. Source: Date:… Read more »

Outsource your errands online

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Description: CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall talks about the latest trend in tech: outsourcing your errands to people looking to make money. Source: Date: Nov 15, 2011 Questions for discussion: What is the business model for this type of e-commerce business? What risks would this type of site have to mitigate to make this a viable… Read more »

Bit by Bit, Work Exchange Site Aims to Get Jobs Done

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Description: Mr. Rosedale, 43, is back with a new business called Coffee and Power, where people buy and sell most any kind of task, like making Halloween costumes or writing sophisticated software. Source: Date: Nov 6, 2011 To prove his point that a work exchange could function, Mr. Rosedale built the software for his… Read more »

So far, rivals can’t beat iPad’s price

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Description: The iPad 2, unveiled on Wednesday, offers several sleek improvements over its predecessor. But its most attractive feature is perhaps the same one its predecessor had: the price tag Source: Date: March 7, 2011 “There have been nearly a hundred competitive tablets that have been introduced since the iPad,” said Toni Sacconaghi, an analyst… Read more »

When the Assembly Line Moves Online

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Description: DO one assigned task on your computer. It shouldn’t take you more than two seconds. Repeat 14,399 times. Congratulations! Your eight-hour work day is complete. Source: Date: Oct. 30, 2010 No such workplace yet exists, but with the fiendishly clever creation of standardized two-second tasks, delivered to any computer connected to the Internet,… Read more »