November 14, 2011
Oracle coughs up $35m owed in unpaid overtime pay On The Register, Paul Kunert reports on the case. “California County law states that staff working more than eight hours a day or 40 hours in a week are eligible for time-and-a-half. But Oracle wrongly classified the three groups of workers as administrative roles, making them exempt from the payments,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Typical day in the life of an iPad 2 On ZDNet, James Kendrick writes about how integral the tablet is to his work day. “While enjoying my caffeine fix I check the email that has come in during the previous night. While the Mail app on the iPad is not as good as the Gmail app on Android, it is good enough for everything I need to do. This app uses Gmail’s IMAP capability to handle labels in a way sufficient for my needs. I will be glad when Google gets the Gmail app of iOS fixed and back in the App Store for me to give it a try,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Cloud stocks flat as Salesforce.com earnings approach On Talkin’ Cloud, Matthew Weinbergerreports on notable stocks. “For the week ending Nov. 11, cloud computing stocks fell 0.22 percent — a somewhat weak showing, considering the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.4 percent for the week and the S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent. Ten of the 20 SaaS and cloud companies in the Talkin’ Clock Stocks Index saw their shares decline for the week (or you could say that half showed a gain, if you’re a glass-half-full kind of person),” he writes. What’s your opinion?