By Alexandra Hudson and Luke Baker – France’s push to use more European Central Bank money to fight the euro zone debt crisis ran into strong resistance from Germany and other EU partners on Friday, leaving Paris increasingly isolated before a crucial summit.
They will now meet twice — on Sunday and Wednesday — to adopt a comprehensive strategy to fight the crisis that began in Greece, spread to Ireland and Portugal and is now threatening to engulf bigger economies in the 17-nation currency area. more> http://tinyurl.com/3bqxpgu
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By Al Kamen – “We need to put people back to work right now!” President Obama told a cheering crowd in North Carolina. Well, maybe not exactly now. Depends on what the meaning of now is.
That’s because USAJobs, a Web site overseen by the Office of Personnel Management that acts as a clearinghouse for federal job postings, repeatedly crashed and malfunctioned while Obama’s bus merrily rolled along. more> http://tinyurl.com/3ncaxyu
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By Michael Cooney – The technology that makes up many of the systems in the IT world today is at a critical juncture and in the next five years everything from mobile devices and applications to servers and social networking will impact IT in ways companies need to prepare for now, Gartner Vice President David Cearley says.
Here are the Top 10 Tech Trends
- Media tablets and beyond
- Mobile-centric applications and interfaces
- Social and contextual user experience
- Application stores and marketplace
- The Internet of everything
- Next-generation analytics
- Big data
- In-memory computing
- Extreme low-energy servers
- Cloud computing
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