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New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise It Pay For Women
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New Law in Mass. Attempts to Raise It Pay For Women

A new Massachusetts statute signed this month by Gov. Charlie Baker could help close the wage gap between men and women in the information technology industry.

Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter
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Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter

The U.S. technology worker population currently totals 4.8 million, according to CBRE's 2016 Scoring Tech Talent report.

Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds
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Silicon Valley's Tech Workforce Diversity Has Long Way to Go, Say Feds

Much progress remains before Silicon Valley's technology industry has a truly diverse workforce, says an analysis by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters
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With STEM Degrees, It's Not the School That Matters

The prestige of a school offering science, technology, engineering, or math degrees may have little impact on how much its graduates earn.

Remember Conficker? It's Still Around
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Remember Conficker? It's Still Around

Malware called Conficker began widely infecting computers in 2008; about 1 million computers worldwide are still infected despite years of cleanup efforts.

Electrical Engineering Employment Declines Nearly 10%, but Developers up 12%
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Electrical Engineering Employment Declines Nearly 10%, but Developers up 12%

The number of people working as electrical engineers declined by 29,000 last year, even as the number of software developers increased by 132,000.

Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars
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Nasa Rides Artificial Intelligence to the Moon and Mars

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will use artificial intelligence to schedule research opportunities for its many probes and rovers.

One in Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software or Robots By 2025
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One in Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software or Robots By 2025

By 2025, software, robots, or other "smart machines" will have replaced as many as one in three existing jobs, Gartner predicts.

­.s. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech's Next Big Thing
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­.s. May Be Falling Behind in Researching Tech's Next Big Thing

A University of Virginia professor says the U.S. is not spending enough on research and development of cyber-physical systems. 

It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be
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It Skills That Are in Demand, and Those That Will Be

A recent survey of employers found IT professionals with cloud and security-related certifications were in greatest demand.  

Gps Tech Built to Find Missing Aircraft Not Always Used
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Gps Tech Built to Find Missing Aircraft Not Always Used

Aviation experts have cited multiple possible reasons for the problems in the multi-country effort to locate the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that dropped off the...

Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore
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Moore's Law Isn't Making Chips Cheaper Anymore

At a wine bar in San Francisco on Wednesday, Broadcom Chairman and CTO Henry Samueli delivered some sobering news: Moore's Law isn't making chips cheaper anymore...

Microsoft Sees Huge Potential in Fuel Cells
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Microsoft Sees Huge Potential in Fuel Cells

Microsoft recently released a study that touted the use of fuel cells to power data centers. 

Software Employment Rises 45% in 10 Years, as Angst in Engineering Grows
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Software Employment Rises 45% in 10 Years, as Angst in Engineering Grows

IT employment has gone up and down over the past decade, but the only tech occupation that appears to have recovered to full employment is software developer, according...

Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds
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Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds

Many high-level technology executives are convinced that some other country, probably China, will supplant Silicon Valley as the global center for innovation within...

Brain Drain: Where Cobol Systems Go From Here
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Brain Drain: Where Cobol Systems Go From Here

A recent Computerworld survey of 357 IT professionals found that 46 percent of respondents are noticing a shortage of Cobol programmers, and 50 percent said the...

High-Skill Visa Reform Needs Action By Congress, Obama Says
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High-Skill Visa Reform Needs Action By Congress, Obama Says

Congressional action is needed to overhaul high-skill immigration policy, President Obama said during a meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness...

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Arm: Intel Has Tough Road Into Mobile Market

Intel may have made a big splash this week announcing it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb...

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It Employment Passes 4 Million Again, Regains Recession Losses

In November 2008, two months after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and Hewlett-Packard announced plans to lay off some 25,000 workers, IT employment reached...

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Justices Question Microsoft's Vision of Patent Law

U.S. Supreme Court justices questioned Monday whether they should side with Microsoft and weaken the legal standard needed to invalidate a patent, with some justices...
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