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Trump’s Crackdown On Tech Visas Hurts IT Services Firms
Suspension of fast visa for tech workers hits home.
At Techonomy Health: Ubiquitous Frustration and Not Enough Innovation
A panel at Techonomy Health in mid-May tackled the daunting and politically-charged question of how to redesign American healthcare. The best ideas look little like what we have today: universal
Automating my job taught me that robots aren’t as scary as we think
I learned that robots could do my job just as I was about to graduate from college, in 2010. My university’s computer science department had…
56,000 layoffs and counting: India’s IT bloodbath this year may just be the start
For Indian techies, 2017 was the stuff of nightmares. One of the top employment generators until a few years ago, India’s $160 billion IT industry…
These US cities attract the most H-1B talent
The US region that draws the most H-1B talent is the East Coast metropolitan area—not Silicon Valley as is often believed. Between fiscal years 2010…
Cognizant Teams with 14 Insurers on Blockchain Data-Sharing Platform
Cognizant has partnered with a group of Indian insurance firms to develop a blockchain solution for cross-company data sharing.
Report: Amazon Importing More Foreign Workers to Take Coveted Tech Industry Jobs than Facebook, Google Combined
Amazon, the multinational online retail conglomerate, is importing more foreign workers to the United States to take coveted tech industry jobs than Facebook and Google combined.
Indian IT industry is beginning to reap the benefits of up-skilling its coders
The Indian information technology (IT) industry seems to be getting its mojo back. After years of turmoil, the past few quarters have seen the country’s…
New US data suggests Indian firms are backing away from the H-1B visa
The Donald Trump administration seems to have finally succeeded in dissuading Indian companies from relying too heavily on H-1B visas. Only one Indian company, the…
India’s largest IT firm didn’t discriminate against Americans, a US jury ruled
Indian IT companies aren’t always guilty of substituting American workers with cheap foreign labour. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), India’s largest IT outsourcing firm, Tata Consultancy…
With AI, your next job could be “flying car developer” or “cyber calamity forecaster”
Have you wondered what new job roles the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics will throw up in the near future? Cognizant, IT…
Facebook says it has 'work to do' improving moderator job conditions
Facebook hasn't been shy about hiring thousands of moderators to screen content that violates its policies, but there hasn't been much insight into conditions for those moderators. And unfortunately,
Microsoft, Adobe and SAP prepare to expand their Open Data Initiative
At last year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, the CEOs of Microsoft, Adobe and SAP took the stage to announce the launch of the Open Data Initiative. The idea behind this effort was to make it easier
Security Contractor at Facebook Content Moderation Facility Arrested for Allegedly Threatening People With a Gun
The individual worked at a facility belonging to Cognizant, a Facebook contractor. Police arrested him while at work, but the alleged assault didn't happen on site.
Report: Facebook Moderators Expose Disturbing Details of Zuckerberg's Empire
Facebook content moderators have reportedly broken their NDAs to expose the inner workings of monitoring content on the social media platform. Moderators described traumatic videos and imagery they
Facebook’s content moderators break their silence on terrifying work conditions
Content moderators for Facebook are overworked and overstressed to the point of unhealthy results. Last year, a moderator collapsed at his desk while on the clock and died of a heart attack.
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Fact Check: Dan Crenshaw Echoes Big Business Talking Points on Green Card Giveaway Amid Backlash
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) is echoing talking points from the big business lobby after voting for a green card giveaway plan for an immediate 300,000 Indian workers while supporting Big Tech's
Sen. Mike Lee's Green Card Giveaway for Big Tech Blocked in Senate, for Now
Senator Mike Lee's (R-UT) green card giveaway for the nation's biggest tech corporations has been at least temporarily blocked in the U.S. Senate by Sen. David Perdue (R-GA).
Police: Facebook Employee Dead After Jumping from Company Building
A Facebook employee reportedly died by suicide after leaping off the company's headquarters building in Menlo Park, California, on Thursday.
Silicon Valley Billionaires Bankroll Mike Lee and His Green Card Giveaway
Silicon Valley and California's wealthiest tech billionaires are bankrolling Sen. Mike Lee's (R-UT) effort to allow India and China to monopolize the United States' green card system.