What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?


The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

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Apple should work with carmakers instead of building vehicle on its own, Fiat Chrysler CEO says

Article Image Apple should collaborate with existing carmakers, tapping their experience, instead of trying to build its own car single-handedly, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler said at this week’s Geneva International Motor Show.

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AT&T Baits Pay-TV Hooks With Unlimited Mobile Data

AT&T on Tuesday began offering unlimited mobile data to its pay TV customers. New or existing DirecTV and U-Verse TV subscribers can get unlimited talk, text and data for $100 per month. AT&T will charge $40 for two additional phones, and a fourth phone will be free. Subscribers can add smartwatches and certain connected devices to their unlimited plans for $10 per device. They can add feature phones for $25 per device. Tablets are eligible for inclusion for $40 or $10 for 1 GB per month.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

Article Image The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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T-Mobile promo gives existing users 3 months of free unlimited LTE data

Article Image T-Mobile got into the holiday spirit this week by giving existing mobile subscribers three months of unlimited LTE data, the first perk the carrier’s a month-long “Un-Carrier Unwrapped” promotion.

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Oracle Banks on CX Cloud Verticals

Oracle last week announced a variety of industry-specific solutions and enhancements to several existing products at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. The company unveiled industry-specific vertical solutions for the financial services, communications, consumer goods, high-tech, industrial manufacturing and automotive fields as part of its Customer Experience Cloud. CX Cloud includes Oracle Commerce Cloud; Oracle Configure, Price and Quote Cloud; Oracle Marketing Cloud; Oracle Sales Cloud; Oracle Service Cloud; and Oracle Social Cloud.

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Ford adds Apple's Siri Eyes Free to legacy vehicles with Sync 3.8 update

Article Image Ford has begun updating existing vehicles on the road to support Apple’s Siri Eyes Free for iPhone, now available to download on systems running its second-generation Sync infotainment platform.

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Misfit introduces Flash Link multifunction wearable, releases Misfit Link app

Misfit on Thursday announced price drops for its existing fitness wearables –?Shine and Flash –?to make way for a new model called the Flash Link, and breathed life into older Flash models with the new Misfit Link app for iOS.

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New gold, dark blue and hot pink colors come to Apple's iPod nano, shuffle & touch lineups

All three devices in Apple’s existing iPod lineup –?the iPod nano, shuffle and touch –?gained three new color options on Wednesday. And while the iPod touch’s internal components were overhauled, the iPod nano and shuffle specifications remain unchanged.

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Rumor: Apple to launch MacBook Air refresh with Intel Broadwell chips Feb. 24

Apple may be planning to debut a relatively minor update for its existing MacBook Air lineup in a matter of days, though won’t be the anticipated 12-inch redesign with a high-resolution Retina display, according to a new rumor.

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Wells Fargo: Apple may need to raise more debt to pay for increased share repurchase

While the $6.5 billion bond issue revealed on Monday may be enough to cover its existing capital return program, Wells Fargo believes that Apple could be forced to either raise an additional round of debt or repatriate cash from overseas if the program is to continue its traditional annual increase.

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T-Mobile Courts Credit-Challenged Customers

T-Mobile last week announced Smartphone Equality, a new credit program aimed at existing T-mobile customers with less-than-sterling credit who have paid their wireless bill on time for 12 straight months. Under the new plan, this group qualifies for the best pricing and offers on devices and tablets available to T-Mobile customers — including those with the best credit ratings. T-Mobile positioned the offer as a pushback against the industry practice of basing such offers on the consumer’s credit score.

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Adobe revamps creative app suite for Apple's iOS, adds new video editing and drawing apps

Graphics software giant Adobe on Monday overhauled nearly every one of its existing iOS app offerings, and added a number of new options including Premiere Clip –?a new mobile video editing app — that tie into the company’s Creative Cloud platform.

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Pioneer aftermarket car stereos & Spotify both add support for Apple's CarPlay

Though it arrived later than expected, Pioneer on Thursday supplied updates for its existing NEX lineup of car stereos to support Apple’s CarPlay. In addition, popular streaming music service Spotify also saw an update to its iOS application to add support for Apple’s new car infotainment platform.

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Apple offering existing iCloud storage customers grandfathered capacities, cheaper rates

As part of its new iCloud storage pricing initiative, Apple is allowing existing subscribers to keep “legacy” plans while paying a cheaper annual fee than they would if signed on to the monthly rates introduced on Wednesday.

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T-Mobile to reportedly slash up to $50 off iPhone models starting Aug. 27

As iPhone resellers dump existing stock in preparation of an impending next-generation refresh, U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile will supposedly cut up to $50 off device-only pricing in an across-the-line sale, according to leaked internal documents.

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Google bolsters iOS productivity suite with Slides, updates to Docs and Sheets

Google on Monday released presentation app Slides alongside updates to existing iOS apps Docs and Sheets, offering a free Web-connected alternative to similar productivity suites from Microsoft and Apple.

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Pioneer demos Apple CarPlay solutions for older cars set to launch in 'a few weeks'

With Pioneer set to update its existing NEX car infotainment systems with support for CarPlay in the coming weeks, the company has been offering advance hands-on previews of how Apple’s in-car system will work.

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Rumor: Apple to update current MacBook Air models with new CPUs next week

Apple’s existing designs for the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air will allegedly see a refresh next week, likely with newer and faster Intel processors, according to a new report.

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