Gates, also a former U.S. Secretary of Defense, also regaled the IT audience at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo with tales of old tech, including helicopter pilots having to grab film capsules before they hit the ground.
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People seeking leadership roles in business, or even those in search of funding for a start-up, may volunteer their DNA test results to demonstrate that they have the right aptitude, leadership capabilities and intelligence for the job.
One Gartner analyst called Cortana "Big Brother" combined with productivity, and asked some pointed questions about Microsoft's intentions.
Mention artificial intelligence and a discussion about the robot wipeout of humankind is sure to follow. But it's also a technology that businesses will increasingly trust in decision-making, Gartner analysts said at the research firm's annual Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando.
A lawsuit alleging discrimination based on national origin may be filed in the next month.
A University of California IT employee whose job is being outsourced recently asked Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help. Her response didn't offer much hope.
An age discrimination lawsuit against Google was approved as a '"collective action" by a federal court judge, allowing software engineers, age 40 or over, who were rejected for jobs at Google since August 2014, and after an in-person interview, will be able to join the lawsuit.
If a summary judgment is granted within the next couple of months, the lottery could end -- the plaintiffs hope -- as early as next year.
Clinton and Trump are as divided as night and day on H-1B reforms. One issue, perhaps, is Clinton's base of support in Silicon Valley.
The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on H-1B legislation aimed at closing a loophole that's made it inexpensive to replace U.S. workers with visa holders.
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) wonders how to encourage young people to go into STEM-related fields when these jobs are being given to foreign workers.
Gold is considered a particularly good conductor, but much of it is never recovered from electronics and reused.
Chicago has begun deploying sensors on light poles to monitor, photograph and listen to the city and collect reams of data for analysis.
Foreign entrepreneurs who can deliver a startup plan backed by significant investment can be "paroled" -- an immigration term -- to live and work in the United States.
Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.
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