Microsoft Firees Can Keep All Their Severance Pay

Microsoft watcher Ina Fried reports that the company won't be taking back severance "overpayments", even though it confirmed it did ask for them initially. The truth is, despite numbers reported in the thousands, only 25 people were overpaid, somewhere between $4000 and $5000, according to Microsoft HR head Lisa… » 2/23/09 8:26pm 2/23/09 8:26pm

Computers Screw Stock Market Even More Than It's Already Screwed

As if we didn't have enough with the stock market going down in flames on its own, computers have decided to screw them a little bit more and make everyone go "WTF" for a few minutes this morning. After dropping around two hundred gazillion points yesterday, today the Dow Jones industrials saw another drop of 700… » 10/10/08 12:42pm 10/10/08 12:42pm

Question of the Day: Is the Recession Killing Your Gadget Budget?

The economy sucks. Even if the government is still afraid of the "r word," real people know we're living in recession land. That means cutting back: Wal-Mart is even launching quasi-permanent recession sales. Usually, the first stuff to go is whatever doesn't go in our mouth or keep us dry—like gadgets. So here's the… » 4/08/08 7:30pm 4/08/08 7:30pm