There May Not Actually Be A Shortage Of STEM Workers At All

It's pretty common knowledge that the U.S. isn't producing enough mathematicians, scientists and engineers to support demand in "STEM" fields. And reports come and go that other countries are facing similar shortages. But like all things that are definitely true, it's actually pretty complicated to prove that the… » 9/01/13 11:44am 9/01/13 11:44am

The Problem With Big Data Is That Nobody Understands It

The concept of Big Data—the practice of acquiring, analyzing and interpreting ridiculously huge data sets—is something much of the technology and business world is extremely excited about. But excited is about as far as it goes because, currently, there just aren't enough practitioners to make it work. » 4/30/12 3:55am 4/30/12 3:55am

Nintendo Says Wii Still in Short Supply This Christmas, We Call Them Out

If you read what Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said about Wii shortages this holiday season and didn't get angry, well, you're not paying enough attention. Forbes paraphrases him as saying "demand for the device in the U.S. is unusually high in contrast to either Europe or Asia," which is why you might not be able to get… » 7/24/08 12:00pm 7/24/08 12:00pm

Chip Shortages Force Nintendo to Delay Expanding Wiis

Digitimes is claiming that Nintendo is having a problem making good on its promise to ramp up Wii production, something that was set for June, thanks to a shortage of IC chips and PCBs. This means that the global Wii shortage will continue well into the second half of 2007, the holiday season and probably into 2008 as… » 8/17/07 12:00pm 8/17/07 12:00pm

Japanese Wii Supply Normalizing - US Soon Too?

Akiba blog is reporting that the Nintendo Wii is showing up in Japanese retailers in "semi-normal" numbers, meaning that the incredible demand may have finally faded enough to match the supply. If this holds true for the US, people may be able to get Wiis without stomping and punching each other in the face in stores.… » 7/31/07 3:00pm 7/31/07 3:00pm

Analysts Say Console Shortage Isn't Letting Up, People Take to Swapping

Some analysts are predicting the console shortage currently taking over the country may not be letting up anytime soon. Current speculation is suggesting that the lack of available Nintendo Wii and PlaysStation 3 consoles may last until March. It seems the PS3 is a little bit easier to acquire as folks are hitting up… » 12/26/06 2:08pm 12/26/06 2:08pm