"So what does iCloud mean for the enterprise? If past behavior is any indication, Apple doesn’t have an enterprise bone in its iBody, and with the introduction of iCloud, the man who brought usToy Storyseems no closer to serving businesses than before. The requirements of enterprises are often asymmetric to the vision of Apple. Deep investments in security, management, scalability and enterprise-grade functionality simply don’t jive with Apple’s renegade, play by our rules or don’t buy at all, mentality."
"A mismatch in the US labour market between the skills of unemployed people and the jobs available is making it hard for some companies to find the right staff despite an unemployment rate of more than 9 percent, one of the country’s largest manufacturing employers has warned."
"Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself presented the plan to Cupertino's city council. According to Jobs, the building looks "a little like a spaceship landed" and said "It's a pretty amazing building." Based on the artist's rendering, I agree. The circular four-story glass building is a futuristic head-turner. Though not yet approved by the city, it's already being hailed as an architectural icon for Silicon Valley and part of Jobs' design legacy. Cupertino's smiling mayor referred to the design as "the mother ship."
The plan sounds aesthetically pleasing -- and expensive. Jobs bragged that there's not a straight piece of glass in the building and noted that Apple plans to replace much of the surface parking with landscaping and trees. The company also intends to add an underground parking garage, a rarity in Silicon Valley."
"The world’s second-largest maker of laptops, tumbled the most in more than 13 years in Taipei trading after the company said an audit found abnormalities in its inventory and account receivables.
The shares fell by the daily limit of 7 percent to NT$51.90, pushing the stock pastLead Data Inc. (2443)as the worst performer on the island’s benchmark index this year.
The findings, which will result in a $150 million one-time charge, further undermined investor confidence in a company that had cut its sales forecast twice and ousted its chief executive officer since late March. Last quarter, Acer posted its lowest profit in six years after the company lost sales toApple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPads andHTC Corp. (2498)"