So Circuit City fired 3,400 employees recently. It’s being talked about a great deal around WordPress.com today. Gotta love this one post where we’re reminded how Circuit City says that their employees are the best part of it. Had a chuckle over that.
I don’t think much of Wal-Mart but at least they just capped their employee’s salaries and told them to go after promotions.
And it’s not the first time the Circuit City has done this either or screwed over their victims, um clients I mean.
edit: It would have been a major PR advantage if a company like BestBuy stepped in and hired them all.
I’m a day late on this but April 7th, 1969 was the day that the first Request for Comment was filed. RFCs are the governing documents on how the Internet is supposed to run. Companies like GoDaddy and Microsoft don’t follow them that often but they’re supposed to. As I read RFC #1, it was about how data is supposed to be transfered from one computer to another.
Spam came later. 🙂
Something you don’t see every day. A McDonalds done up as a coffee house. I wonder if the employees still have to wear the paper hats though or do they get something classier.
Now this is a bit scary:
Satellite radio’s two rivals have agreed to merge.
XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio announced the plan Monday.
The deal will consolidate the only two companies in the emerging business of subscription-only satellite radio. It’s sure to face tough scrutiny from federal regulators.
A clause in the Federal Communications Commission ruling that gave the satellite radio operators a license said one company cannot own the other one.
Investors and analysts have been speculating about a deal for months.
The two companies said in a statement that Mel Karmazin, the CEO of Sirius, would become chief executive of the new company while Gary Parsons, the chairman of XM, would remain in that role.
The merger will join Howard Stern and NASCAR on Sirius with XM’s Oprah Winfrey, Bob Dylan and Major League Baseball.
Can you say Monopoly? I knew you could.
Satellite Radio, XM, Sirius, Howard Stern, Radio
You may get fired like these Radio Shack employees did.
From here: AT&T claims MPEG-4 patent infringement, wants Apple to pay up – Engadget
We already knew that between MPEG-LA, Via Licensing and others, MPEG-4 and the H.264 codec were already awash with patent holders and complicated royalty systems, but it looks like there’s a new kid on the block that wants its share of Apple, CyberLink, DivX, InterVideo and Sonic Solutions pie. Fresh from its SBC merger, AT&T is going after the big iPod bucks claiming that the device infringes on their patents which they claim are “a core component of MPEG-4.” AT&T claims that they’re not just after the money and that they’re looking to “make sure others are able to take advantage of this technology,” but they also state: “what we’re doing is pretty common among intellectual property holders,” which isn’t exactly comforting given the tech industry’s history with such things.
Can’t we all get along?