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Mark Ames

  1. Court docs: Google hiked wages to combat "hot, young" Facebook after Sandberg refused to join hiring cartel

    One of the striking things about the “Techtopus” wage-fixing scandal, now heading to a jury, is how strange it seems today that Intel, Intuit, Adobe or even Google and Apple were once able to constitute the core players in an effective tech hiring cartel. In 2007, 2008 they were the big dogs in tech, while the names that dominate today, like Facebook and Twitter, were still just getting started.

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  2. UPDATED: Google begged Steve Jobs for permission to hire engineers for its new Paris office. Guess what happened next...

    Today I'm in San Jose, attending a hearing in the salary fixing lawsuit brought against Apple, Google and other tech giants. I'll have more on that soon.

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  3. Newly unsealed documents show Steve Jobs' brutal response after getting a Google employee fired

    In early March, 2007, as Google was expanding fast and furiously, one of its recruiters from the “Google.com Engineering” group made a career-ending mistake: She cold-contacted an Apple engineer by email, violating the secret and illegal non-solicitation compact that her boss, Eric Schmidt, had agreed with Apple’s Steve Jobs.

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  4. Revealed: Apple and Google's wage-fixing cartel involved dozens more companies, over one million employees

    “British medieval ordinances of Bristol cobblers in 1364 state, ‘Masters are forbidden to poach workers from other members of the craft.’”

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  5. Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show

    Just hours after last weekend’s ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, one of Pierre Omidyar’s newest hires at national security blog “The Intercept,” was already digging for the truth.

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  6. Everything you know about Ukraine is wrong

    Although I'm deep into the reporting of my next story about the Silicon Valley Techtopus, it’s hard for me not to get distracted by events in Ukraine and Russia.

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  7. Steve Jobs threatened Palm’s CEO, plainly and directly, court documents reveal

    Another lesson from the Silicon Valley wage theft suit, which I first reported here, is what can happen to even powerful tech CEOs who make the fatal mistake of standing up to monopoly power. It’s a lesson former Palm Inc CEO Edward Colligan learned the hard way.

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