Fresh off its $315-million purchase of the Huffington Post and a deal to buy the Tech Crunch family of technology Web sites, AOL announced it was laying off 900 staff
, or about 20 per cent of its complement.
With federal Industry Minister Tony Clement on the attack
over its decision on usage-based billing fro independent ISPs buying wholesale bandwidth from incumbent carriers, the CRTC sets July
as the time frame for further hearings on the matter. James Gosling, creator of the Java programming language, announced he was taking a position with search leader Google
Inc. a few months after leaving Sun Microsytems Inc., complaining of micromanagement by new owner Oracle
Toronto-based Polar Mobile announced it would build at least 100 apps for RIM’s PlayBook
tablet computer, addressing a critical issue for PlayBook adoption.