By timothy from Slashdot's employment-at-will department
We've mentioned a few times the "gentleman's agreements" which some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley used to reduce the risk of employee poaching
. walterbyrd writes "This comes from the same judge who awarded Apple $1 billion from Samsung. 'A federal judge on Friday struck down an effort to form a class action lawsuit to go after Apple, Google and five other technology companies for allegedly forming an illegal cartel to tamp down workers' wages and prevent the loss of their best engineers during a multiyear conspiracy broken up by government regulators.'"
The lawsuit itself is ongoing (thanks to a ruling last year by the same judge
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By timothy from Slashdot's but-why-wouldn't-people-want-to-eat-cake? department
Adam Orth, creative directo of Microsoft Studios, on Thursday tweeted that "doesn't get" objections
to DRM schemes that require always-on internet connection to play console games
. An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft on Friday released an official statement regarding the tweets: 'We apologize for the inappropriate comments made by an employee on Twitter yesterday. This person is not a spokesperson for Microsoft, and his personal views do not reflect the customer centric approach we take to our products or how we would communicate directly with our loyal consumers. We are very sorry if this offended anyone, however we have not made any announcements about our product roadmap, and have no further comment on this matter.'"
I can't help reading those tweets in the voice of Sterling Archer
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