Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states

Microsoft says it will team up with communities in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Virginia, Texas, Wyoming and Washington state in a program broadly aimed at fostering economic growth in rural and smaller metropolitan areas.

Analysts in demand as big data becomes big business

Kossi Gavi drives to class on Sunday afternoons to learn retail software, and the reason is simple. People who wield computers to analyze large amounts of digital information are in high demand, and Gavi is learning a program ...

US employers eager for new foreign worker program

As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing.

NY mayor launches bid to help tech startups

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday launched an initiative to attract high-tech startups, the latest step in his campaign to turn New York into an East Coast version of Silicon Valley.

Creating new skills and jobs for Europe

Around 77 million European citizens aged between 25 and 64 have no - or low - formal qualifications, stresses a new report published by the European Commission. This is nearly one third of Europe's population. Unemployment ...

NY tech fest heralds Silicon Valley of the East

The Big Apple may not have California's weather, but tech fans at New York Internet Week say that in every other way the city is on course to become Silicon Valley 2.0.

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