By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin. Tech workers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they conspired to refrain from soliciting one another's employees in order to avert a salary war. The case has been closely watched due to the potentially high damages award and the opportunity to peek into the world of Silicon Valley's elite. The case was based largely on emails in which Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and some of their Silicon Valley rivals hatched plans to avoid poaching each other's prized engineers.
By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's revenue grew more than expected for the first quarter, largely offset by a sharp increase in spending on technology, content and new warehouses as the e-commerce company branches into new businesses. Amazon's international unit, which accounts for 40 percent of sales, continued to be a drag as sales growth slowed to 18 percent during the quarter. Global unit sales, a closely watched measure of how many items Amazon has sold, also decelerated, rising only 23 percent. "A lot of the things that we've done - making sure that we have the right pricing in place on behalf of the customers, making sure that our service levels are where we need them to be - those are the things we continue to work on in China," Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak said during a conference call.
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A high resolution Countdown Timer and Stop Watch written in C# .NET that pop up a message box with user defined message and play user specified sound when time is up. It use a QueueTimer (via PInvoke) for high resolution timing and System.Timers.Timer for normal resolution.
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Super Frog! This excellent platform game for Amiga has been remade for Windows PC's. The game is excellent, just as the Team17 original was. Super Frog is a run and jump platformer much like Sonic for example. In this game you are a Frog ofcourse! The game is fast, fun and challenging. The remake of this retro classic is nothing less than that.
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OpenOffice’s Calc is a free spreadsheet program that you can download and use immediately, all while saving at least $110. Impress is capable of creating fully functional multimedia presentations with 2d and 3d clip art, animation, special effects and a large variety of drawing tools.
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AbiWord is an opensource word processor alternative to Word that won’t set you back $100+ and you can download and use it immediately. AbiWord can read and write all standard document formats so you don’t have to worry about what word processing program someone else has if you need to share your work.
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