Phelps and Jobs Report

Michael Phelps became the greatest Olympian, while the Fed decided not to move on QE3 and may have been vindicated, at least temporarily, by the positive July jobs report Friday.

While the Cybersecurity bill got shut down in the Senate, the Internet Sales Tax bill seems alive and well. NBC News reported it as inevitable while Senator Demint still fought the good fight in a WSJ op-ed.

This past week’s tech gossip…

  • Microsoft will be retiring Hotmail and standing up Outlook.com. Users will be able to retain their @hotmail.com, @live.com and @msn.com addresses as well as their contacts, messages, password and rules. Most agree that Microsoft is squarely targeting GMail, and Tech Republic cites four superior features: automatic folders, mobile experience, privacy protection, and social media integration. Elsewhere at MS, Windows 8 went RTM.

Good post at the Ethereal Mind blog on cabling tips.

 

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