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The Bobster
02-06-2017, 03:35 PM
http://nypost.com/2017/02/06/tech-giants-file-legal-brief-opposing-immigration-ban/

Tech giants file legal brief opposing immigration ban
By Reuters
February 6, 2017 | 9:20am

Several technology giants, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American business.”

The brief, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, included other top tech firms including Facebook, Twitter and Intel, as well as non-tech companies such as Levi Strauss and Chobani. In all nearly 100 firms, including eBay, Netflix and Uber signed onto the brief.

Trump’s temporary immigration ban, the most contentious policy move of his first two weeks in offices, faces crucial legal hurdles.

His administration has a deadline on Monday to justify the executive order temporarily barring immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and the entry of refugees, after a federal judge in Seattle blocked it with a temporary restraining order on Friday.

“The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years :rolleyes:,” the brief stated.

“The Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result,” it added.

“Immigrants or their children founded more than 200 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list.”

U.S. tech firms have been among the more vocal sectors speaking out against the policy, with many of its staff made up of foreign-born nationals.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco over the weekend denied the Trump administration’s request for an immediate stay of the federal judge’s temporary restraining order that blocked nationwide the implementation of key parts of the travel ban.

But the court said it would reconsider the government’s request after receiving more information.

sniffy
02-07-2017, 11:51 AM
Wake Up And Smell the Elephant Dung

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/google-it-outsourcing-deal-search-may-become-more-rewarding-for-indian-firms/articleshow/51624112.cms

Analysts estimate that Google spends several hundred million dollars annually on IT, among the highest for a Fortune 500 company. Google , a hitherto parsimonious outsourcer of software services work, has started becoming open-fisted in this regard, thus presenting Indian IT the chance to add a prestigious and lucrative client to their roster. In doing so, Google is showing the same openness that Apple did by outsourcing large chunks of work to Indian IT services companies like Infosys and Wipro in the last few years. In the past six months, Google has ramped up its outsourcing strategy and started handing out more business to companies such as US-based Cognizant , which currently has most of its employees in India, as well as other multinational firms like IBM & Accenture, three people directly familiar with the discussions said. Analysts estimate that Google spends several hundred million dollars annually on IT, among the highest for a Fortune 500 company. Google IT: Outsourcing deal search may become more rewarding for Indian firms Outsourcing is not new to Mountain View, California-based Google. Over the past decade, the company has handed out some software maintenance and development projects to third-party technology vendors such as Genpact and Infosys. What, however, has changed is Google's strategy on outsourcing .the company now increasingly is starting to outsource non-core parts of its business, such as IT infrastructure management, software development and maintenance to IT services firms, the people mentioned above said.