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Brendan Byrne

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at [email protected]

  • http://www.scoopertino.com SonOfACook!

    This agreement had a wholesale devaluation to the value of the Degree in Computer Science; and likely resulted in many jobs, which should have been careers, to overseas firms.

    In a marketplace where there are few competitors, the Companies that exist have more monopoly power related to investment, including venture capital as well. So this agreement has many downstream effects, including the ability to prevent competitors from entering the marketplace. It was a serious disservice to many people with these types of degrees. Likely many people in the Silicon Valley area were aware of these types of agreements, and out of fear, stayed at companies to vertically align services.

    What is needed is more companies in the field of IT and technology. Not fewer; but don’t discount the power of a publicly traded company’s ability to exert influence in the capital markets, including venture capital on Sand Hill Road.

  • RussellL

    If Apple et al didn’t offer such a measly settlement to the affected workers then the case wouldn’t have gone on for as long as it has.

  • Dirty Lew

    “Apple, Google, Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) and Intel agreed to pay $325 to settle a class-action lawsuit last week”

    $325 !!!! Hopefully this doesn’t bankrupt any of those companies!

  • http://kennangle.com/ Ken Nangle

    “judge through out”. Really? Who edits this crap?

  • mds

    Anything for a headline. Now we are writing about grave robbers.
    Posthumous Lawsuits…….What the hell is this world coming to?

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