WM Morning Wire: 10-22-08

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Welcome to Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008! It's a bit of a slow news day, perhaps because as over 1500 are being laid off from Yahoo!, no one wants to make any sudden moves. But as always, below are a few press release that caught our attention this morning that you too might find interesting. We'll be covering some of these releases throughout the day directly and indirectly. If you have a news announcement you would like to share with the Website Magazine community, please contact Website Magazine editors now. If you're not yet a subscriber to our print or digital edition, sign up now - it's free and is the smartest thing you can do as a Web professional.



Business.com Helps Businesses Find Real Solutions to Today's Biggest Challenges With $30,000 Contest
Business.com, the leading business search engine, directory and pay-per-click advertising network, today launched The What Works for Business Contest. Open to all North American businesses, the contest is designed to help businesses shift the focus from what's wrong with the economy to what businesses can actually do to survive and thrive in 2009.

One-Third of Workers Called in Sick With Fake Excuses in the Last Year, CareerBuilder.com's Annual Survey Shows
CareerBuilder.com's annual survey on absenteeism shows 33 percent of workers have played hooky from the office, calling in sick when they were well at least once this year. While the majority of employers said they typically don't question the reason for the absence, 31 percent reported they have checked up on an employee who called in sick and 18 percent said they have fired a worker for missing work without a legitimate excuse. The nationwide survey included more than 6,800 workers and 3,300 employers.

ThinkFree Unveils Complete Office Suite and Online Collaboration Offering for the Emerging Netbook Market
ThinkFree, Inc., a leader in next-generation office productivity solutions, today announced the latest addition to its ThinkFree Mobile offering, ThinkFree Netbook Edition. ThinkFree Netbook Edition delivers word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications that have been optimized for the small screen dimensions and limited hardware resources of Intel Atom chipset-based netbooks.

 

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