Ann BednarzAssistant Managing Editor, Features, Network World

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I write feature stories aimed at enterprise IT pros. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, such as hiring trends, salary data, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and architectural design.

Apple's Cook receives $376 million stock award

Apple granted Tim Cook a promotion and retention award valued at $376 million when he took over as CEO in August, according to documents filed with the SEC.

Cyber Monday sales break record, surpass $1.25 billion

Consumers took advantage of Cyber Monday deals, racking up $1.25 billion worth of online purchases on the first business day of the week following Thanksgiving.

Forecast: Holiday e-commerce spending set to grow 15 percent

Based on the first three weeks of November, comScore is forecasting 15 percent growth in e-commerce spending for the 2011 holiday season.

Study: Shoppers with iPads spend more

If an online shopper is using an iPad to browse retail sites, that shopper is likely to make more purchases and spend more money than someone using an Android device or PC -- at least according to IBM Coremetrics.

Adobe CEO's pay more than doubles to $12.2 million

2010 was a good year for Adobe Systems CEO and President Shantanu Narayen, whose $12.2 million compensation package is more than double the $5 million he earned in 2009.

Apple debuts among list of top 50 patent winners

As IBM topped the list of U.S. patent winners for the 18th year in a row, Apple broke into the top 50 for the first time.