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.

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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.

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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.