Companies are still watching costs and reducing headcount in treasury operations, according to the Association for Financial Professionals' Treasury Benchmarking Survey. The median cost of treasury operations is 84 cents per $1,000 in revenue, the survey says. That compares with 98 cents last year. Smaller companies tend to spend more than larger ones, the survey says.
Microsoft has released Silverlight 5, but there's speculation that the company could suspend further development of the Flash rival. Silverlight has some key advantages over HTML5, writes Wolfgang Gruener, but with the tide turning against browser plug-ins, many developers are wondering whether it's still worth working with Silverlight.
Facebook's security and privacy efforts are now landing under government scrutiny, and lawmakers want some answers about user data, applications transmitting ID information and the social-networking site's ability to track users.