Tech giants in jobs pact case

TECHNOLOGY giants Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe are set to face claims next month that they colluded to keep executives’ wages down by signing agreements barring them from poaching each other’s staff.

The Silicon Valley titans face calls for around $9bn (£5.4bn) in compensation for $3bn lost wages among 64,613 software engineers. They say the pact was a “conspiracy”, a claim that the tech companies named have denied.

Sources say it is likely to be settled.