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What is GitHub? – The Economist explains

Microsoft will have to treat its new purchase very carefully STEVE BALLMER, Microsoft’s former chief executive, became an internet meme when he gave a speech to employees in which he bounced across the stage shouting “developers” over a dozen times. While much has changed since Mr Ballmer’s chant, developers remain …

Microsoft surpasses Google’s Alphabet to become 3rd most valuable company – The Washington Post

Microsoft maintained its No. 3 position as the world’s most valuable company Wednesday, after surpassing Google’s parent company Alphabet in market value just the day before. At the end of trading, Microsoft’s market value was $760 billion, holding off Alphabet, whose market value was $746 billion. Only Apple and Amazon.com are worth …

Feds: We can read all your email, and you’ll never know

Feds: We can read all your email, and you’ll never know Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent regular people and public officials scrambling to delete entire accounts full of messages dating back years. What we don’t expect is our …

You Can Never Hide From Your Boss | New Republic

What Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn heralds for the future of work. When the news broke on Monday that Microsoft had purchased LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, most people likely read or heard about it on their way to work, checking their phones or sitting in front of a laptop with their …

Microsoft to stop you using stupid passwords

Microsoft has announced that it is tightening online security by banning users from using easy passwords. Microsoft has announced that it is tightening online security by banning users from using easy passwords. The news follows the recent news that 117 million LinkedIn user’s credentials were leaked. The data revealed by …