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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based Wagestream, which works with employers to give employees access to monthly earned wages via an app, raises $51M Series A in equity and debt financing   —  Getting your work wages on a monthly (not weekly nor biweekly) basis has become a more widespread trend as the price of running payrolls …
May 21, 2019, 8:35 PMIn context
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Q&A with Melinda Gates on why the tech industry must embrace women's empowerment, how we can get more women and people of color to enter tech, and more   —  FOR ALMOST 20 years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to make the world better.  When she and her husband launched the Bill …
May 11, 2019, 12:45 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Interviews with Microsoft executives shed light on the company's decision to rebuild its Edge browser with Google's Chromium, after Edge's flaws became clear   —  Microsoft's Edge web browser, released in 2015, hadn't made much progress by the summer of 2017.
May 6, 2019, 12:25 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
How Satya Nadella led Microsoft to have more subscribers than Netflix, more cloud computing revenue than Google, and a near-trillion-dollar market cap   —  The congratulatory texts and tweets started the last week of November.  Microsoft had overtaken Apple to become the world's most valuable company …
May 2, 2019, 8:15 AMIn context
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
As Saudi Arabia keeps spending, China's history of IP theft, Trump's aggressive stance, and empowered CFIUS are decimating China's US tech startup investments   —  A tough, new enforcement regime is becoming a geopolitical minefield for venture capitalists and startups.
May 1, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
How Microsoft learned from its past mistakes to embrace an “open design” philosophy, which integrates hardware and software for more inclusive designs   —  A new open design challenge for a 44-year-old company  —  One room at Microsoft's headquarters represents everything that's changed about its design philosophy.
Apr 29, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Kim Hart / Axios:
Microsoft has managed to dodge the Big Tech backlash, with its reputation improving since 2016 thanks to a methodical approach to thorny issues   —  The tech industry is feeling the pain of an unprecedented backlash over its business practices and broad impact on society …
Apr 24, 2019, 1:50 PMIn context
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Facebook names John Pinette, a former Vulcan and Gates Ventures exec, as its VP of global communications, replacing Caryn Marooney, who is leaving after 8 years   —  Facebook has a new point person for its global communications, and he's a familiar figure in the Pacific Northwest tech community.
Apr 22, 2019, 7:55 PMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
A profile of Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan, who led Webex's engineering group at Cisco before leaving to build the video conferencing company   —  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan cut an unlikely figure as he addressed the cheering throng in the moments before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq …
Apr 20, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Tom Huddleston Jr / CNBC:
Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan, an immigrant from China who was denied a US visa eight times, is now a billionaire after his company debuted on Nasdaq   —  When Eric Yuan was in his early 20s, he heard a speech from then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates about the promise of the internet …
Apr 19, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context

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