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10 things in tech you need to know today

Twitter and the White House cast doubt on claims Trump's Twitter was hacked (again). Reuters/Leah Millis Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings.Quibi failed to hook users. The streaming service likely failed after six months because its slate of content did not break through with its targe...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Satya Nadella, Trends, Iran, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Donald Trump, Apple Store, Patreon, Nordic, Trump, Reuters


Microsoft is extending its remote-work policy to July 2021 'at the earliest'

Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Stephen Brashear Microsoft just extended remote work to July 6, 2021 at the earliest in the US. ZDNet first reported the story.  Microsoft closed offices in March to slow the spread of COVID-19, and had originally said employees would remain at home until October. Google, Facebook, and Amazon also announced they wouldn't require employees in the office until summer 2021. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via the encrypted mes...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Tech, Remote Work, Employees, Tim Cook, Signal


Google's Internal Data Suggests Employees Feel Less Productive At Home

The Information reports: Google's engineering directors are grappling with a worrisome trend: internal data that indicate productivity during the coronavirus shutdowns deteriorated among engineers, particularly newly hired ones. One internal survey viewed by The Information found that in the three months ended in June, only 31% of the company's engineers polled felt they had been highly productive, down 8 percentage points from a record high in the March quarter. That decline and more recent d...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Stanford, Satya Nadella, Tech, Information, Nicholas Bloom, Michael Bachman


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella calls for a 'referendum on capitalism'

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Wednesday it was time for a "referendum on capitalism." Companies should grade themselves on the jobs they create and the benefits they bring about for society, rather than just their profits, he said. "We all have to recognize what is that social core purpose of a corporation," he said at the Forbes JUST 100 virtual summit. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft's CEO Sa...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Democracy, Satya Nadella, Trends, Davos, United States, Capitalism, Forbes, Stakeholders, World Economic Forum, JPMorgan Chase, Nadella, Greta Thunberg, Better Capitalism, Getty Images Microsoft


10 US companies taking a stand on worker rights, racial justice, and climate change

Apple ranked highly on JUST Capital's 2021 list of top companies championing stakeholder capitalism. MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images More Americans are calling on company leaders to take a stand against inequality, racial injustice, and work to fight climate change, multiple polls show. But which companies are actually incorporating these causes into their business models?  Just Capital, an independent research firm founded by the billionaire investor Paul ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Tim Cook, Nvidia, Jamie Dimon, Sundar Pichai, Cisco Systems, Paul Tudor Jones, Jpmorgan, AT T


The top 25 companies where employees feel happy and fulfilled

Microsoft came in No. 3 on the list. CEO Satya Nadella also ranked highly among Comparably's survey of female and BIPOC employees. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Being happy with your job is great for your mental and physical health. Being unhappy at work is linked with increased risk of depression and other health problems like cardiovascular problems, research shows.  Career website Comparably surveyed employees across some 60,000 large companies over the past year to find out where workers...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Microsoft, France, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Linkedin, Atlanta, Cambridge, LexisNexis, HubSpot, San Francisco CA, McHenry, Waltham


Microsoft to reportedly allow its 150,000 employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella listens to a question at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Even when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Microsoft will reportedly allow most of its employees to work from home indefinitely. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their work week — and could work from home entirely if approved by their manager...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Azure, Windows, Careers, Trends, Xbox, Facebook Twitter, Elaine Thompson, Chris Lee, Verge Microsoft, Bellevue Wash, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Coronavirus


Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella listens to a question at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Even when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home indefinitely. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their work week — and could work from home entirely if approved by their manager. Microsoft ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, Satya Nadella, Azure, Windows, Careers, Trends, Xbox, Donald Trump, Facebook Twitter, Elaine Thompson, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Verge Microsoft, Bellevue Wash


Microsoft says the Department of Labor has asked it to prove its goal to double Black leaders within the company doesn't violate US employment laws against discrimination

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella REUTERS Microsoft in June said it plans to double the number of Black and African American leaders within the company by 2025. The company disclosed on Tuesday that it received a letter from the Department of Labor stating that the goal "appears to imply employment action may be taken on the basis of race," which would violate employment protections stipulated in the Civil Rights Act. "We have every confidence that Microsoft's diversity initiative complies fully...
Tags: Politics, Enterprise, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Signal, Nordic, Department of Labor, Tech Insider, Trump Administration, Ashley Stewart, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Black African American The company


We found the 15 leaders at Microsoft carving out its future in healthcare

Microsoft; Craig Barritt/Getty Images; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Microsoft is hiring physicians, healthcare executives, and engineers, as well as directing Microsoft vets with decades of experience, to focus on the business of medicine.Its projects are wide-ranging. One huge effort of late is the $1.57 trillion company's first cloud kit that's specific to the needs of a single industry, "Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare."Another product, Microsoft Teams, is quickly becoming a go-to telehea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Nadella, Peter Lee, Tom McGuinness, Craig Barritt Getty, Yuqing Liu Business Insider Microsoft, Blake Dodge Ashley Stewart


Graphical Linux Apps Are Coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux

ZDNet reports: At the Microsoft Build 2020 virtual developers' conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2.0 would soon support Linux GUIs and applications. That day is closer now than ever before. At the recent X.Org Developers Conference, Microsoft partner developer lead Steve Pronovost revealed that Microsoft has made it possible to run graphical Linux applications within WSL. It's always been possible to run Linux graphical programs such as the GIMP gra...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Eta, Don, Wayland, Zdnet, Loewen, Steve Pronovost, WSL Wayland, Craig Loewen Microsoft


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says more acquisitions for Xbox Game Studios in the cards

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says more acquisitions for Xbox Game Studios in the cards, post ZeniMax Media acquisition for $7.5 billion The post Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says more acquisitions for Xbox Game Studios in the cards appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, All News, Gaming News, Phil Spencer, ZeniMax Media, ZeniMax, Xbox Game Studios


10 things in tech you need to know today

Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a forum in San Francisco. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.Months of internal audio recordings of Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge show CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg wrestling with questions of platform neutrality. The recordings show employees expressing dissatisfaction over the firm's handling of the Black Lives Matters prot...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Wisconsin, Rainforest Action Network, Donald Trump, Oracle, Sundar Pichai, Shopify


Satya Nadella said the TikTok-Oracle deal is unrecognizable from the one Microsoft bid on

Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told CNET the deal struck between TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart looked nothing like the deal Microsoft originally bid on for TikTok's US operations. "The deal has obviously changed a lot since then," Nadella said. Oracle and Walmart announced their intentions to buy a 20% stake in TikTok on Saturday, but the deal is yet to win official government approval. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Walmart, Oracle, Cnet, Trump, Fox News Read, US China, Nadella, Tech Insider, Bytedance, Tiktok, Isobel Asher Hamilton


Microsoft's Xbox Expands, Buying ZeniMax Media and Fallout Maker Bethesda For $7.5 Billion

Microsoft's Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. From a report: The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy series the Elder Scrolls. It also owns id Software, known for its Doom, Rage and Wolfenstein shooting game franchises. The move grows the number of in-house X...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, ZeniMax Media, Wolfenstein


Microsoft just bought the massive video game publisher behind game franchises like 'DOOM,' 'Fallout,' and 'The Elder Scrolls' in a major coup that cost $7.5 billion

"Fallout 76" Microsoft is buying a major game publisher, the company announced on Monday morning. In a deal worth $7.5 billion, Microsoft is buying Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media — which includes such gaming blockbuster franchises as "DOOM," "The Elder Scrolls," and "Fallout," among many others. The deal brings all of Bethesda's game studios under the Xbox Studios umbrella. "As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda has seen success across every category of games...
Tags: Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Satya Nadella, Trends, Sony, Xbox, Doom, Acquisition, Fallout, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, Bethesda Game Studios, Phil Spencer, ZeniMax Media


Meet Costco's multimillionaire cofounder Jim Sinegal, a Democrat megadonor who was only paid a third of the average CEO's salary during his time leading the wholesale retailer

Costco cofounder Jim Sinegal walks through a Costco store in 2012. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Jim Sinegal cofounded Costco alongside Seattle attorney Jeff Brotman in 1983. Despite building one of the largest retail chains in America, Sinegal consistently earned less than other CEOs throughout his career at Costco and believes it's "wrong" for companies to have huge wage gaps between executives and other employees. Sinegal is a staunch Democrat, speaking on President Barack Obama's beha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Microsoft, Obama, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Satya Nadella, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, David, Hillary Clinton


Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, dies at age 94

Bill Gates (right) with father Bill Gates, Sr. Brian Ach/Getty Images Bill Gates Sr. has died at age 94. In addition to being known as the father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, Gates Sr. was an accomplished attorney and a fixture in the Seattle-area community. "My dad's passing was not unexpected—he was 94 years old and his health had been declining—so we have all had a long time to reflect on just how lucky we are to have had this amazing man in our lives for so many years," the young...
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Microsoft reportedly upset TikTok's owner during negotiations by describing the app as a security risk

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming, left, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. VCG/VCG via Getty Images; Stephen Lam/Stringer/Getty Images This week Oracle emerged victorious over Microsoft in the race to strike a deal with TikTok over its US operations. Sources told Reuters that Microsoft didn't help itself when it upset Zhang Yiming, the CEO of TikTok parent firm ByteDance, when it called TikTok a security risk it could fix. The sources said Microsoft's offer also wasn't high enough to satisfy inves...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, China, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Getty Images, Beijing, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Reuters, Zhang, Committee on Foreign Investment, Reuters Microsoft, CFIUS


Oracle has struck a deal with TikTok to control its US operations. Take a look inside Trump's close relationship with Oracle cofounder, Larry Ellison.

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On Monday, US tech giant Oracle confirmed to Business Insider that it has struck a deal with ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, to control the popular social media app's US operations.  Microsoft released a statement on Sunday announcing that ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, had rejected its proposal.  President Trump has previously expressed support for Oracle's bid, calling it a "great company." Larry Ellison, the Oracle cofounder, is one of the richest...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Technology, Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, Life, China, Satya Nadella, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, Features


10 things in tech you need to know today

ByteDance CEO Zhang Yiming, left, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. VCG/VCG via Getty Images; Stephen Lam/Stringer/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning.TikTok owner ByteDance has rejected Microsoft's bid for the app's US operations, with Oracle reportedly chosen as US 'technology partner'. President Trump and a group of ByteDance's US investors have shown support for Oracle acquiring the US o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Microsoft, Oregon, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Getty Images, Britain, Bill Gates, Gartner, Nvidia


What Makes a High-Performance Leader?

Guest post from Rob Hartnett: “What is a high-performance leader?” a leader asked me in a Facebook Live session. One of  the many I have done since Covid-19 as we pivot to new ways of working. A high-performance leader is one who is intentional about their leadership. They are not a leader because their position entitles them to be; they see leadership as a verb, a skill to continue to develop and hone. High-performance leaders operate with a growth mindset and are great communica...
Tags: Hollywood, Leadership, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, CMO, Lady Gaga, Martin Luther King Jr, Curiosity, Carol Dweck, KPI, Chris Capossela, Dan McCarthy, Agility, Persistence, High Performance Leader, Rob Hartnett


The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Board of Directors, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella


How Walmart and Microsoft's bid for TikTok could take on Amazon

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 28. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Walmart and Microsoft try teaming up to buy TikTok, meet the up-and-coming CMOs, and Beyond Meat goes direct-to-consumer with new e-commerce site.  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. Chesnot/Getty...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Walmart, Starbucks, WPP, Doordash, Rick, Wedbush Securities, Doug McMillon, Kevin Mayer, Ashley Stewart, Kofi, Lauren Johnson, Lauren Read


Walmart confirms it's working with Microsoft in bid to acquire TikTok's US business

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, left, and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. Chesnot/Getty Images; Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images Walmart has partnered with Microsoft in a bid for TikTok, the retail giant told CNBC's Alex Sherman.TikTok parent company ByteDance is expected within the next few days to announce a deal to sell off the app's US operations in an effort to avoid a nationwide ban on the app.Walmart is the latest US company to be floated as a potential buyer. Other rumored interested parties in...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, China, Singapore, Softbank, Satya Nadella, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Walmart, New Zealand, Retail, Donald Trump, Oracle


A stampede of tech IPO filings: Here's what you need to know after Asana, Snowflake, Jfrog, and more filed their S-1s

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Five tech companies filed S-1 registrations to go public on Monday: Unity, Sumo Logic, Asana, Jfrog and Snowflake.If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't worry: We put together this guide to help you make sense of everything. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Something strange happened on Monday. First it was one, then another, and then more still. S-1 filings — the prospectuses that companies file with the SEC when they plan to go public — were d...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Enterprise, Microsoft, Entertainment, Finance, China, Satya Nadella, John Lennon, Trends, Markets, IPOs, EA, Alibaba, Venture Capital, SEC


A look inside Trump's relationship with Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, who hosted a Trump fundraiser months before his firm reportedly bid for TikTok

US tech giant Oracle is reportedly preparing a bid for the US operations of massively popular social media app TikTok. President Trump, expressing support for Oracle's bid, called it a "great company." Larry Ellison, the Oracle cofounder, is one of the richest people in the world and has previously hosted a fundraiser for Trump at his Coachella Valley home (he told Forbes he didn't attend). Representatives for Oracle declined to comment for this story. The Trump campaign did not immediately re...
Tags: Supreme Court, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, China, Satya Nadella, Nbc News, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, New York Times, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton, Food And Drug Administration


Microsoft’s Seeing AI founder Saqib Shaikh is speaking at Sight Tech Global

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduced Saqib Shaikh on stage at BUILD in 2016, he was obviously moved by the engineer’s “passion and empathy,” which Nadella said, “is going to change the world.” That assessment was on the mark because Shaikh went on to co-found the mobile app Seeing AI, which is a showcase for the power of AI applied to the needs of people who are blind or visually impaired. Using the camera on a phone, the Seeing AI app can describe a physical scene, identify persons ...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Cloud, UK, Education, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Augmented Reality, University of Sussex, Nadella, Shaikh, Saqib Shaikh, Sight Tech Global Shaikh


Trump supports a TikTok acquisition by Oracle, whose chairman is a major supporter

President Trump backed an Oracle acquisition of Chinese-owned video app TikTok, which has until November 12 to sell off its US business or face a ban.  Trump told reporters on Tuesday that Oracle was "a great company" and that it "could handle it." He added that Oracle had until mid-September to conclude a deal for TikTok. Oracle's cofounder and executive chairman, Larry Ellison, is a Trump supporter who held a fundraiser for the president in February 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
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Microsoft Launches New Web Site Describing How It's Embracing Open Source

Microsoft just launched a new website "to showcase how it's embracing open source to 'bring choice, technology and community to our customers,'" reports ZDNet: Microsoft, under CEO Satya Nadella, has said and done a lot to shed its image as a pariah of Linux and open-source software communities. With a Linux kernel for Windows 10, GitHub, a new Android Surface Duo, and the commercial cloud as its main source of revenue, Microsoft is a very different company than it was 30 years ago when it was ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Ruby, Jekyll, Zdnet, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, Jeff Wilcox, Microsoft Open Source Programs Office