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Microsoft's karmic gaffe is 'opening up the conversation'

CEO Satya Nadella's comment that female employees should trust in karma opened Microsoft's eyes to unconscious bias.

By December 30, 2014


Intel pledges $300M to build a more diverse work force

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says he plans to greatly increase the hiring, progression and retention of women and minorities in the company, and invited the industry to join him.

By January 6, 2015


Microsoft tweets 'joke' about raises (really)

The official Microsoft developer account decides to make fun of CEO Satya Nadella's recent faux-pas in suggesting women shouldn't ask for raises.

By October 23, 2014


Microsoft says Office 365 is better than, um, a remote helicopter

In a new ad showing that securing files in the cloud is better than a flying machine beneath the clouds, Microsoft aims for humor.

By October 12, 2014


How to simplify charitable holiday giving

The holidays put many of us in the spirit of giving, but it can be hard to sort through all the various options and means to help the charities and causes we care most about.

By December 7, 2011


Fetchmob resembles a crowdsourced Kozmo

Another as-long-as-you're-out service is about to launch, but this one has a more karmic motive than competitors.

By July 11, 2011


Laptop thief backs up victim's data, mails it to him

A Swedish professor has his laptop stolen. The thief, clearly an altruist at heart, copies the data onto a USB stick and mails it to the professor.

By October 18, 2010


Ubuntu Linux founder stepping down as CEO

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth will pass his CEO job to longtime executive Jane Silber. The company's vision won't change, but its operations could.

By December 17, 2009


Final Fantasy XIII's UK launch date official

In an unusual spot of good fortune, November's Friday the 13th brought some epic news for British gamers: Final Fantasy XIII's official release date for Xbox and PS3 in the UK

By November 15, 2009


Ubuntu's new Linux tries getting cloud-friendly

Canonical's newest versions of Linux are due Thursday. Notable features: synchronization for PCs and a built-in replica of Amazon Web Services for servers.

By October 26, 2009