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Microsoft cuts ‘hundreds’ in last wave of planned 18000 layoffs – ZDNet

Monday, April 06, 2015

Microsoft laid off “hundreds” of employees late last week, in what is expected to be the last wave of the 18,000 planned job cuts officials announced last year. The Seattle Times reported on the latest round of layoffs on April 4. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed those cut were notified on Thursday, April 2, with most of those cut being part of Microsoft’s IT group. The Times quoted an e-mail from…

Giuliana Rancic Expected to Address ‘Fashion Police’ Fiasco During ‘Today … – TheWrap

Monday, April 06, 2015

E! host will discuss her controversial comments on Zendaya’s hair, which triggered show’s inevitable meltdown with subsequent exits of co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne It looks like E! host Guliana Rancic will finally get to tell her side of the “Fashion Police” fiasco. Rancic is set to appear on the “Today” show Monday morning, during the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, an insider told TheWrap. She was lined…

Ohio woman’s vintage clothing become pieces of history – Zanesville Times Recorder

Monday, April 06, 2015

Buy Photo Sue Stoiber with a vintage wedding dress and a photo of the bride that Stoiber recently purchased from a Fremont woman. The gown was one of three that were sold together inside of a vintage suitcase.(Photo: Sheri Trusty/for Gannett Ohio)Buy Photo ELMORE – From her small home-based shop on the outskirts of Elmore, Sue Stoiber sells vintage clothing to customers around the world. Those cloth pieces of history…

Former member of LDS Church launches ‘Molly Mo’ clothing line for sister … – fox13now.com

Monday, April 06, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Last week, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was holding their women’s session of General Conference, a Sandy man and former member of the LDS Church launched a new fashion line for sister missionaries. When the age requirement for sister missionaries was recently lowered, the LDS Church saw the number of women signing up for missions triple, and Nate Zubal said a wider…

Celebrity daughters who look just like their famous fathers – Daily Mail

Monday, April 06, 2015

By Claire Cisotti and Tracy Thompson for the Daily Mail Published: 17:57 EST, 5 April 2015 | Updated: 03:23 EST, 6 April 2015 408 View comments You wouldn’t have known her face – but you would recognise her father’s. Lily-Rose Depp, 15, turned heads as she walked the red carpet at the Chanel Metiers d’Art show in New York on Tuesday.  She was joined by the daughters of Bono, Sean Penn,…

The New Macbook: Here’s What to Know – DC Inno

Monday, April 06, 2015

Credit: Apple Press Kit  On March 9, the tech world awaited eagerly as CEO Tim Cook promised the unveiling of the Apple Watch at Apple’s (AAPL) media event “Spring Forward.” Between the ensuing social media storm and analysis, the 12-inch 2015 Macbook received muted praise for its new design and directive. But now its time is almost here, with the new Macbook’s release date coming up this month. We take…

Apple’s new 12-in. MacBook goes back to the past in performance – Computerworld

Monday, April 06, 2015

Although Apple’s new 12-in. Retina MacBook won’t go on sale for another week, benchmark tests confirmed that it’s considerably slower than the Cupertino, Calif. company’s other thin notebook, the 13-in. MacBook Air. According to a single now-removed score on Primate Labs’ Geekbench, a popular website for benchmarking devices, the MacBook was pegged at 1924 and 4038 for single- and multi-cores, respectively. A cached version of the MacBook’s score was available…

A British Museum Is Showing Off a MacBook Air — But Not Because of Apple’s … – Re/code

Monday, April 06, 2015

It’s common for Apple employees and fans to describe Apple products as works of art. But the MacBook Air on display at Britain’s Victoria & Albert Museum isn’t there for design reasons. It’s the laptop Guardian employees destroyed in 2013, at the behest of British intelligence officials, because the paper had used it to store data leaked from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. It’s part of an exhibit about “the museum as a…

Engadget Awards, a MacBook Pro review and other stories you might’ve missed! – Engadget

Monday, April 06, 2015

In this edition of the weekend roundup, find out the best products chosen by both the Engadget community and our staff, find out what we think about the new MacBook Pro with retina display, and learn how the maker of Eve is betting big on virtual reality. The (damn cute) winners of 11th Annual Engadget Awards: People’s Choice The votes for the 11th Annual Engadget People’s Choice Awards…

Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal – Times of India

Monday, April 06, 2015

WASHINGTON: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a “bad deal,” as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally Israel despite difference over the nuclear accord. An outline deal agreed in Switzerland on Thursday paves the way for Tehran to curtail its nuclear activity in exchange for relief from punishing economic sanctions. “It doesn’t roll back Iran’s nuclear program,” Netanyahu…

Traditional flavour leads Central Travancore Easter festivity – The Hindu

Monday, April 06, 2015

Easter Sunday, commemorating the historic resurrection of Jesus Christ, was celebrated with traditional fervour in Central Travancore. People thronged various churches on the eve of Easter to attend special prayer service marking the culmination of the Holy Week. Priests lifted the wooden cross amid prayers as a symbolic resurrection of Jesus Christ. Believers took out candle light processions in the early hours of Sunday, celebrating the historic resurrection. Breaking silence…

Gunman in Attack Was Kenyan Official’s Son – Wall Street Journal

Monday, April 06, 2015

GARISSA, Kenya—One of the four gunmen who killed 148 people at a Kenyan college last week was the son of a government official, the country’s Interior Ministry said, underscoring the country’s challenges in tackling homegrown extremism. Ministry officials on Sunday identified the gunman, who was killed by Kenyan security forces during the attack at the university campus, as Abdirahim Abdullahi. The man’s father, an official in…

Pope Francis’ Easter mass addresses violence, nuclear deal – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Monday, April 06, 2015

“Cari fratelli e sorelle, Buona Pasqua.”  TRANSLATION: “Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter,” Pope Francis said Sunday. Despite a damp, rainy Sunday, tens of thousands from around the world gathered at St. Peter’s Square to hear Pope Francis’ annual Easter Sunday mass.  Franco Origlia The pontiff expressed deep sorrow for recent violent acts around the world, mentioning attacks in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, nations in Africa and others. (Video via Euronews) Specifically, Pope Francis mentioned the nearly 150 people who…

Rolling Stone retracts rape report, apologizes after ‘painful’ review – Los Angeles Times

Monday, April 06, 2015

Rolling Stone magazine retracted its controversial story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia after an independent review by Columbia University deemed it a “failure of journalism,” the magazine’s managing editor said Sunday. “The report was painful reading, to me personally and to all of us at Rolling Stone,” Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana said in an editor’s note appended to the outside review published on…

Bill Gates’ 40th anniversary email: Goal was ‘a computer on every desk’ – CNNMoney

Monday, April 06, 2015

It’s been 40 years since Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft. To mark the anniversary, Gates reportedly sent an email to Microsoft employees Friday. The message, which made the rounds on Twitter, invokes the origin of Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30), which opened it doors on April 4, 1975. “Early on, Paul Allen and I set the goal of a computer on every desk and in every home. It was a…

Google and Apple’s new laptops may sound bad now, but they are the future of … – Business Insider

Monday, April 06, 2015

AP/Eric RisbergApple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Christy Turlington Burns, second from right, look at the new Apple Macbook in the demo room after the Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. See Also On paper, the future of laptops looks disappointing. A few days ago, we learned Apple’s new MacBook is about four years behind in terms of performance. It has a gorgeous new design…

Microsoft To Give Away Windows? Radical Future Makes Sense – Forbes

Monday, April 06, 2015

I like Microsoft under Satya Nadella. It is a company which both plays to its traditional strengths yet is also prepared to rip up the copy book to modernise. Yes his reign is still in its infancy but it has been a superb 16 months, and the biggest changes are clearly still to come… as one key Microsoft executive may just have revealed. Speaking at hot annual developer confab Chef…

Microsoft cuts ‘hundreds’ in last wave of planned 18000 layoffs – ZDNet

Monday, April 06, 2015

Microsoft laid off “hundreds” of employees late last week, in what is expected to be the last wave of the 18,000 planned job cuts officials announced last year. The Seattle Times reported on the latest round of layoffs on April 4. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed those cut were notified on Thursday, April 2, with most of those cut being part of Microsoft’s IT group. The Times quoted an e-mail from…

Microsoft Corporation Gains a Key Ally in the Internet of Things – Motley Fool

Monday, April 06, 2015

In February, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) announced a free version of Windows 10 for the Raspberry Pi 2, a popular credit card-sized computer which costs $35. Microsoft recently followed up to that announcement with a partnership with Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM  ) , which will also bring a free version of Windows 10 to the DragonBoard 410c board computer. The Dragonboard 410c. Source: Qualcomm The…

In Report on Rolling Stone, a Case Study in Failed Journalism – New York Times

Monday, April 06, 2015

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