Microsoft Buys GitHub
Microsoft has agreed to buy Git Hub, the large software repository for $7.5 billion. GitHub is host to over 27 million developers which will eventually be able to integrate directly with Microsoft tools and services, making their products the first choice for developers looking for a complete environment.
The Deal is still subject to government approval, but if it is granted should close by the end of 2018.
Twitter Passwords Exposed
Twitter has confirmed that user passwords should be changed since they were stored in a log in plaintext. If you have a Twitter account you should change your password as soon as possible.
Apple moving from Intel Chips
Apple has announced that they will begin phasing out the use of Intel microprocessors from their computers. This comes as Apple's use of Intel chips contributed up to 5 percent of Intel's revenue. This move was not unforeseen since Apple has been manufacturing their own chips to place in iPhones, iPads and other devices for a number of years.
The move comes as Intel chips have been slow to keep up with the trend toward faster, more power saving seen in Apple's own chip designs. This stagnation in Intel's innovation has not lead to any great enhancements that they saw early in the beginning of the 2000 decade.
Elon Musk Deletes SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages
The Facebook Security breach prompted Elon Musk to remove the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages after his Twitter followers urged him to do so. Musk stated on Twitter that he had never seen the pages and wasn't happy what he saw. The pages were then removed with approximately 2.6 million followers.
In defense of Musk, there really is no need for a company to have a Facebook especially if they have a well developed and established website. If more companies remove their Facebook pages, it may have a sever impact upon their bottom line.
Uber Self Driving Car Kills Woman
In Tempe, Arizona an Uber self-driving test car has hit and killed a pedestrian while they were trying to cross the street. The Uber car did have a driver in the vehicle who was there in the event the system had a failure. At this time it is unknown if the safety driver attempt to take control of the vehicle prior to the accident.
The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital where they were later pronounced dead. Police are investigating the accident and have not notified the next of kin of the victim.
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