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Microsoft shows popup in Windows 10 to advertise its shopping extension to Chrome users (Jan Willem Aldershoff/Myce.com)

TechMeme - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:40am

Jan Willem Aldershoff / Myce.com:
Microsoft shows popup in Windows 10 to advertise its shopping extension to Chrome users  —  Microsoft has started to advertise it's Personal Shopping Assistant (PSA) extension for Chrome to Windows 10 users.  Users of Microsoft's latest operating system now receive a small notification above …

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BrainDead Is the Perfect Show to Watch This Inauguration Weekend

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 9:00am
CBS's screwball comedy just feels right. The post BrainDead Is the Perfect Show to Watch This Inauguration Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
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Microsoft To Lay Off 700 Employees Next Week, Report Says

Slashdot - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 8:00am
According to a report by Business Insider (Warning: may be paywalled), Microsoft will cut about 700 jobs in conjunction with its quarterly earnings release next week. GeekWire reports: The latest layoffs are part of the company's previously announced plan to cut about 2,850 roles globally during its current fiscal year, according to the Business Insider report. The company declined to comment this afternoon, but we understand the report to be accurate, based on our own sources. Next week's cuts will be spread across a variety of job functions inside the company. The company's previous job cuts have come in areas including its smartphone business and global sales team. Microsoft announced its largest cuts in July 2014, eliminating 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of the company at the time.

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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00am
An analysis of tweets based on 40 march-related keywords and hashtags reveals the topics marchers are prioritizing. The post Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data appeared first on WIRED.
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11 Outrageously Fancy Cars You Can Buy This Weekend

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00am
Fire up your private jet and hustle down to Arizona. The post 11 Outrageously Fancy Cars You Can Buy This Weekend appeared first on WIRED.
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Security News This Week: Unmasking the Master of That Web-Crippling Botnet

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00am
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Unmasking the Master of That Web-Crippling Botnet appeared first on WIRED.
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How to Use Social Media at a Protest Without Big Brother Snooping

Wired - Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 7:00am
Your Facebook and Twitter posts could be fueling government surveillance. That doesn't mean you should stop sharing, just try to be smart. The post How to Use Social Media at a Protest Without Big Brother Snooping appeared first on WIRED.
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