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Google Unveils Rival 'Bard' to ChatGPT

Company hopes to keep up in the AI race

(Newser) - ChatGPT has been making headlines lately, but now it's going to have to share that media real estate: On Monday, Google owner Alphabet announced its new chatbot service, Bard, as well as plans to pump more artificial intelligence into its search functions and open up some of its AI...

Microsoft Added 40K Jobs in 2022. Now, an About-Face

Company on Wednesday announced 10K jobs would be cut

(Newser) - Add Microsoft to the ever-growing list of tech companies announcing 4- and 5-figure layoffs. The company on Wednesday said it would lay off 10,000 employees, or roughly 5% of its 221,000-person workforce, by the quarter ending March 31, with layoffs beginning this week, reports CNBC . CEO Satya Nadella...

Microsoft CEO's Son Dies at 26
Microsoft CEO's
Son Dead at 26

Microsoft CEO's Son Dead at 26

Zain Nadella had cerebral palsy

(Newser) - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's young adult son died Monday, the company announced in an email to executive staff later confirmed by news outlets. Zain Nadella, who was 26, was born with cerebral palsy and needed care throughout his life, People reports. His parents, Satya and wife Anu, are grieving,...

Zuckerberg No Longer One of Glassdoor's Top CEOs

He's off the Top 100 list for the first time since it debuted in 2013

(Newser) - Since 2013, Mark Zuckerberg has been a staple on Glassdoor's annual ranking of the top 100 CEOs. No more. Bloomberg reports he was booted from the 2021 list due to a sinking approval rating among employees. Some 700 of Facebook's 60,000 employees were surveyed—they simply chose...

These Top World Leaders Have Something in Common
Fortune Names 10
Best World Leaders

Fortune Names 10 Best World Leaders

Jacinda Ardern cracks top 10, as does Robert Mueller

(Newser) - As Fortune sees it, the world's greatest leaders share one thing in common: They have courage to "make bold choices" and take personal risks, whether a journalist reporting under threat of death in South Sudan or a nation's leader expressing compassion when faced with the opposite. Such...

Microsoft CEO Makes Ill-Advised Comment About Women's Pay

Satya Nadella apologizes for 'inarticulate' remarks

(Newser) - With pay inequality rife in the tech industry, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella should probably have known better than to say it is "good karma" for women to not ask for pay raises—especially since he was at a women's computer science conference. Attendees at the Grace Hopper Celebration...

Microsoft Scoops Up 'Minecraft' Maker for $2.5B

Creator Markus Persson won't be joining tech giant

(Newser) - Microsoft today confirmed news that emerged last week: It is buying Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion. That price tag doesn't get Microsoft Minecraft creator Markus Persson (who hasn't held his tongue about Microsoft in the past), nor the Stockholm-based gaming company's two other founders, reports...

'Busy' Ballmer Quits Microsoft
 'Busy' Ballmer Quits Microsoft 

'Busy' Ballmer Quits Microsoft

New LA Clippers owner plans to devote his time to team

(Newser) - Steve Ballmer has decided his new role as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers hasn't left him enough free time for other responsibilities—like serving on Microsoft's board. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO for 14 years until he stepped down in February, says he is "very busy" and is...

Homeland Security: Avoid Internet Explorer

Feds suggest switching browsers until flaw is fixed

(Newser) - A security flaw uncovered in Internet Explorer is so serious that users should consider switching to a different browser for now, the Department of Homeland Security yesterday warned. "We are currently unaware of a practical solution to this problem," said the department's Computer Readiness Team, which recommends...

Microsoft Taps New CEO; Gates Resigns as Chair

Satya Nadella named CEO as founder moves to tech position

(Newser) - Microsoft shook things up in a big way today, naming a new CEO and announcing that Bill Gates is out as company chairman. The new CEO will be Satya Nadella, the executive currently in charge of the company's small but growing business of delivering software services over the Internet....

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