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Who says computer science isn’t cool?

codeorg:

codeorg:

There’s a popular Quora answer buzzing around, published by Forbes, to the question, “Why is computer science generally viewed as uncool by teenagers?”

I personally disagree with the underlying assumption this question makes. The tide has started to turn.

Must read if you missed it earlier.

The Next Web: You can now explore the Taj Mahal and other Indian monuments through Google Street View

The Next Web: You can now explore the Taj Mahal and other Indian monuments through Google Street View.

Satya Nadella named Microsoft's next CEO

fuckyeahsouthasia:

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella is replacing Steve Ballmer as its CEO who announced his intention to retire in August.

"As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role," Microsoft said.

Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft’s 39-year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.

Nadella was earlier heading the company’s cloud and enterprise business. He has been with Microsoft for 22 years. While in his earlier responsibility he looked after a division that had $19 billion annual revenue, the post of Microsoft CEO is a big step up for him.

The company generates around $78 billion in a year and is currently facing a number of challenges in the market where Apple and Google have emerged more exciting and innovating technology companies.

Nadella completed his engineering degree from Manipal University before heading to the US for higher studies. He joined Microsoft in 1992.

Microsoft also announced that John Thompson, lead independent director, will succeed Gates as chairman. Gates will assume a new role as “technology advisor,” the company said in a statement.

Why can’t Tumblr get a makeover like Pinterest ?

Windows 8: Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wives

parislemon:

Sean Gallagher in an op-ed for Ars Technica:

If even a tenth of a percent of new Windows 8 users respond with the level of dismay and distress my wife did, Microsoft and those unlucky enough to be in frontline tech support are going to be at the business end of a volcanic eruption of hate. The reaction will be worst from long-time Windows users, and I’m betting it will cast a shadow on the amount of hate Vista got at launch.

Hang onto your butts…

ianbrooks:


The Problem with Facebook by stickycomics
That burn is so sick it’s diseased with boils bubbling out of it.

ianbrooks:

The Problem with Facebook by stickycomics

That burn is so sick it’s diseased with boils bubbling out of it.

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Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

Still one of the best songs

shared from exfm