Jun 05, 3:27 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 06/04/18 AT 2:57 PM One of the world's biggest tech companies just bought one of the biggest software development platforms. Microsoft Corp. on Monday morning confirmed the $7.5 billion purchase of code-sharing website GitHub Inc.Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called the move a way for Microsoft to “strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation.” GitHub had previously been privately owned, and the $7.5 billion comes in the form of Microsoft stock. The deal is Microsoft’s most expensive acquisition since paying $26 billion for LinkedIn in December 2016.We're thrilled to announce that we've entered into an acquisition agreement with @Microsoft! https://t.co/4DezuXTJfV pic.twitter.com/LUZxjXFVVw— GitHub (@github) June 4, 2018San Francisco-based GitHub launched in 2008 as a way for … [Read more...] about Microsoft Purchases Code-Sharing Website GitHub
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Outdoor retailer REI is introducing itself to the Chattanooga market with a weekend of free outdoor events around town Saturday and Sunday. The retailer is sponsoring a "Free Play Day Weekend" to give visitors and locals an opportunity to enjoy events around town, according to a release from the city's department of transportation. The event includes free use of Bike Chattanooga's bike share system, free entry and crash pad rentals at Stone Fort bouldering area, 1-hour free paddleboard rentals at L2, yoga at Wildflower Tea Shop and a music and beer festival at Crabtree Farms. "We're thrilled to partner with local nonprofits and businesses to offer outdoor experiences for all skill levels to the community throughout Free Play Day Weekend," according to REI market coordinator Haley Swank. The retailer is holding the grand opening for its first Chattanooga location May 16-18 and will hold outdoor school classes in June for camping, cycling, climbing, navigation, paddling and more. The … [Read more...] about REI to provide 2 days of free bike share use, Little Rock City access and more this weekend
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Geoffrey A. Fowler by Geoffrey A. Fowler Email the author April 5 at 12:32 PM Email the author Allie Ghaman for The Washington Post Let’s play the Price is Right. What’s a Facebook membership worth? $7 per month? $5? $1? It’s a trick question, because Facebook has always been free. But what if there was a way you could pay to remove the eerie targeted ads, stop it from tracking every little thing you do and make your data … [Read more...] about What if we paid for Facebook — instead of letting it spy on us for free?
iPhone photos have had their share of bad luck recently. Users freaked out after Apple removed the Camera Roll in iOS 8. The company reinstated it in iOS 8.1. Not to mention the giant iCloud breach that caused tons of celebrity photos to leak. Apple later fixed the security flaw. Now that the dust has settled, there’s actually a really cool photo feature in iCloud that lets you share photo albums with your friends, and, better yet, lets your friends add their own photos to those albums. It’s called iCloud Photo Sharing, and it makes taking photos and sharing them with friends that much easier. In the past when you went on vacation with a group of friends, you could create a shared album that everyone could view. The problem was, not everyone could add photos to it. So you would have to designate one person to either take all the photos, or be the “photo gatherer” for the entire trip. But with iCloud Photo Sharing, once the album is created, you can invite people … [Read more...] about IPhone Owners: This Is The Easiest Way To Share Photos With Your Friends
Doug Battenhausen thinks all our advances in cell phone cameras and photo-sharing technology haven’t made our pictures better, but rather more sterile. We all know how to get the perfect selfie now, with just the right filter — but to him, that’s boring. What Battenhausen is interested in, and has been collecting since 2010 on his blog “Internet History,” are photos that are beautifully amateurish, and capture strange moments. To find these types of photos, Battenhausen mines the forgotten reaches of the internet, particularly defunct photo accounts on sites like the (now-deleted) Webshots, Flickr, or Photobucket. “If there’s one rule I try to keep to all the time,” Battenhausen says. “It’s that I try to find pictures that have been abandoned. If you’re still actively using your photosharing website, I don’t want to encroach on that. Through ‘Internet history,’ I think I’m giving a second life to … [Read more...] about A photographer looked through people’s forgotten, dead photo accounts for 5 years — here are the beautiful and eerie pictures he found