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Microsoft CEO Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot On Gender Pay Gap [Updated] – TechCrunch (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Update: Satya Backtracks After opprobrium rained down from the sky following his comments regarding how women should approach asking for a raise, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella quickly released a memo to Microsoft employees — it was released to the public as well — backtracking on his remarks. Here it is in full: All – Today I was interviewed on stage by Maria Klawe at the Grace Hopper Conference – I encourage…

Microsoft CEO says comments on women and pay were inarticulate – Politico

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took some heat — then tried to make amends — over his comments Thursday that suggested women should not ask for pay raises and instead trust the system. The comments sparked an immediate Twitter backlash, tapping into longtime frustrations over the tech industry’s treatment of women and lack of gender diversity. Continue Reading …

Netflix comes to Linux via Ubuntu and Chrome – PCWorld

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Ubuntu Linux users no longer need to employ arcane workarounds to watch Netflix on their computers. Instead, they can just head to Netflix’s website through Google’s Chrome browser to start streaming. Netflix is supported in Chrome 37, which runs on up-to-date Ubuntu installations of 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS or later. Why this matters: Previously, users had to tweak the user agent string in Chrome to fool Netflix into thinking the…

MacBook Air Retina: Why Apple, Inc. Won’t Pre-Announce a 12-Inch Laptop Next … – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Source: MacRumors. It’s official: Oct. 16 is the date to mark on the calendar as Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) next big product unveiling. As usual, the Mac maker has teased what it might have up its iSleeve with a promotional tag line, in this case it’s: “It’s been way too long.” There are a handful of possibilities of what to expect from the…

Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 3 Hybrid Is a 2-in-1 MacBook Pro Fighter – Yahoo Tech

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 2 was one of the best selling 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrids on the planet, thanks to its innovative design, strong performance, and gorgeous display. So for its follow-up, Lenovo is upping the ante. This is the Yoga Pro 3, and it’s not only 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, but it’s also one of the best-looking 2-in-1 laptops I’ve ever seen. Hinging on designLenovo’s…

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

OSLO (Reuters) – Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ right to education, and Indian children’s right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the…

Dallas life goes on after first Ebola casualty – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

A patient transported from Frisco, TX with concerns of possible exposure to Ebola arrives at the Emergency Room entrance of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in Dallas, TX on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.(Photo: Louis DeLuca, AP) DALLAS – Traffic still snarled local roads. Businesses filled with customers. And the State Fair of Texas, now in its second week and located four miles east of downtown, continued milling with visitors….

Kim Jong-un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Speculation over the health and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grew Friday after he apparently did not attend ceremonies marking an important national holiday. The young head of the reclusive country has not appeared in public since he was seen at a concert Sept. 3. Oct. 10 is the anniversary of the ruling North Korean Workers’ Party, and in his first two years in power, Kim marked…

Obama to name San Gabriel Mountains in Calif. a national monument amid … – Fox News Latino

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) –  President Barack Obama is planning to designate 346,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles as a national monument, a step supporters say will ensure better stewardship in one of the nation’s most heavily visited forests but worries some local officials because of potential restrictions. A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of Friday’s announcement, said Obama’s order will ensure the…

Courts Shoot Down Voter ID Laws in Texas and Wisconsin – TIME

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Some say voter ID laws are discriminatory, while others argue they prevent voter fraud The Supreme Court and a lower court blocked voter identification laws in Wisconsin and Texas Thursday, clearing the way for hundreds of thousands of voters in both states to have easier access to the polls as next month’s midterm elections loom near. The laws are two of many passed by several states recently in what supporters…

Microsoft CEO blasted over remarks on women’s pay – CBS News

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Updated Oct 10, 2014 5:55 AM EDT NEW YORK – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized Thursday night and said he was wrong for saying that women don’t need to ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well. Nadella was blasted on Twitter and in blog posts for his comments, which were made earlier Thursday at an event for women in computing. Tech companies…

Microsoft’s Nadella does about-face on women and raises – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during the keynote address of the Build Conference in San Francisco in April.(Photo: Eric Risberg, AP) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sought Thursday to walk back comments he made at a women’s computer science conference, when he suggested women don’t need to ask for a raise — they should just trust the system. “Was inarticulate re how women should ask for a raise,” said Nadella on…

Microsoft CEO Says Women Shouldn’t Ask For Raises, Will Instead Magically … – Yahoo Tech

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

(Wochit) Ladies, take note: A male leader of one of the most prominent tech companies in America would prefer that you hold your tongue about your paycheck. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said as much to an audience of women in the tech industry Thursday afternoon, ReadWrite reports. He made the remarks while being interviewed onstage at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.  “For women who aren’t comfortable asking…

Amazon in Talks to Join Digital Locker for Movies – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Amazon.com Inc. is in talks with at least three studios to join the Ultraviolet digital-movie “locker” consortium, according to several people with knowledge of the situation. Such a deal could jump-start Hollywood’s effort to expand the $2 billion-plus online movie-sales business and make Amazon a bigger threat to market leader Apple Inc. Ultraviolet allows people who buy movies from any participating digital retailer, or who…

MacBook Air Retina: Why Apple, Inc. Won’t Pre-Announce a 12-Inch Laptop Next … – Motley Fool

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Source: MacRumors. It’s official: Oct. 16 is the date to mark on the calendar as Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) next big product unveiling. As usual, the Mac maker has teased what it might have up its iSleeve with a promotional tag line, in this case it’s: “It’s been way too long.” There are a handful of possibilities of what to expect from the…

Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 3 Hybrid Is a 2-in-1 MacBook Pro Fighter – Yahoo Tech

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Lenovo’s Yoga Pro 2 was one of the best selling 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrids on the planet, thanks to its innovative design, strong performance, and gorgeous display. So for its follow-up, Lenovo is upping the ante. This is the Yoga Pro 3, and it’s not only 17 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than its predecessor, but it’s also one of the best-looking 2-in-1 laptops I’ve ever seen. Hinging on designLenovo’s…

Supreme Court blocks voter ID law in Texas, Wisconsin – Fox News

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

FILE: Voters at the Charles Allis Museum cast their ballots for the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (REUTERS) AUSTIN, Texas –  A federal judge likened Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. The twin rulings…

No show: North Korea’s leader Kim misses Party birthday – USA TODAY

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, shown in 2013, waves to war veterans during a military parade in Pyongyang.(Photo: Wong Maye-E, AP) BEIJING — The wait continues — and the speculation mounts — after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un failed to show up Friday for a key political anniversary in Pyongyang. Kim has not been seen in public since Sept. 3, sparking rumors of a serious illness or even…

Paltrow On Obama: ‘So Handsome She Can’t Speak’ – Vulture

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a fundraiser for President Obama at her Brentwood, California home on Thursday night, and she seemed more than a little star-struck to have the POTUS himself gracing Goop HQ: “I’m one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest,” gushed Paltrow in front of an audience that included celeb donors like Julia Roberts and Bradley Whitford. “The life that you brought to this country and the passion will historically be the…