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The Wide Variety of Blockchain Applications are set to Grow on a Global Scale

  NEW YORK/ October 1, 2018 (STL.News)– According to a report published by Transparency Market Research, the global blockchain technology market is expected to grow from USD 315.9 Million in 2015 to USD 20 Billion by the end of 2024 while registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.7%. The blockchain market is mainly … Continue reading The Wide Variety of Blockchain Applications are set to Grow on a Global Scale

REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

REDMOND, Wash — Microsoft says it’s requiring its contractors to offer their U.S. employees at least 12 weeks paid leave to care for a new child. It’s common for tech firms to offer generous family leave benefits for their own engineers, but experts say it’s rare to require similar benefits for janitors, landscapers and other … Continue reading REDMOND, Wash | Microsoft to contractors: Give new parents paid leave

Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That’s the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC’s advisory opinion to make sure Microsoft’s new free package of online … Continue reading Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws

SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

SPOKANE, Wash.  — Ramsey and Amy Pruchnic lived in the Seattle area for five years before deciding they wanted to escape the Puget Sound rat race and move closer to family on the opposite side of the state. Now they own their own businesses and live in a 1928 farmhouse on 10 rural acres they … Continue reading SPOKANE, Wash. | Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The fifth WiSci (Women in Science) Girls STEAM Camp will take place in Georgia, August 12-25, 2018. WiSci is a public-private partnership designed to expand opportunities for high school girls in science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM).  The 2018 camp in Georgia … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: WiSci Girls STEAM Camp in Georgia Begins August 12

NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks inched lower Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Donald Trump said China is manipulating its currency. Companies including Microsoft and Honeywell rose as investors were pleased with their quarterly reports, but General Electric stumbled. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk

Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub

Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion for the popular coder hangout GitHub as the maker of Windows further embraces the types of open-source projects it used to shun. CEO Satya Nadella said the all-stock deal pairs Microsoft with the “world’s leading software development platform,” a destination where developers around the world go to share and review … Continue reading Microsoft embraces collaboration in $7.5B deal for GitHub