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The four dudes who make up NelkFilmz on YouTube filmed what might be the ultimate tech prank — they posed as Apple store employees, who then spent their “shifts” bagging on Apple products and telling people to shop at Microsoft.
Microsoft will require its suppliers to give their employees who do work for the Redmond company at least 15 days of paid leave each year ? a new policy that could have a major impact on the outside vendors that collectively employ tens of thousands of Microsoft contract workers.
With the birth of Y Combinator in Silicon Valley a decade ago, the number of accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces has increased exponentially over the past decade, with more than 200 in the U.S.
Seattle is bracing for major traffic bottlenecks this weekend, including lane closures on the Interstate 90 bridge and a shutdown of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, in addition to a closure of Sound Transit’s light rail service to downtown Seattle.