Satya Nadella

WSJ: Microsoft Is Preparing to Fight Facebook in Metaverse Turf War

The Wall Street Journal states in a recent article that Microsoft’s latest moves in the gaming and online community space show that while Facebook is attempting to shape the future of the online metaverse, Microsoft isn’t going to allow the social media giant to control it so easily.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Security Expert: Microsoft Suffers ‘Worst Cloud Vulnerability You Can Imagine’

Microsoft has warned customers of its Azure cloud computing service that major vulnerabilities in the company’s systems have left user data completely exposed for the last two years. The CTO of the security company that discovered the massive flaw commented: “This is the worst cloud vulnerability you can imagine. This is the central database of Azure, and we were able to get access to any customer database that we wanted.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shows his fist ( Stephen Brashear /Getty)

Microsoft CEO Bows to Employees Demanding Blacklist of Seattle Police: ‘We Have to Act’

More than 250 Microsoft employees have urged CEO Satya Nadella to cancel the company’s contracts with the Seattle Police Department as part of a larger movement to defund the city’s police force.  Nadella has bowed to the pressure, saying “My response is this: Yes. We have to act. And our actions must reflect the values of our company and be directly informed by the needs of the Black and African American community.”

The empire strikes back: Microsoft returns to the top of the world

Pinkerton – The Spring of Nations: 2018 Brings Echoes of Europe’s Populist-Nationalist Rebellions of 1848

Populist-Nationalism, Right and Left

Here’s a headline that a lot of people—especially among the entrenched elite—won’t want to see: “2017 Was the Year of False Promise in the Fight Against Populism: The populist wave seems like it may have crested. The data proves otherwise.” In other words, the populists are still on the march. Uh oh.

Main Photo Credits (left to right): Giuseppe Garibaldi entering Naples in 1860 by Franz Wenzel Schwarz (Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons), Revolutionaries in Berlin waving revolutionary flags in March 1848, by Unknown (Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons), Lamartine in front of the Town Hall of Paris rejecting the red flag …