Michael Kyser

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Windows systems set to be merged by Microsoft

<b>Microsoft has said work is under way to "unify" parts of its different Windows operating systems.</b><p>Chief executive Satya Nadella discussed the effort while briefing analysts following Tuesday's earnings update.<p>"We will streamline the next version of Windows from three operating systems into one …

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Facebook Crushes Earnings And The Stock Soars To An All-Time High

Facebook's gross margins increased dramatically. In essence, the company makes way more in sales this year than it used to, but its cost-base for generating those sales increased only modestly. Income from operations was a staggering $1.4 billion — this time last year it was just $562 million.<p>The …

Research Shows Successful Leaders Aren't Just Smart - They're Also Socially Adept

Intelligent people rose to the top of the corporate ladder just a few decades ago regardless of their social skills. But, being smart isn’t enough to guarantee a meteoric rise in the business world anymore – leadership requires you to be socially adept. In fact, your social skills may be just as …

All About Smoking + A Pulled Pork Sandwich

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: A smoky, fuss-free pulled pork sandwich -- just in time for barbecue season.</i><p>The barbecue we know today is a far cry from …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

When a technology company behaves badly, you hear one defense brought up repeatedly: they could have done so much worse. When Google decided that they would use your face in their advertisements, you shouldn’t have been outraged, you should have been relieved they didn’t tell everyone your darkest …

A Google Employee Says Google Employees Are Too Confident, And Too Isolated From The Real World

At his blog, Apenwarr, Google Fiber engineer Avery Pennarun is largely complimentary of Google and its employees: "I continue to be amazed at the overall smartness of people at this place. Overall, very nearly everybody, across the board, surprises or impresses me with how smart they are."<p>However, …