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Comment Google is keeping "don't be evil" (Score 5, Informative) 247

From TFA:

Even though Google is underneath Alphabet, its own, more specific code of conduct remains largely the same, and it retains the "don't be evil" motto. And since most of Alphabet's employees work at Google, that means "don't be evil" is still very much alive and well in Mountain View.

It is just Alphabet that is dropping it.

Submission + - Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

jones_supa writes: Back in February, users decried the new icon look in Windows 10. To respond to the feedback, Microsoft has implemented a new icon pack in a leaked build 10125, which is soon expected to arrive at the Technical Preview testers as well. Screenshots allow us already to see what the final version of the OS could look like when it goes live this summer. The new icons go all-in on a flat approach, so they follow the same design cues as the rest of the operating system, but the "pixel art" style has been abandoned. Once again, Softpedia asked for user experiences, and this time the comments have been mostly positive.

Submission + - Zuckerberg, Ballmer-Led Groups: Jesse Jackson Wrong About Foreign Tech Workers

theodp writes: Contrary to what Jesse Jackson says, what's really holding back black and other Americans from jobs is the lack of foreign tech workers with H-1B visas, according to a new research brief entitled The H-1B Employment Effect , which is being jointly promoted by Mark Zuckerberg's PAC and Steve Ballmer's Partnership for a New American Economy Action Fund. Released on April 1st to coincide with the first day of FY2016 H-1B petition filings, the report claims that "every 1 additional H-1B visa awarded to a state was associated with the creation of 1.83 more jobs for U.S.-born workers," while noting that other studies pegged the H-1B job multiplier anywhere from 1 to 5. Curiously, a Google image search of the photo of a young black male that dominates the report — presumably a U.S.-born worker who owes his job to a high-tech immigrant — indicates the image of the U.S. worker is identical to one gracing the website of a UK memory distributor, except it's been Photoshopped from color to black-and-white, giving it a civil rights movement-era vibe. April Fools' Day joke, Mark and Steve?

Submission + - Google Code shutting down (

flote writes: "As developers migrated away from Google Code, a growing share of the remaining projects were spam or abuse. Lately, the administrative load has consisted almost exclusively of abuse management. After profiling non-abusive activity on Google Code, it has become clear to us that the service simply isn’t needed anymore.

Beginning today, we have disabled new project creation on Google Code. We will be shutting down the service about 10 months from now on January 25th, 2016. Below, we provide links to migration tools designed to help you move your projects off of Google Code. We will also make ourselves available over the next three months to those projects that need help migrating from Google Code to other hosts."

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