Millions of corporate employees go through dreary Microsoft Excel worksheets every day, but Tatsuo Horiuchi thinks the software was useful for much more than crunching numbers. The 77-year-old Japanese retiree uses Microsoft’s ubiquitous tool to create some breathtaking art. Horikuchi paints individual cells in Excel, and uses only its features to create his paintings. “I figured out little by little that you can do (all) kinds of things with Excel,” he says. Horikuchi had been at…
Glassdoor asks you if you love your job and use your feedback to decide the winners of their annual Employees’ Choice Awards. They have been doing this for nine years and this year was no different either. On Tuesday they published the result and announced their list of 50 best companies to work for. The list is based on 2.1 million anonymous company reviews.
Unsurprisingly 20 out of these 50 companies are tech based. Here’s the whole list of 20 companies where you can send out resumes for 2017.
India’s population is exploding, and its urban infrastructure is struggling to keep pace. While startups are solving problems ranging from food delivery to laundry, there’s not enough interest among the startup community towards building smarter cities. That’s where Microsoft, in collaboration with the Indian government, comes in.
Google came up with some staggering news today. It announced that it was restructuring its operations and renaming itself Alphabet. Google would now be a part of the Alphabet corporation, which would also contain within itself some of Google’s more futuristic ventures, such as Google Fiber, Calico, and Google X.
Microsoft had a suitable response.
Juggling motherhood and career gets easier now. Netflix, the American on-demand video streaming company, announced a new policy of unlimited maternity and paternity leave for the first year after a child’s birth or adoption.
The Pao vs Keiner case has brought renewed focus on whether the tech world is hostile towards women. Tech companies across the board seem to have had their share of sexual harassment incidents.