Work spaces are getting very unique, thanks to Microsoft
The tech giant has opened two tree house work spaces for its employees at its Redmond, Washington headquarters, with another tree house on the way.
As more companies look to create unique spaces for workers, Microsoft said the tree houses will provide an environment that will relieve stress and fuel creativity. Plus, it is a work space employees pushed for.
The tree houses are part of an effort by the company to create more outdoor working options. Each tree house is Wi-Fi enabled and has electrical outlets, and there are other outdoor spaces that provide the same services.
Amazon is reportedly entering the sportswear market
The online retailer has partnered with multiple major clothing vendors such as Kohl’s Corp. to test a private-label sportswear line Amazon is looking to eventually sell.
While long-term contracts haven’t been signed yet, Amazon is working with companies such as Eclat, which makes clothes for Nike.
Amazon has previously started private-label fashion lines partly to fill holes in its inventory line, but the move into sportswear comes at a time when brands such as Nike are reporting that they expect quarterly revenue to be down due to increased competition in the sportswear market.
Twitter is (again) promising to fix its harassment problem
CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted recently that Twitter “decided to take a more aggressive stance in our rules and how we enforce them,” and saying that new safety rules to protect users could come as early as this week.
Twitter has long had a problem with users that use the social media site to harass other people. While Twitter has promised tougher safety measures before, little has changed because of factors such as the platform allowing anonymous people to sign up, making it more difficult to track the abuse.
It’s an issue that has hurt Twitter as some people have not wanted to sign up on the site because of the potential for online harassment.
A major chipmaker is suing Apple to halt iPhone sales in China
San Diego-based firm Qualcomm has filed suit against Apple in China, alleging that Apple is using some of Qualcomm’s patented technology in iPhones without paying for it.
By attempting to stop the sale of iPhones in China, Qualcomm is threatening Apple in the country where the company has its largest market and where most iPhones are made. Apple responded by saying the suit has no truth to it.
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