Mane Product & Technology Issue 5 - August 2018 - Page 17

AUGUST 2018 | MANE PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY | 17

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MICROSOFT BUY GITHUB

Web-based hosting service GitHub was acquired by tech giants Microsoft recently for $7.5bn. GitHub was founded in 2008 and is a platform that is commonly used by developers.

UGANDA TAXING WHATSAPP

AND FACEBOOK

The African country of Uganda have put a new tax on using the popular social apps Facebook and WhatsApp. This certainly means they do not have 'free speech', and is said to be an effort to help fund government projects.

MICROSOFT UNDERWATER

DATA TANK

In a crazy experiment by Microsoft - they decided to try to submerge their data literally but sinking a data centre off the coast of Scotland. The aim of the experiment is to see if they can make the internet more

eco-friendly.

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