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You can add Microsoft to the growing list of companies whose staff areobjecting to the use of their technology for some military purposes
More than 100 Microsoft employees have signed a letter sent to CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith criticizing the company's plans to build HoloLens AR tech for the military, the organizing group said Friday. The development is part of a $480 million military contract that Microsoft won this past November. The group's letter demands that the company cancel their work on the contract and cease development of weapons technologies.
"We are alarmed that Microsoft is working to provide weapons technology to the U.S. Military, helping one country's government 'increase lethality' using tools we built,” said the workers in a letter that began circulating throughout the company on Friday. The letter, addressed to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella and Brad Smith, the company’s president and chief legal officer, comes just days before Microsoft plans to introduce the second version of the HoloLens, a head-mounted device that projects digital imagery onto the physical world. Microsoft has generally described HoloLens as a productivity tool for professionals in fields like architecture and engineering, or as an entertainment device.
“In real life, there’s room for lots of winners,” Bezos told employees at a March 2018 internal all-hands meeting, when asked about fears of Amazon's growing dominance, CNBC has learned. Indeed, some of Amazon’s primary competitors are finding ways to survive and even thrive against Amazon. Amazon AMZN CEO Jeff Bezos thinks it's wrong to be so fearful of his company's outsize presence.
Sometimes people write to Apple AAPL CEO Tim Cook. Apple has upped its commitment to health tech with recent partnerships with insurance companies and its new sensors to track heart health. In 2017, two years after the Apple Watch launched, the company released a marketing video featuring people who wrote Cook about how the product had helped them.
Sandra Rivera, who heads up Intel's networking chip division, said at a press event that Intel doesn't expect consumer 5G "products in the market" until 2020, according to a report in Reuters. Rivera's statement about the timing of 5G products using Intel chips seems to corroborate prior reports on Apple's 5G plans. Many analysts expect Apple to roll out 5G iPhones in the fall of 2020, when the next-gen networks are more widely available in the U.S., and are anticipating a bit of a sales bump from the faster network option.
It didn't make its fortune on gold bars -- as chairman Warren Buffett points out in is his annual letter to shareholders, giving warning to those ready to give up on American ingenuity and to give into predictions of national collapse. "Those who regularly preach doom because of government budget deficits (as I regularly did myself for many years) might note that our country's national debt has increased roughly 400-fold during the last of my 77-year periods," writes Buffett, setting up his argument. "The magical metal was no match for the American mettle," writes Buffett in his signature witty prose.
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