Monday, June 4th, 2018


Microsoft is Reportedly is in Talks to Buy Github
Bloomberg
The Verge
Business Insider

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft will be acquiring GitHub, an essential tool used by computer programmers to code and collaborate on projects.

Bloomberg reports that the announcement could be made as early as today.

The company was founded in 2008 and was valued at $2 billion as of 2015. According to CrunchBase, it attained a total funding amount of $350 million.


HelloFresh Could Soon Be Available at a Grocery Store Near You
CNBC
The Wall Street Journal

According to the Wall Street Journal, HelloFresh meal kits will soon be available in Ahold Delhaize Giant Food and Stop & Shop stores.

The meal kits will be available in approximately 600 locations.

The company joins several other meal kit businesses such as Plated and Blue Apron who use grocery stores as a new distribution channel to reach more customers in an attempt to compete directly against new rivals in the meal-kit space, such as Walmart and Amazon.


Google Plans to End its Project with the Pentagon
BBC
The New York Times
The Verge
Gizmodo

According to Gizmodo, Google will reportedly end its involvement in Project Maven.

According to the report, the decision to pull its involvement from the program was due to internal and external backlash surrounding its involvement in analyzing drone footage and the potential weaponization of AI.

An internal petition against it was launched in March with approximately 4,000 Google employees demanding a quote “clear policy stating that neither Google nor its contractors will ever build warfare technology.”

The current contract will expire in 2019.


Vermont Will Pay You to Move to and Work Remotely from the State
Quartz
CNBC

Quartz reported last week that the State of Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move to the state, and work remotely for employers located outside of Vermont.

The program is called The Remote Worker Grant Program and it will take effect on January 1st, 2019. The state has budgeted for 100 grants for the first 3 years with plans to bring 20 new workers each year after that.

Funds from the grant program can be used for relocation, and work-related expenses such as supplies, internet, and working space.