Employees with computers and notebooks sitting on chairs and benches on a wooden deck surrounded by trees

Meet me in the trees

Wi-Fi? Check. Power for your tablet or PC? Yep. Bird calls? All around. To get to Microsoft’s most unexpected new meeting space,…

Jody Chemis (left) walking on a Microsoft campus

Widening the spectrum

For technology to truly help people achieve their potential, it has to be able to help everyone. And the people creating that technology…

Lisiane Lemos

Balancing act

When asked how she describes her experience at Microsoft, Lisiane Lemos says “the relationship” with the company is a…

Gurpreet Virdi, Carmen Quan, and Brandon Pollack

‘I want to believe’

“Warning! Area 51. It is unlawful to enter this area without permission from the Installation Commander. While on this installation,…

James Boehm and Matt Salsamendi accepting a check from Sam O'Keefe onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016; photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch

The road to Mixer

Matt Salsamendi and James Boehm released their alpha product under the website name “chilly dot cool.” If that sounds somewhat…

Beth Anne Katz. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures.

A safe space to be who you are

It was Beth Anne Katz’s last day as a program manager on a team that helps distribute apps. She’d just accepted a job with…

Pursuing the beautiful ‘mistura’

Rodney Williams is constantly surprised by where life has taken him: a native Chicagoan living in São Paulo, Brazil, as an African American…