Microsoft has announced it is opening up a new pilot program with Specialisterne to hire full-time employees that are on the autism spectrum.
“People with autism bring strengths that we need at Microsoft; each individual is different, some have amazing ability to retain information, think at a level of detail and depth or excel in math or code,” wrote Mary Ellen Smith, corporate vice president for worldwide operations at Microsoft, in a blog post.
She added that this is just one way Microsoft is looking to increase its diversity, and it is dedicated to hiring individuals of all disabilities.
Bitcoin Foundation announces it is bankrupt
The organization dedicated to the development of Bitcoin has announced it is declaring bankruptcy.
“As a result of two years of ridiculous spending and poorly thought-out decisions, [the Foundation] almost ran out of money in November of last year,” wrote Olivier Janssens, Bitcoin Foundation board member, in a post.
According to him, the foundation has already fired about 90% of its employees, and it can only fund its core development.
Moving forward, Janssens says a special trust fund is being created to pay some core developers’ wages over the next year, and that it is up to the Bitcoin Foundation members to decide what they want to do next.
“If I get asked to leave the Foundation for telling the truth, so be it. The truth is being told,” wrote Janssens.