Lessons from the Twitch leak

Last week Twitch faced the kind of nightmare scenario that every online service hopes to avoid: their source code and database dumps were leaked on the internet and broadly distributed. Database dumps exposed details about their business, everything from user complaints to streamer payouts. And the source code uncovered the inner workings of their service […]

How Bill Gates saved Microsoft 20 years ago

Before his career as a philanthropist, Bill Gates was the founder and head of Microsoft who became as famous for his relentless pursuit of growth as he had for inventing the commercial software market with MS-DOS. By 2001, Microsoft Windows-powered over 97% of computers. Internet Explorer 6 was winning the browser wars, and the pre-iPhone […]