“As Republican and Democratic caucus voters used new Microsoft tallying apps during the Iowa caucuses, some took to Twitter to say the sites were crashing, while others complemented them on how swiftly they worked,” Elizabeth Weise reports for USA Today.
“In an emailed statement, Microsoft said that the mobile apps for both parties worked without issue,” Weise reports. “However national interest in the Iowa Caucuses overwhelmed the Democratic and Republican Party Iowa Caucus websites, which Microsoft was working to resolve, the company said.”
“Some online charged that Microsoft founder Bill Gates had donated ‘millions’ to the Clinton Foundation, making the company’s creation of the apps suspect,” Weise reports. “In a blog post in June, Microsoft’s vice president for technology and civic engagement Dan’l Lewin, said… Microsoft built apps for each political party in Iowa for all mobile and PC platforms, with the results to be securely stored and managed in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Shocking.
Hey, let’s put Microsoft in charge of the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, too! Who needs the earth anyway?
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