In this week’s 848 Update, we’re having a chuckle at an ill-advised Microsoft email that was sent out to Bae interns. Disaster or ironic genius?
Microsoft Email Gets Down with the Kids
My roommate received this email from a Microsoft recruiter today. pic.twitter.com/90Qwr78eGO
— Patrick Burtchaell (@pburtchaell) July 6, 2016
Hey Bae reader! We were hella impressed by Microsoft’s on fleek email lingo this week that they pinged out to uber University students. Promising dranks and noms, the Microsoft crew’s party sounded pretty lit, and on a Monday night? Score!
In all seriousness, Microsoft have now apologised for a deeply unprofessional email that was sent out by a recruiter. We’re not sure whether the abundance of ‘youth speak’ was intended to be ironic or an attempt to be cool, but it widely missed the mark.
Manchester City Sign First E-Sports Player
All those hours avid Fifa fans have spent playing their favourite game might be set to pay off as Manchester City becomes the second English Premier League club to sign an e-sports player. Though Fifa is already a popular e-sport, with exceptional players flying across the world to compete in tournaments, this ‘signing’ signifies a turning point for UK hopefuls wanting to represent their favourite teams officially.
Manchester City join West Ham in signing designated e-sports players – who knows which teams will come next?
Tech Feels the Impact of Brexit
In the wake of Brexit, technology firms and their customers are already feeling the pinch in profits and pricing. The drastic drop in the value of the pound has created difficulties in sourcing materials, leading PC makers Dell and phone manufacturer One Plus hiking up their prices.
Time will tell if these changes are permanent; due to these being currency related we can hope that if the pound stabilises decisions may be reversed. In the meantime, if you have any pricey tech purchases planned, make them sooner rather than later!
That’s all for this week folks! Join us again next week for more tech news.