Facebook open sources its IT management tool for distributing Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools to employees

At Facebook, the IT organization isn’t called “IT.” Instead, it’s referred to as the “enterprise engineering organization.” As Facebook client platform engineer Nick McSpadden told me, that’s because at a company that operates at the scale of Facebook, IT has to be about more than pushing buttons on a vendor product. And to emphasize this,…

Life in the People’s Republic of WeChat

I’ve had WeChat on my phone since a vacation to Beijing last year, when friends there essentially ordered me to download it. More than 760 million people use it regularly worldwide; it’s basically how people in China communicate now. It’s actually a lot of trouble not to use WeChat when you’re there, and socially weird,…

E3 2017: Sales of PlayStation 4 top 60 million

LOS ANGELES — Sales of the PlayStation 4 topped 60 million, Sony announced Monday following an event showcasing the console’s next wave of games launching this holiday and beyond. Sony used its media event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo — the video game industry showcase, which officially opens Tuesday — to focus solely on…