As GitHub hits $200M in revenue, CEO Chris Wanstrath tells staff during all-hands meeting that he will step down after CEO search and become executive chairman (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

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As GitHub hits $ 200M in revenue, CEO Chris Wanstrath tells staff during all-hands meeting that he will step down after CEO search and become executive chairman  —  Three and a half years after his return, Chris Wanstrath will step down as CEO of popular developer platform GitHub after leading the search to find his own replacement.


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Swift Creator Chris Lattner Quits Tesla After Only Six Months in the Job

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Swift creator Chris Lattner, who left Apple to become vice president of Tesla’s autopilot program, has parted ways with the electric car maker after just six months in the job.

“Chris just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change,” Tesla said Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Lattner followed Tesla’s statement with a post on his Twitter account announcing his interest in available roles for a “seasoned engineering leader”.

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PlayStation 4’s 4.5 software update adds support for external hard drives, “Boost Mode” to PS4 Pro to help older games run faster and smoother (Chris Welch/The Verge)

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Sony is rolling out the beta preview of the PlayStation 4’s latest firmware update, version 4.50, and it includes a pretty great new feature for early owners of the PS4 Pro console. In short, many older PS4 titles will run better on the new hardware — even if they’ve not been optimized to do so by developers. Once you’ve installed the software upgrade, you’ll find a new “Boost Mode” option in the settings menu. This is exclusive to the more powerful Pro console and won’t appear on the regular PS4.

When activated, Boost Mode “lets PS4 Pro run at a higher GPU and CPU clock speed in order to improve gameplay on some PS4 games that were released before the launch….

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