Short Bytes: After getting support from many tech companies, Ahmed Mohamed has got lots of tech goodies from Microsoft. Earlier this week, he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his school, where his clock was mistaken as a bomb.
Ahmed’s arrest incident outraged the social media and his school was accused of harassing him due to his religion and race. Ahmed got widespread support from different tech companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Box, Reddit etc. Mark Zuckerberg and President Obama invited him over to Facebook HQ and The White House respectively.
But this wasn’t the end of the story. Microsoft also showed its support and sent him a big package of goodies.
The package contained new Surface Pro 3, Microsoft Band, a 3D printer, a Raspberry Pi, an Office 365 subscription and much more.
Here’s a tweet from Alia Salem, the executive director of the Dallas Council on American-Islamic Relations. She has been accompanying Mohamed during the TV interviews since this episode started.
— Alia Salem (@aliarsalem) September 19, 2015
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