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Visualizing The Diversity Of The Tech Industry

With the recent leak of the “Google Manifesto” and the maelstrom of media backlash that followed, Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes that it seems that concerns around diversity in the technology industry have finally reached a boiling point. Today’s infographic from Information is Beautiful breaks down the demographics of 23 major tech companies, based on statistics from […]

Error 404: Visualizing The Internet’s Digital Decay

In 2005, one of the most intriguing advertising stunts of the internet age was hatched. As Visual Capitalist's Nick Routley explains, Alex Tew launched the The Million Dollar Homepage, where anyone could “own a piece of internet history” by purchasing pixels-plots (minimum of 10×10) on a massive digital canvas. At the price of just one dollar […]

James Damore: “This Is Why I Was Fired By Google”

Fired Google engineer Jame Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s "ideological echo chamber," adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in digital […]

Understanding The Hysterical Reaction To The Google Memo

Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Today’s post is the final installment of a four part series on the Google memo and the various issues it’s raised regarding our cultural capacity for intelligent debate. I’ve also touched upon the very serious issue of Google’s expanding position as an integral and willing tool of […]

Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google’s “Potentially Illegal Practices”, “Recorded Meetings” And “Science Denial”

For those who have managed to avoid this storyline, James Damore, now a former Google employee, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto on Friday, complaining about Google’s “ideological echo chamber,” alleging women have lower tolerance for stress and that conservatives are more conscientious. By Monday, the chess master, who studied at Harvard, Princeton and […]

“I Have A Right To Express My Concerns”: Fired Google Engineer Will Pursue Legal Action; Assange Offers Job

The computer engineer fired by Google for writing a memo in which he slammed the company’s anti-conservative culture and said women are less suited to certain roles in tech and leadership, is considering taking legal action against the company. As a reminder, now former Google employee James Damore, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto […]

Google Fires Author Of “Outrageous” Memo Slamming Company’s Anti-Conservative Culture

Yesterday we reported that a 10-page document penned by an unnamed Google engineer titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” which criticized the company’s “left-leaning”, “anti-conservative” culture and called for replacing Google’s diversity initiatives with policies that encourage “ideological diversity” instead, led to angry outrage among fellow Google employees and Silicon Valley liberals. The document, published in […]

P&G Slashed Digital Ad Spending, This Is What Happened Next

Submitted by Wolf Richter of WolfStreet Tired of feeding an opaque, slimy industry of bots and fake clicks Procter & Gamble, one of the largest and most sophisticated advertisers in the world, reported on Thursday that sales were slightly down in the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year, despite consumer price inflation. It’s the […]

Silicon Valley Censorship

Authored by Samuel Westrop via The Gatestone Institute, If it is ever "toxic" to deem ISIS a terrorist organization, then — regardless of whether that is the result of human bias or an under-developed algorithm — the potential for abuse, and for widespread censorship, will always exist. The problem lies with the very concept of […]

Google Is The Biggest Lobbying Spender In Tech

The fact that many major tech companies are headquartered in Silicon Valley doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice in Washington as well. As Statista’s Feliz Richer notes, according to documents filed in accordance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act, companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon spend millions every year trying to legally influence D.C. lawmakers. The following […]