When Cities Sign Secret Contracts With Big Tech Companies, Citizens Suffer
Tech companies shopping for real estate are asking local officials to sign NDAs — and cutting taxpayers out of the loop.
Airbnb Just Deactivated Listings In Israeli Settlements In The West Bank And Israel Says Hosts Should Sue
After years of protest, Airbnb is pulling out of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and Israel’s tourism minister is encouraging hosts to sue.
Square, Airbnb, And eBay Just Said They Would End Forced Arbitration For Sexual Harassment Claims
Tesla and Netflix declined to comment. Slack said it was "undertaking a careful review" of its policies.
Despite Changes To Sexual Misconduct Policies, Google Walkout Organizers Say There’s More To Be Done
Google has conceded to some, but not all, demands by employees, some of whom called executives' responses "tone deaf" following an all-staff meeting on Thursday.
Google Women Are Sharing Stories Of Harassment During A Massive Walkout
“I work on an Android app geared toward getting kids interested in STEM and I feel like I’m leading young boys and girls to the slaughter. Why would you want to go into tech if it’s like this?"
Google Employees Around The World Are Walking Out To Protest Sexual Misconduct
Google employees around the world coordinated a walkout to protest the company's handling of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
Uber Is Offering Cheap Gas And Free College Tuition To Its Best Drivers
The ride-hail company will cover 100% of tuition for online courses at Arizona State University for its top drivers and their immediate family members.
Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser
In a new email, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that he supports the planned "women's walk" to protest issues of sexual misconduct at the company.
New York And Virginia Offered Amazon More Than $2 Billion In Incentives For HQ2
The search for Amazon’s next headquarters has finally come to an end — and it’s officially a tie.
An Uber Driver Was Just Tackled To The Ground Outside Uber’s Headquarters
“We just wanted to come in and hand a petition and go away,” the driver told BuzzFeed News.
Bernie Sanders Says Jeff Bezos Is "No Dummy" For Raising Minimum Wage
The new wage applies to more than 250,000 Amazon and Whole Foods employees as well as the more than 100,000 temporary employees it will hire for the upcoming holiday season.
The SEC Is Suing Elon Musk
The Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Musk over “false and misleading public statements” regarding the possibility of taking Tesla private.
Google’s Former CEO Asked For Ways To Raise Low-Income Workers’ Wages. Twitter Had Answers.
“Can’t spell ‘unicorn’ without ‘UNION,’ man.”
Google Employees Are Quitting Over The Company’s Secretive China Search Project
“If it was true, I was pretty sure immediately I couldn’t continue working there,” one former Google employee told BuzzFeed News.
Bernie Sanders' Debate With Amazon Probably Won't Be Settled By A Warehouse Tour
“Work hard. Have fun. Make history.”
Bird And Lime, The First Companies To Bring Scooters To San Francisco, Were Just Denied Permits
The city of San Francisco has awarded permits to just two scooter companies, Scoot and Skip.
Clashes Over Ethics At Major Tech Companies Are Causing Problems For Recruiters
Already dealing with backlash from employees who object to working with government agencies, major tech companies are now facing criticism from a new source — prospective hires.
After Announcing Layoffs, A Meat Processor Is Suing Blue Apron Over $26 Million
Iowa-based West Liberty Foods is suing Blue Apron, claiming the company reneged on its promise to pay for half of the costs pertaining to a joint free-range chicken venture.
Here’s What Happened At Today’s Google All-Hands Meeting
Google executives abruptly changed the topic at an all-hands meeting when it became apparent some employees were sharing information with the press.