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Trendy Skin Care Company Deciem's Drama Feels A Whole Lot Like The Tech World

Erratic social posts in the name of "transparency," a cult of personality around a founder, a company that "feels like a family" — where have we heard this story before?!

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Here's What Five Couples Spent To Have A Child

"At what point does it feel like you're buying a baby?"

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

19 Things BuzzFeed Tech Tried And Liked In 2017

All the innovations, apps, hacks, habits, gadgets, and robovacuums that made our lives a little better this year.

Ellen Cushing • One year ago

Silicon Valley Punished Some Badly Behaved Men In 2017. Now, It Needs To Fix Its Broken Culture.

In an industry that has long struggled with gender equality, it's not yet clear whether it's just getting rid of a few bad apples or if the industry is truly ready for change.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Report: Microsoft Systematically Discriminates Against Women In Pay And Advancement

The report, filed as part of a gender discrimination lawsuit against Microsoft, found that women in technical positions make less than men.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Hundreds Of People Told Us How Sexual Harassment In Tech Derailed Their Careers

More than 500 people told BuzzFeed News that they’d been targeted with harassment and discrimination while working in tech, and it had far-reaching implications for their careers and personal lives.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

An Evening With The Tesla Faithful As Elon Musk Unveils A New Truck And Car

Here are the new Tesla Semis and Tesla Roadster.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Meet The People Who Listen to Podcasts Crazy-Fast

"I have often, when finding out about a new podcast with a large back catalog, made myself a 100-hour-plus playlist to catch up."

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Robert Scoble Resigns From His Consulting Company In The Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Scoble's partner Shel Israel announced the move in a Facebook post. "His decision is related to recent revelations that Robert engaged in inappropriate behavior."

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Another Woman Has Accused Robert Scoble of Sexual Harassment

Michelle Greer, who worked with Scoble at Rackspace, says he groped her at a tech conference in 2010.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

What To Do With “Shitty Media Men”?

A document circulating late Wednesday named and shamed dozens of men in media for bad behavior toward women.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

People Are Not Thrilled About Getting An Email From Amazon About Their Nonexistent Baby Registries

An email went out Tuesday afternoon informing people that "a gift is on its way."

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Here’s How I Purged My Closet And Made Cash Selling Old Clothes On Instagram

I needed to get rid of some old clothes, but instead of turning to eBay, Poshmark, or local consignment stores, I tried selling them on Instagram. It worked.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Three Ex-Googlers Just Sued The Company For Allegedly Discriminating Against Women

The lawsuit, which was filed today in San Francisco, has been brought on behalf of all women who worked for the company in the last four years in California. A Google spokesperson said the company "disagree[s] with the central allegations."

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

The Wage Gap In Tech In LA Is Getting Worse

In 2015, women in tech in the city were making 82 cents for every man's dollar — but in 2010 they were making 97 cents.

Doree Shafrir • One year ago

Virtual Reality Is Medical Training's Next Frontier

"Are you just going to let him die?"

Doree Shafrir • 2 years ago

Women In VR Really Hope Their Industry Can Avoid Becoming Just Another Sleazy Tech Story

After a series of sexism and sexual harassment scandals, VR is vowing to do better. The industry's women are cautiously optimistic.

Doree Shafrir • 2 years ago

The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against This Virtual Reality Startup Are Really Gross

According to a lawsuit, one male employee at UploadVR "would talk about how he 'had a boner' and had to go to the bathroom to 'rub one out' so he could focus."

Doree Shafrir • 2 years ago

Not Everyone Is Meant To Have A Book Club

"You know what? I think I’m good."

Doree Shafrir • 2 years ago

Feminist Hypocrisy Is The New Trend In Startup Narratives

Thinx founder Miki Agrawal is just the latest in a string of female founders and CEOs, from Sophia Amoruso to Arianna Huffington, who don’t practice the "fempowerment” they preach.

Doree Shafrir • 2 years ago