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Google CEO cancels companywide town hall on gender dispute after employee questions are leaked

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company's internal messaging service. Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for...

Snap shares plummet after Los Angeles tech company misses expectations

Snap Inc. revealed its second-quarter earnings after the close of markets Thursday -- and they weren't pretty.

Longtime Uber exec Ryan Graves to leave company but remain on board

Ryan Graves, Uber’s global senior vice president of operations, will leave the company in mid-September but remain on its board of directors, according to a company-wide email sent Thursday. Graves did not give a reason for his departure beyond his desire for change. “In some ways my focus going...

Delivery start-up Schlep & Fetch runs out of cash, shuts down and pays drivers fraction of what they're owed

Schlep & Fetch, which delivered food from Yelp Eat24 orders and documents from movie studios and law offices, ceased operations in recent days after running of out money. At its peak last fall, the Los Angeles courier start-up had 140 drivers fulfilling 15,000 orders a month from the Westside to...

Fired Google employee says his gender memo was a reaction to diversity training

Former Google engineer James Damore wrote his memo — suggesting that fewer women than men land tech jobs due to biological differences — as a reaction to his experience in diversity training, he said in one of his first public interviews since Google fired him this week. "I went to a diversity...

By firing engineer, Google shows what you can say — and what you can't — at work

In a country known for its reverence of free speech, in a state strict with labor codes, in an industry steeped in libertarian and progressive ideals, if an employee has something to say, he should just be able to say it, right? Not quite, as one Google employee learned the hard way when he was...

Google CEO slams memo on gender as employee reportedly fired

A memo written by a male engineer at Google about gender differences sparked a quick rebuttal from Google after it circulated widely online. Google CEO Sundar Pichai denounced the memo in an email Monday for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” and said he was cutting short a vacation to hold...

El Segundo start-up Cujo wants to do for cybersecurity what ADT does for home security

El Segundo start-up Cujo wants to do for cybersecurity what ADT does for home security

Instacart to expand services in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties

Instacart is bringing its grocery delivery service to 1 million additional households in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The expansion, rolling out Tuesday, reflects demand in a region where Instacart already serves nearly 2 million households, said Instacart senior...

Google workers criticize employee's memo on diversity

Several current and former Google employees are publicly criticizing an employee-written memo that suggested the lower numbers of women in the tech industry are due to biological differences. The memo, which tech news site Recode published in full, is titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.”...

Google vice president responds to employee memo on women: 'Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success'

Google's new head of diversity has rejected an internal commentary from an employee who suggested women don't get ahead in tech jobs because of biological differences. Danielle Brown, who was named a vice president at the search giant only a few weeks ago, says Google is "unequivocal in our belief...

Grubhub is buying Eat24 from Yelp for $287.5 million

Grubhub Inc. plans to gobble up another online food-ordering rival. This time it's Yelp Inc.’s Eat24. Chicago-based Grubhub said Thursday that it will pay Yelp $287.5 million in cash for Eat24. That's more than double what Yelp, based in San Francisco, paid to acquire Eat24 two years ago. The two...

Cybersecurity expert hailed for stopping WannaCry attack is indicted for unleashing another virus

A widely celebrated cybersecurity researcher was indicted on charges of developing software that has stolen banking credentials from an untold number of people, prosecutors said Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, 22, who works for the Los Angeles security firm Kryptos Logic, received praise in May for...

There's money to be made in taking complaints

A new breed of start-up is trying to save companies from their own bad behavior.

'Microsoft Office World Champion' is a real thing, and these kids are it

Like many teens, John Dumoulin passed the summer before his senior year of high school in front of a computer screen. But he wasn’t playing “League of Legends,” streaming “Game of Thrones” or watching hours on end of YouTube videos. He was mastering the art of the pivot table. The 17-year-old from...

Holes close in China's 'Great Firewall' as Apple and Amazon snub apps to bypass censors

Moves by business giants Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to stop people from using censorship-skirting apps in China have renewed questions about the extent to which U.S. companies are willing to work with authorities to operate in the vast but tightly controlled Chinese market. Apple Chief Executive...

Bill would let Uber, Lyft drivers get a single California business license rather than multiple local ones

Every week, Yolanda Bowie’s part-time job as a driver for Lyft and Uber takes her from her Sacramento home and across the constellation of cities that make up the greater Bay Area. Bowie was surprised when Lyft told her recently that she might have to pay for a business license to drive in each...

Tech workers used to bank on riches from stock options. For Snap employees, it's no certainty

Employees at Snap Inc. soon are free to begin trading in their stock. Will they hold or sell?

Tech firms criticize Trump's call for a transgender military ban

Some of the technology industry’s most prominent companies and leaders called for inclusion after President Trump proposed barring transgender people from the U.S. military. Following a series of Wednesday morning tweets from Trump that said allowing transgender people to serve would result in...

Foxconn will build factory in Wisconsin, White House invitation says

Electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid-crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin, according to an invitation to President Trump's afternoon news conference with Wisconsin officials. The Associated Press obtained the invitation from a person with knowledge of the Wednesday afternoon event...

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