Facebook and Twitter dismantled thousands of accounts and pages that were part of a global network seeking to push pro-Trump messaging. NBC News reported that the Facebook accounts had been identified as having ties to the Epoch Times, a pro-Trump conspiracy website. The group was previously second only to the […]
Wegman Partners, a prestigious New York City head-hunting firm, has been hit with a $US155,000 civil penalty over accusations of workplace sexual harassment. The fine was the second-highest in the history of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The commission has ordered $US2.2 million in penalties over sexual-harassment […]
After weeks of speculation WeWork has confirmed 2,400 layoffs. The company has 12,500 employees worldwide, and the job cuts comprise about 20% of the office-sharing startup’s workforce. WeWork’s layoffs come after a failed IPO attempt that saw its value plummet from $US47 billion to about $US8 billion and led the […]
Apple CEO Time Cook marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots by saying there was still much work to be done in the push for equality for members of the LGBTQ community. Though he was “eight years old and a thousand miles away when Stonewall happened,” Cook said he […]
Twitter came under fire after several accounts belonging to critics of the Chinese government were removed from the site. Though the site is banned in the country, many users including human rights lawyers and activists employ virtual private network software to post. The company said the move was an accident, […]
Huawei is reportedly stopping its smartphone production to “reassess” its target to become the world’s top smartphone vendor by the end of 2020. The South China Morning Post reported that Zhao Ming, president of Honour, one of Huawei’s smartphone brands, said it was “too early” to comment on the goal. […]
Facebook is reportedly developing a digital payments system that will be rolled out in several countries by the first quarter of 2020. The BBC reported the company has been holding meetings with trading firms and officials before it hopes to start testing “GlobalCoin” by the end of 2019. Multiple reports […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the commencement speech at Tulane University on Saturday, during which he encouraged students to listen to others and remain open to seeing the world in a different way. Cook encouraged students to pay attention to “what we owe one another” and touched on the importance […]
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