Saturday, February 24, 2018

Google, Amazon mocked on ‘Saturday Night Live’ amid wider tech backlash

The tech backlash has moved beyond op-ed pages and into people’s living rooms, with “Saturday Night Live” delivering a couple of skits skewering Google...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: Coding alone can’t save us from the skills gap

Too much importance put on the writing of code has created a skills gap in America’s technology industry and much of its workforce, Google...

Chinese techies flee Silicon Valley, ‘bamboo ceiling’ highlighted: report

Chinese tech workers are not only looking homeward, they’re moving back for better jobs, according to a new report. Part of the reason for...

Google deletes 60 apps, many aimed at kids, that showed porn ads

Google has deleted several dozen apps — many of them aimed at kids — after a security firm found that they contain malware that...

Former Google engineer: Company shut down pro-diversity discussions

On the same week Google was sued by a couple of former employees who accuse it of quashing conservative viewpoints, another former Google engineer...

Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve felt discrimination

A new survey from Pew has this headline: “Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity.” No kidding. As Silicon Valley’s...

Silicon Valley reels after two chip flaws puts world’s computers and smartphones at risk

Tech companies around the world are reeling and rushing fixes for two microprocessor flaws that have put nearly all the computing devices in the...

Why is ‘time right’ for Eric Schmidt to leave as Alphabet chairman?

If the first thing you asked was “what did he do” when you heard the news that Google fixture Eric Schmidt is stepping aside...

Google hit with lawsuit alleging sneaky money-grubbing

Online-advertising agency AdTrader on Dec. 13 filed a lawsuit accusing Google of fraud and deceit. The agency claims the Mountain View tech giant made...

Guess what the hottest Google searches were for 2017?

Boy do we have a deep-seated fascination with boys behaving badly. The top trending Google searches for what’s been a roaringly raucous calendar year...

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