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uber ugliness unmasks silicon valley's bro culture




the world was shocked—shocked, i say—to learn this week that female employees are routinely sexually harassed and discriminated against in silicon valley. susan j. fowler’s blog recounting her “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying” year as an engineer at uber unleashed a fury of c...



investors and employees aren't buying uber's sexism 'probe'




investors and silicon valley legends mitch kapor and freada kapor klein also slammed kalanick's investigation. "we are disappointed to see that uber has selected a team of insiders to investigate its destructive culture and make recommendations for change," they wrote in a blog post. "to us, this de...



uber case could be a watershed for women in technology




how long does it take to earn breakfast?business standardfor many women in silicon valley, the contours of fowler's story rang true from sorry experiencefarhad manjoo | nyt  march 3, 2017 last updated at 03:07 isthttp://mybs.in/2uu6ufg



uber engineer’s claims could offer lesson on how not to run an hr department




​after a manager propositions female subordinates for sex, the company's hr department lets the guy off the hook because "he's a high-performer." after a woman complains about sex discrimination, her stellar performance review is secretly changed to include negative remarks. when the woman tells h...



tim cook introduces al gore’s new movie ‘an inconvenient sequel: truth to power’




former vice president and current apple board member al gore today debuted his new movie “an inconvenient sequel: truth to power” in silicon valley. the movie comes as a sequel to the original film debuted in 2006.in attendance of the debut in silicon valley today were apple ceo tim cook and vp...



uber engineer’s claims could offer lesson on how not to run an hr department




​after a manager propositions female subordinates for sex, the company's hr department lets the guy off the hook because "he's a high-performer." after a woman complains about sex discrimination, her stellar performance review is secretly changed to include negative remarks. when the woman tells h...



uber might genuinely be worried that #deleteuber is working




alizashermanshare this storysocial media calls to #deleteuber are getting the company's attention in ways that previous efforts have not.this week, uber drew increased scrutiny in the wake of public allegations by a former engineer named susan fowler. she described uber as having a culture of sexu...



uber might genuinely be worried that #deleteuber is working




alizashermanshare this storysocial media calls to #deleteuber are getting the company's attention in ways that previous efforts have not.this week, uber drew increased scrutiny in the wake of public allegations by a former engineer named susan fowler, who described uber as having a culture of sexu...



soi wafers are suitable substrates for gallium nitride crystals




in cooperation with okmetic oy and the polish itme, researchers at aalto university have studied the application of soi (silicon on insulator) wafers, which are used as a platform for manufacturing different microelectronics components, as a substrate for producing gallium nitride crystals. the rese...



the silicon shift that’s transforming how tech giants make phones




chinese smartphone powerhouse xiaomi joins an exclusive club of companies that roll their own silicon. the post the silicon shift that's transforming how tech giants make phones appeared first on wired.



the morning after: weekend edition




meanwhile, aaron souppouris was also spending all his waking hours in hyrule and shared what he's learned playing link's latest adventure. turns out, the latest in the series has a relatively high degree of difficulty, which represents a welcome return to zelda games of yore. and while his first imp...



tech ceo tweets sex hotline number at reporter




holmes took to twitter to call bloomberg's headline ("hootsuite: the unicorn that never was") salacious, telling the writer, gerritt de vynck, that the piece was published before his company could make a statement. when de vynck told him he waited for the company's response for a day and asked for a...



messages vanish, young billionaires appear




"picaboo" messaging application launched in 2011, was quickly renamed snapchat and caught fire with teens who could embrace spontaneity without worrying images or messages would linger to haunt themthe mobile application snapchat became a social media star with messages that vanish after viewing, ma...



drivers rebel against uber's price-cutting quest for growth




the face-off between uber ceo travis kalanick and driver fawzi kamel illustrated a conflict between uber, with its effort to grow by cutting prices to beat competitors, and drivers who have seen their pay reduced.



“i need leadership help,” uber ceo kalanick says after video goes viral




share this storyuber is already under suspicion of fostering a culture of sexual harassment, and the ride-hailing service appears worried about losing customers. but things just got a bit more toxic. an uber driver released dashcam footage to bloomberg news of him and his rider, uber ceo travis kal...



snap fait une arrivée remarquée à wall street




elle a fixé mercredi soir à 17 dollars le prix de chacune des 200 millions d'actions qui seront mises sur le marché jeudi, ce qui valorise l'ensemble du groupe à quelque 24 milliards de dollars. la société va ainsi faire de ses deux co-fondateurs, evan spiegel et bobby murphy, de très jeunes...



snap fait une arrivée remarquée à wall street




elle a fixé mercredi soir à 17 dollars le prix des 200 millions d'actions qui seront mises sur le marché jeudi, ce qui la valorise à quelque 24 milliards de dollars. la société va ainsi faire de ses deux co-fondateurs, evan spiegel et bobby murphy, de très jeunes milliardaires.  snapchat es...



uber eats humble pie, applies for california self-driving permit




when told it had to get a self-driving permit to operate its autonomous vehicles in california, uber puffed its chest out and, like a petulant child, packed up its fleet and went to arizona instead. that happened very recently, just a few days before christmas 2016, but the ride-hailing company has ...



snapchat: des messages éphémères et deux jeunes milliardaires




l'entreprise a fixé à 17 dollars le prix de chacune des 200 millions d'actions qui commenceront à s'échanger jeudi sur le new york stock exchange, ont indiqué les médias financiers américains mercredi soir. elle se voit en conséquence valorisée à quelque 24 milliards de dollars. l'histoir...



uber's self-driving cars could be coming back to california




"these cars are legally registered and are being driven manually," an uber spokesperson told techcrunch on thursday. "we are taking steps to complete our application to apply for a dmv testing permit. as we said in december, uber remains 100 percent committed to california."for now, however, the com...



a soi wafer is a suitable substrate for gallium nitride crystals




image: the researchers used micronova's cleanrooms and, in particular, a reactor designed for gallium nitride manufacturing. the image shows a six-inch substrate in the movpe reactor before manufacturing. view more credit: aalto university / jori lemettinenin cooperation with okmetic oy and the pol...



snap, maison-mère de snapchat, va faire une entrée remarquée à wall street




snap, la maison-mère de la populaire messagerie mobile snapchat, va faire une entrée remarquée jeudi à wall street. l'entreprise américaine a fixé mercredi soir à 17 dollars le prix de chacune des 200 millions d'actions qui seront mises sur le marché jeudi, ce qui valorise l'ensemble du grou...



russian officials fine uber for 'misleading customers'




russian authorities have fined u.s. transport company uber after ruling that the firm is misleading customers.consumer watchdog rospotrebnadzor gave uber a 100,000 ruble ($1,724) fine after ruling that the company had not made it clear that it was not providing taxi services. officials claimed that ...



melbourne express: monday, february 27, 2017




as taxi licence holders protest about compensation and uber's introduction into melbourne, uber drivers aren't happy either.rideshare drivers united was formed to help drivers stick together over pay and conditions.the rsdu members are not logging on this morning between 7am and midday, while th...



nasa data show california's san joaquin valley still sinking




since the 1920s, excessive pumping of groundwater at thousands of wells in california's san joaquin valley has caused land in sections of the valley to subside, or sink, by as much as 28 feet (8.5 meters). this subsidence is exacerbated during droughts, when farmers rely heavily on groundwater to su...