Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Tech giant moves to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry for that,” chief executive […]

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San Francisco voters pass “head” tax to help homeless residents

California voters have approved two measures addressing what the mayor of Mountain View, California, calls the “perils of prosperity”–namely, the escalating cost of housing and increased traffic congestion that comes when large companies like Google, Amazon and Salesforce come to town. Measure P — a graduated tax on companies based on how many employees they have — passed with almost […]

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Google CEO supports employee walkout amid sexual misconduct reports

Google addresses sexual harassment; Expedia targets Airbnb Fox Business Briefs: Google CEO Sundar Pichai sends memo to company saying they’ve fired 48 people over the past two years for sexual harassment; Expedia buys two start-ups that will help it take on Airbnb. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is giving his employees free rein to walk out of work and protest on […]

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Google Employees Plan Walkout Protesting Payout For Senior Executive Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Hundreds of Google employees are planning a walkout Thursday, according to multiple reports, in the wake of revelations by The New York Times that the company settled with a top executive accused of sexual misconduct. Andy Rubin, a top executive at Google who spearheaded the creation of the Android operating system, was accused of coercing a former female co-worker to […]

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How Amazon Competes With Google (AMZN, GOOG)

Google’s (GOOG) direct competitor across the Internet is Amazon (AMZN), and the competition between these two Internet companies has only become more intense in the past few years. Many people consider Google a search engine first and an email provider and ad seller through its AdWords program second. And most people consider Amazon an online shopping platform. However, both companies are […]

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Britain to Target Online Giants With New 'Digital Services Tax'

Britain said it would tax the revenue that online platforms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon make in the country to update a system that had not kept pace with changing digital business models. “It’s clearly not sustainable, or fair, that digital platform businesses can generate substantial value in the UK without paying tax here in respect of that business,” finance minister Philip Hammond […]

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Alphabet Misses Wall Street Revenue Estimates, Shares Fall

Google parent Alphabet Inc on Thursday missed analysts’ estimates for third-quarter revenue and rising expenses trimmed its operating margin for the third straight quarter. The tech company’s third-quarter results fanned investor concern that big investments in new businesses, increasing regulatory scrutiny and emerging competition have made the company’s near-term prospects difficult to predict. Shares of Alphabet fell 3.5 percent to […]

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Stocks continue Red October slide amid tech company woes

Last Updated Oct 26, 2018 10:30 AM EDT Stocks dropped on Friday after tech giants including Amazon reported lackluster earnings, continuing an October rout that’s pushed hundreds of stocks into so-called “bear” territory.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 360 points, or 1.4 percent, to 24,624, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.5 percent in Friday morning trading. The majority […]

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