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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
DoorDash will pay $5 million to settle class-action lawsuit over independent contractors   —  On-demand food delivery startup DoorDash has reached an agreement with workers' rights lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan regarding a class-action lawsuit that alleged DoorDash misclassified its delivery workers as independent contractors.
Apr 10, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook to allow flagging revenge porn for review and removal, prevent further sharing of removed images on Messenger and Instagram using photo-matching tech   —  Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can't re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn …
Apr 5, 2017, 9:10 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber's first diversity report: staff is 36.1% female worldwide with 15.4% female engineers; in US, 49.8% white, 30.9% Asian, 8.8% black, 5.6% Hispanic overall   —  Uber just released its highly anticipated, first-ever diversity report detailing the demographics of its employees as of this month.
Mar 28, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's head of diversity, Jeffrey Siminoff, is leaving, after its chief HR officer, Renee Atwood, already left   —  Twitter's VP of diversity and inclusion Jeffrey Siminoff is leaving the company at the end of the month and its chief human resources officer Renee Atwood has already left, TechCrunch has confirmed.
Feb 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Blackbirds, an employee resource group for African-Americans, debuts a Black History Month bot that chats in DMs about cultural events, music, history   —  Twitter's employee resource group for African-Americans, Blackbirds, is launching a Twitter bot for Black History Month.
Feb 1, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber and Lyft respond to Senator Al Franken's questions about discrimination by drivers, defend use of riders' real names and pictures in profiles   —  Uber and Lyft have responded to Senator Al Franken's questions regarding potential racial discrimination against passengers.
Dec 30, 2016, 8:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Automile, maker of fleet management software and a vehicle tracking device, raises $7.5M Series A from SaaStr, Salesforce Ventures, Niklas Zennstrom, and others   —  Automile, a fleet logistics and management startup, has closed a $7.5 million Series A round led by SaaStr with participation …
Dec 23, 2016, 11:30 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Anil Dash becomes new CEO of Fog Creek Software, debuts Gomix, a platform that provides template apps, which users can remix, modify, host, and deploy for free   —  Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building.
Dec 6, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Apple will host Hour of Code workshops in partnership with Code.org at Apple stores around the world from December 5 until December 11   —  Apple has opened up registration for its Hour of Code workshops in partnership with Code.org.  This year, Apple will host Hour of Code workshops every …
Nov 17, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Pandora redesigns its web app for the first time since 2011, simplifying the interface, adding deeper Ticketfly integration, and more   —  Pandora just released its biggest web redesign since 2011.  Back in the day, when Pandora first launched, everything was web first, mobile second.
Nov 9, 2016, 11:25 AMIn context

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