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Joseph Cox / VICE:
At least 15 Basecamp employees announced on Twitter that they are leaving the company, with some specifically citing new policy banning political talk at work   —  Multiple employees say they are leaving specifically because of recent policy changes.  —  On Friday, numerous employees …
Apr 30, 2021, 4:16 PMIn context
Nina Nanji / BBC:
Facebook says employees can continue permanently working from home, even after July 2021, subject to approval from managers   —  Facebook says its employees can continue working from home, even as other tech giants appear to be going off the idea.  —  The social media company told the BBC it thinks remote work is “the future”.
Apr 19, 2021, 8:35 AMIn context
Becky Bracken / Threatpost:
Report: collaboration tools like Slack and Discord are increasingly being used to spread malware, often using the tool's own CDNs and APIs to evade detection   —  Workflow and collaboration tools like Slack and Discord have been infiltrated by threat actors, who are abusing their legitimate functions …
Apr 8, 2021, 8:25 PMIn context
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon says it expects some employees to start coming back to the office as early as this summer and most of its staff to be back at the office this fall   —  - Amazon said it expects some employees to begin transitioning away from remote work this summer, with most of its staff back at the office by the fall.
Apr 1, 2021, 8:40 AMIn context
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
ServiceTitan, a SoCal-based firm which offers a SaaS product for tradespeople, raises $500M Series F led by Tiger Global and Sequoia at a $8.3B valuation   —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  It's no new live audio app, crypto company or remote-work tool.
Mar 26, 2021, 4:15 PMIn context
Roland Li / San Francisco Chronicle:
Facebook to reopen Menlo Park HQ and other Bay Area sites at 10% capacity starting May 10, and allow remote work until a month after offices reach 50% capacity   —  Facebook has set a Bay Area office reopening date: May 10.  —  The social media giant will open at 10% capacity starting …
Mar 26, 2021, 1:20 PMIn context
Janice Min / TIME:
Former Pinterest COO Françoise Brougher and two former employees, Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks, reflect on sexism and racism at the company   —  The day Françoise Brougher was fired from Pinterest began like so many of her workdays.  It was April 2, 2020 …
Mar 24, 2021, 12:00 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google's Area 120 in-house incubator launches ThreadIt, a short video app for team collaborations, in beta, as a website and a Chrome plug-in   —  The team at Google's Area 120 in-house incubator says the idea for ThreadIt came well before COVID-19 made remote work a necessity for large swaths of the globe.
Mar 18, 2021, 11:05 AMIn context
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Dropbox announces plans to acquire secure document sharing startup DocSend for $165M; DocSend had raised $15.3M and has 17K customers   —  Dropbox announced today that it plans to acquire DocSend for $165 million The company helps customers share and track documents by sending a secure link instead of an attachment.
Mar 9, 2021, 9:50 AMIn context
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Papaya Global, which offers cloud-based payroll and HR services, raises $100M Series C led by GreekOaks Capital Partners at a $1B+ valuation   —  Remote working — hiring people further afield and letting people work outside of a central physical office — is looking like it will be here to stay …
Mar 4, 2021, 9:50 AMIn context

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