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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Makers of email software like Return Path and Edison Software let their employees read users' email, a practice they say is covered by user agreements   —  Software developers scan hundreds of millions of emails of users who sign up for email-based services  —  Google said a year ago …
Jul 2, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Google is taking more steps to curb trolling and ad hominem attacks on internal message boards, passing new rules and empowering forum moderators   —  Internet giant bans ‘trolling’ on internal message boards and ad hominem attacks against co-workers  —  Google is trying to quell …
Jun 27, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US lawmakers are scrutinizing Google's Android partnership with Huawei and plan to publicly criticize Google for it   —  Silicon Valley giant drawn into Washington's escalating digital cold war with Beijing  —  Members of Congress have begun scrutinizing Google's relationship …
Jun 7, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Inside the increasingly divisive and nonstop debates among Google employees, often over social and political topics   —  The tech giant, trying to navigate an age of heightened political disagreement, struggles to tame a workplace culture of nonstop debate  —  Ingrid Newkirk …
May 1, 2018, 12:47 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: stock-trading app Robinhood is raising around $350M led by DST Global at a $5.6B valuation, a fourfold increase in one year   —  Russian firm DST Global is leading the $350 million investment in the stock-trading app  —  Robinhood Financial LLC is set to be valued at about $5.6 billion …
Mar 15, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Former recruiter sues Google, says YouTube set minority hiring quotas, stopped hiring white and Asian males last year for tech jobs, fired him for complaining   —  A former employee alleges tech firm set quotas for hiring minorities  —  YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males …
Mar 1, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Sources say Google dominated Coalition for Better Ads' research and review process, which helped determine ads that will be blacklisted by Chrome   —  Critics say the search giant's ad-blocking plan—which will screen out certain types of ads in its Google Chrome browser—is self-serving
Feb 14, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Only one of the top five largest US tech firms, Apple, has announced major changes to its cash allocation strategy as a result of tax reform   —  Tech firms lobbied for the tax overhaul in part because it promised a one-time discounted rate of up to 15.5% on those holdings
Feb 5, 2018, 6:55 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Startups aim to provide an alternative route to internet access via VPNs and mesh networks, amid net neutrality repeal, but their approaches are as yet unproven   —  From VPNs to mesh networks, efforts to find an alternative route to internet access are gaining ground in Silicon Valley
Dec 30, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of US deputy CTO Michael Kratsios, who comes from Thiel-founded VC firm and oversees ~45 staff of director-less Office of Science and Technology Policy   —  Tech adviser Michael Kratsios is working on a policy agenda, but he needs some of the president's staunchest critics to cooperate
Nov 14, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context

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