Workplace Culture

Will the 2020s bring an end to the era of open offices?

Dec 31, 2019
Blamed for everything from decreased productivity to increased flu cases, the majority of workers hate them, a survey says.
Collaboration or constant distraction? Google employees work in an open office in Berlin in January.
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Streaming video games are here. Does anyone want to play them?

Nov 18, 2019
Google's new cloud-based video game service debuts this week.
A visitor plays a cloud game at the stand of Google Stadia during the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 21, 2019.
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Google enters a different kind of arms race

Nov 1, 2019
Apple makes nearly 40% of the fancy new gadgets we put on our wrists. Google is hoping to muscle in.
Guests participate in a workout hosted by Fitbit and PH5 in 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Workplace Culture

Google contractors in Pittsburgh to vote on unionizing

Sep 23, 2019
The tech industry relies on an army of temps and contractors who don't get the cushy benefits of full-time employees.
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Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
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How We Survive

Climate change impacts are coming to Big Tech's doorstep

Sep 16, 2019
How prepared are Apple, Google, Facebook and other firms for risks like sea level rise?
Sylvia Li

Regulators fine YouTube for collecting data and marketing to kids

Sep 5, 2019
Critics say the $170 million penalty will do little to change the video platform's behavior.
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Hunting for the holy grail of digital language translation

Aug 20, 2019
Machines still have a devil of a time figuring out all the nuance and context of human speech and the written word.
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Why is Google leaking details of its unreleased phone?

Jul 31, 2019
Google's taking an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to leaks.
The Googleplex Campus in Mountain View, California.
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Big Tech faces antitrust questions on Capitol Hill

Jul 16, 2019
The panel in the House Antitrust Committee comes amid bipartisan scrutiny of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple.
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