Some struggle economically as China's 20th Communist Party Congress begins

Oct 14, 2022
Under President Xi Jinping, tech and real estate oversight has tightened, while the private tutoring sector has been flattened.
A sign celebrating the Chinese Communist Party's 100th anniversary sits prominently in a commercial center in Shanghai in 2021.
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How the tech landscape could change if abortion laws do

Jun 24, 2022
Hard right turns in legislation in Texas and Florida, among other states, have begun creating challenges for recruiting among a mostly liberal workforce.
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Spotify's apology to staff over Joe Rogan scandal sends a broader message

Feb 7, 2022
Addressing employees' displeasure is a growing priority in how companies handle public relations problems.
Employees are an increasingly important audience for companies' responses to public relations problems. In the tech industry especially, managers fear that offended workers may flee.
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With pandemic easing, how long does Zoom stay hot?

May 31, 2021
The videoconferencing technology company has been a mainstay of the pandemic experience. It will report financial results Tuesday.
Zoom founder Eric Yuan in front of the Nasdaq building in New York. The company's videoconferencing technology caught on as people stayed home during lockdown.
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U.S. ramps up scrutiny of Chinese companies buying American tech firms

May 6, 2021
The increased scrutiny has led to an intended chilling effect, with Chinese foreign direct investment slowing since 2016.
Buying a company is a way for foreign firms to access technology, but if the technology is sensitive, that can pose a national security threat in the view of the U.S. government.
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What Google's union means for Silicon Valley

Jan 4, 2021
This union's main aim is to support employee activism, rather than negotiate a contract.
Google employees stage a walkout over sexual harassment in New York in 2018. Some employees of the giant internet company have created a union to support worker activism.
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Senators grill tech CEOs as both parties fault internet content policies

Oct 28, 2020
Legislation to tighten the oversight of internet content may be coming.
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Is it a good time for business between the U.S. and China?

Aug 27, 2020
Some U.S. firms complain of retaliatory measures in China. But experts see long-term opportunity.
U.S. products used in a water-treatment system at a Chinese factory. The equipment is among the goods carrying extra Chinese tariffs.
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The year in the tech economy

Dec 30, 2019
That was challenging. Now for tech's next act...
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
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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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