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Not all diversity reports are created equal

Of course, all company diversity reports are not the same. That's why this paper asked more than 30 Silicon Valley companies for the official government report they prepare annually on their workforce demographics. In a column today, I gave Read More →

Amazon gearing up to challenge Google in lucrative online ad business

Look out, Google: A new report says Amazon has ambitions to become a significant competitor in the highly profitable business of helping other companies place ads on a variety of sites around the web. It’s another example of giant Internet companies Read More →

Facebook insider leaving for new “adventuring”

Influential Facebook executive Sam Lessin is leaving the social networking giant, saying he plans to spend some time “kite-surfing, skiing, and general adventuring / possibly some trouble making.” Lessin has been vice president of product at Facebook since the company Read More →

Twitter adds a new feature for the “blue-checkmark” crowd …

More perks for the elite:  Twitter is adding a new feature for famous people that will let them know when another famous person has followed them on Twitter. It’s part of a strategy to encourage celebrities, "thought leaders" and other influential Read More →

It’s the workplace, stupid, says new study on female engineer dropouts

Nearly 40 percent of women with engineering degrees leave the profession or never enter the field, according to a new study, reported by National Public Radio. It's not due to a lack of confidence, a dearth of mentors or Read More →

Facebook “emotion study” co-author talks about developing new ethics guidelines

The Cornell researcher who helped lead a controversial Facebook experiment has broken his silence, saying he never realized that people would be upset at learning their News Feeds were altered – without their consent – to see if it made Read More →
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