Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

A ‘We’re Hiring!’ sign is displayed at a Starbucks Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was up at 4am to prepare for a meeting when his company MacBook abruptly shut down. He later found out he was part … Read more

Google memo to employees on Roe v. Wade overturn

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a panel at the CEO Summit of the Americas hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Google sent a companywide email Friday about the historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, explaining employees in affected … Read more

Companies forced to weigh in on privacy, health care

Pro-choice activists are seen outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 15, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The challenges posed by the end of Roe v. Wade are only just beginning for corporate America. By overturning the abortion precedent Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court set off a series of … Read more

Apple responds to Roe v. Wade rollback

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple employees can use their company benefits to travel out-of-state to receive medical care, the company confirmed on Friday. The benefit has been available to employees for over 10 years, … Read more

How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

Amazon CEO acknowledges loss of Black leaders in internal memo

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy speaks during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle on Oct. 5, 2021. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon CEO Andy Jassy acknowledged losing two top Black executives, who led warehouses and transportation, in a company email Tuesday night. Jassy’s email sang the executives’ praises, adding that he’s “truly sorry to … Read more

Amazon loses two Black execs: Alicia Boler-Davis, David Bozeman

Jeff Kowalsky / Bloomberg via Getty Images Amazon is losing two top executives who lead warehouses and transportation. Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president of global customer fulfillment and a member of the company’s leadership team, and David Bozeman, VP of Amazon Transportation Services, are departing the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Both … Read more

These fortress balance sheet stocks can weather a recession, Morgan Stanley says

Recession fears compounded last week, following actions from the Federal Reserve and other central banks to tame inflation, along with the release of downbeat US economic data. Those concerns pushed the S&P 500 into bear market territory, closing Friday’s session down 23.7% from its January record. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out the week … Read more

AI software called DALL-E turns your words into pictures

The DALL-E Mini software from a group of open-source developers is not perfect, but sometimes it does effectively come up with pictures that match people’s text descriptions. Screenshot In scrolling through your social media feeds of late, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed illustrations accompanied by captions. They’re popular now. The pictures you’re seeing are … Read more

UK plans to cut cookie consent boxes in departure from EU data laws

The government says the move will result in far fewer of the “frustrating” boxes appearing online. Andia | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Britain wants an end to the barrage of cookie consent pop-ups. The government says new data reforms will greatly reduce the number of banners that appear on websites asking people to … Read more