Latest from Nitasha Tiku

Six things to know about the latest efforts to bring unions to Big Tech

New efforts to unionize tech employees are cropping up. Here’s what you need to know.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Gen Z women are breaking into the venture-capital boys club

The new entrants hope their arrival is a sign that the VC establishment is open to new perspectives on which ideas deserve funding.
  • Apr 23, 2021

Amazon’s win in Alabama is latest victory in power struggle between tech giants, workers

For decades, tech company workers have advocated for better rights and better behavior from their employers. But deep pocketed companies like Amazon, Facebook and Uber have largely gotten their way.
  • Apr 10, 2021

A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.

Facebook has set an ambitious hiring goal of 30 percent more people of color in leadership by 2025. But current and former Black employees involved in hiring — as well as potential recruits who filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last summer — describe a problematic system that makes it difficult to achieve that and other diversity goals.
  • Apr 6, 2021
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Another vaccine on the horizon?

What we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine. And, the fractured relationship between Google and historically Black colleges and universities.
  • Mar 22, 2021

The billionaire boom

The wealth of nine of America’s top titans has increased by more than $360 billion in the past year. The staggering rise in their gains contrasts with the economic devastation of millions of Americans, amid soaring unemployment and evictions, drawing attention to issues of inequality and distribution of wealth.
  • Mar 12, 2021

Google’s approach to historically Black schools helps explain why there are few Black engineers in Big Tech

Google for years has been celebrated for trying to fix Silicon Valley’s race gap. But while Google had a head start on building relationships with HBCUs, critics say its track record also exposes instances when Google undervalued and underinvested in Black engineering students.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Clubhouse 101: What you should know about the invite-only, audio social app

Meet Clubhouse: It's the latest chatty social media tool loved by Silicon Valley, and it’s catching on around the world.
  • Feb 10, 2021

How Twitter, on the front lines of history, finally decided to ban Trump

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed to ban Donald Trump from Twitter after tearful all-hands meetings, bitter dialogues, and employee pushback, knowing that this would be the biggest decision his company had ever faced.
  • Jan 16, 2021

Parler is offline, but violent posts scraped by hackers will haunt users

Parler's data was easily scraped from its site, a researcher says, as it fell off the Internet this week.
  • Jan 12, 2021