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Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo

CEO Sundar Pichai says internal document that criticised efforts to promote women and under-represented minorities is ‘contrary to our basic values’ Google reportedly fired a software engineer on Monday after a document he wrote criticising the company’s diversity efforts and attributing the tech industry’s gender imbalance to biological differences between men and women

Twitter Reveals Why It Hides Its Daily Active User Figures

Responding to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as to why Twitter is hiding its daily active user (DAU) growth, the company said "the absolute number of DAUs is less important than the percentage change in DAUs". In a correspondence between the company and SEC, Twitter revealed that the percentage change in DAUs is

Facebook Said to Be Working on Video Chat Device, Standalone Smart Speaker

  Facebook is working on a video chat device for the home - the first major hardware product from its experimental Building 8 lab. Featuring a laptop-sized touchscreen, the device represents a new product category and could be announced as soon as next spring's F8 developer conference, according to people familiar with the matter.

Facebook News Feed to Prioritise Links to Websites That Load Faster

In the coming months, Facebook is updating its News Feed to show more weblinks that load faster and less stories which take time to open. In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook executives said they had heard from people how frustrating it is to click on a link that leads to a slow-loading

Google Image Search Gets Badges Feature to Help You Take Action

  Google looks committed to improve its Image Search feature on the app and has now introduced a new tool that looks to compete with Pinterest. The Internet giant has added a new Image Search feature that will let you know the context and other relevant Badges to images indicating what else

Amazon, in Sign of Growth, Holds Job Fair for US Warehouses

  Amazon is holding a giant job fair Wednesday and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen US warehouses. Though it's common for Amazon to ramp up its shipping center staff in August to prepare for holiday shopping, the magnitude of the hiring spree underscores Amazon's growth when traditional

Windows Saw Over 2.3 Million Infections, 13 Ransomware Families in Q2 2017: Quick Heal

  Over 2.3 million infections and 13 families of ransomware were detected on Windows in the second quarter of 2017, a new report revealed on Wednesday. According to Quick Heal Technologies, malware detections saw a drop of 23 percent but continued to emerge over 1,700 times every minute. "Although malware detections on Windows and Android saw a decline compared to last quarter,

Facebook Did Shut Down AI System, But Not Because Things Went Out Of Control

  Amid the battle of words between billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk over the future of artificial intelligence last week, a story that suggested that Facebook had to shut down an AI program went viral. We may have gotten carried away by the pun, however. According to reports, Facebook had to shut down an AI

Former Pebble, Essential and WebOS designer joins Google Home team

In the leadup to the launch of the Essential company's first phone, one of its top executives has left for Google. Liron Damir announced this week on LinkedIn that he joined the Google Home team as its head of user experience, leaving behind the same role over at Android founder Andy Rubin's startup. "Definitely took the scenic route,