Everyman Sundar Pichai Picks Up Side Job as CEO of Alphabet

Like many people struggling just to stay afloat through stagnant wages in an uncertain economy, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced yesterday that he’s doing what so many of us have: getting a second job. Read More >>

Fired Google Organisers Accuse Tech Giant of Acting Unlawfully

A rash and highly publicised personnel decision has put Google in the crosshairs of its own workers – and soon, the National Labor Relations Board, which may well find the company broke the law. Read More >>

Some Pretty Good Twitter Handles That May Soon Become Available

Twitter is gearing up to remove scads of inactive accounts. That means one thing and one thing only: one lucky idiot might soon have rights to the handle @sexhaver, leaving the rest of us (losers; virgins) in their digital dust. Read More >>

Google Escalates Internal Crackdown, Firing Four Employees

An internal memo sent yesterday afternoon states that four Google staffers have been fired for “clear and repeated violations of our data security policies.” Read More >>

Did Google Wipe An Employee’s Personal Phone?

Google has found itself at the centre of considerable backlash once again, this time for placing two employees on administrative leave for uncertain reasons, as well as for contracting famous union-busting firm IRI. At a worker-led rally on Friday morning on the company’s San Francisco campus, another revelation came to light: the mobile phone of one recently disciplined employee was allegedly rendered mysteriously unusable. Read More >>

It’s Eagle Cam Time

While many of us spent the weekend unpacking winter coats of various thicknesses and draping our windows in that insulation film that never seems to work, the US state of Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources engaged in its own altogether better seasonal tradition: setting up its eagle cam. Read More >>

Rev CEO: ‘We Got a Few Things Wrong’

Transcription platform Rev quietly slashed the minimum pay for its contractors earlier this month, and its workforce has been vocally pushing back against what it sees as unlivable wages since then. Read More >>

Transcription Platform Rev Slashes Minimum Pay for Workers

Rev, one of the biggest names in transcription – and one of the cheapest services of its kind – opted to alter its pay structure with little warning for thousands of contractors on its platform, some of whom are furious at what they expect will be smaller paycheques from here on out. Read More >>


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1,000 Google Employees Are Sick of Their Bosses’ Half-Assed Climate Efforts

Google – a company headquartered on Earth – has not always been keen to cave to the demands of its increasingly vocal and organised staff. Nonetheless, 1,000 Googlers have now signed a letter seeking to force the company to reckon with its role in accelerating climate change, a thing that would seem to be a no-brainer. Read More >>

Even Facebook Employees Think the Company’s Political Speech Policy Is Awful

Mark Zuckerberg has been roundly criticised by the press and lawmakers for his company’s incongruous new policy allowing politicians to make false claims in advertising on the platform. Adding to that growing wave of dissent, according to the New York Times: some of Facebook’s own employees, who call the move “a threat to what [Facebook] stands for.” Read More >>

The Car Crash Compilation of Mark Zuckerberg’s Six-Hour Testimony in Front of US Congress

Mark Zuckerberg, America’s pluckiest boy-technocrat and the inventor of the Retreating Bowl Cut, sat before the American House Financial Services Committee for a marathon six-hour hearing yesterday. In theory, he was there to talk about his attempts to prop up a new worldwide currency. In practice, he was grilled about nearly every aspect of his business. Read More >>

Zuckerberg is Testifying Before the Financial Services Committee This Afternoon About Libra

The guy who just last week tried to claim his data sieve social network could have prevented the Iraq War is at it again. And by “it” I mean talking out of his arse in public. Read More >>

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Would Have Prevented the Iraq War

Addressing a group of rightfully bored-looking Georgetown students, one of whom was allegedly escorted out for failing to silence their phone, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his much-anticipated speaking engagement today primarily to try to rewrite the history of his data collection company. Read More >>

Uber Lays Off 350 More Employees in Latest Blood Sacrifice

According to a letter sent by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, about 350 more staffers at the not-a-cab company are being laid off across multiple departments, marking its third major round of layoffs in about as many months. Read More >>