US regulators accuse Google of underpaying female workers

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused the tech giant of shortchanging women doing similar work to men.

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The Pentagon doesn't want its employees watching March Madness

The Pentagon has reportedly sent an email to its employees to be careful about how much streaming of the NCAA March Madness they do. Its network may not be able to handle the traffic.

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Facebook employees to get 20 days off for family bereavement

Facebook says it is extending its bereavement policies and will also allow employees paid time off when a family member is sick.

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Two employees are suing Microsoft, alleging their jobs gave them PTSD

Two Microsoft employees claim the company made them look at photos and videos “designed to entertain some of the most twisted and sick minded people in the world.”

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Best Buy employees buy Wii U for teen who played store's demo console every day

Christmas came early for one teenager thanks to the kindness of employees at a Best Buy store on Long Island.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook sends memo to employees after Trump victory, urges unity

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to the tech giant’s employees urging unity Wednesday following Donald Trump’s shock victory in the Presidential election.

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Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts


Cisco Systems will cut up to 5,500 employees from its 73,000-strong global workforce, the company announced Wednesday as part of its Q4 earnings report. The restructuring will allow further investment in key priority areas such as security, the Internet of Things, collaboration, next-generation data center and cloud, the company said, along with optimization of costs in lower-growth areas. Rumors had been circulating Tuesday that a much larger workforce reduction was in the offing — 9,000 to 14,000, according to reports.

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Facebook is keeping its employees' politics in check with bias training

Facebook is training its top leaders and employees on how to manage their political bias. According to the social network’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, it needed to educate its employees on all forms of bias following the trending topics controversy last month.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/24/facebook-is-keeping-its-employees-politics-in-check-with-bias-training.html

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Google's 'Area 120' Incubator Aims to Keep Innovation In-House


Google has been working on an incubator that would let employees pitch business plans and work full time on approved projects while remaining on its payroll, according to news reports published this week. The incubator, to be called “Area 120,” will be led by Don Harrison, VP of corporate development, and Bradley Horowitz, VP of streams, photos and sharing. Employees whose pitches are accepted can take outside funding or create a company under Google’s umbrella.

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Apple employees threaten to quit if forced to build GovtOS, report says

Article Image According to a report published Thursday, a number of high-level Apple employees would rather quit their jobs than comply with a court order compelling the creation of an intentionally flawed version of iOS, currently being sought by the FBI in its investigation into the San Bernardino shootings.

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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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Tim Cook says government should withdraw demands to unlock iPhone, form commission to discuss implications

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook issued a memo to his employees on Monday, escalating the war of words between his company and the U.S. government, and calling on officials to form a commission or panel of experts to discuss the implications of unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.

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Yahoo to cut 1,700 workers as CEO tries to save her own job

Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job.

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Bill Gates monitored Microsoft employees' work hours by memorizing their license plates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used to memorize employees’ license plate numbers so that he could keep track of when they were arriving at work and leaving.

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Sprint to Lay Off Thousands of Customer Service Reps


Sprint plans to lay off about 2,500 employees, including five vice presidents, according to news reports this week. About 2,000 of the cuts are in customer service. The company reportedly will close or reduce operations at customer care centers at its Overland Park headquarters in Kansas, and in Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Customers can handle routine inquiries such as checking bill balances, making payments, and checking on device upgrade status and phone lease status online or through the Sprint Zone app.

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Bosses rejoice, productivity rises: Twitter is experiencing sporadic worldwide outages

Companies everywhere will likely see increased bursts of productivity from certain employees today, seemingly at random.

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Tim Cook, Apple employees volunteer at San Jose elementary school for MLK Day

Article Image Apple CEO Tim Cook joined hundreds of Apple employees in honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday by volunteering time in a renovation effort at Santee Elementary School in San Diego, Calif.

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Ready or Not, Enterprise Appification Is Here


Portfolios of task-oriented mobile apps for employees, contractors and business partners have been transforming the way enterprises conduct business, Apperian reported last week. Companies that have launched mobility initiatives have customized and deployed one or more apps that have streamlined business operations, according to “Deploying Mobile Apps That Matter: 2015 Enterprise Mobile App Trend,” the firm’s analysis of 2 million app deployments. Apps proliferated after a mobility initiative was launched, the report says.

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Apple gives retail employees 9 month free Apple Music subscriptions

Article Image Later this month, Apple will be giving its retail employees a 9 month free subscription to Apple Music, in addition to the urBeats headphones the company earlier gave to its retail staff as a holiday gift.

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