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How Airbnb handles discrimination claims

How Airbnb handles discrimination claims When disability rights lawyer Haben Girma, who is blind and deaf, booked an apartment in London via Airbnb last month, she says the host cancelled her reservation after she disclosed that her guide dog would be joining her. Prior to the cancellation, Girma and the host, Kirk […]

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Valence launches a social network for black professionals

Valence launches a social network for black professionals Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem. As a black professional himself, Fuller had experienced the frustrations and isolation that can sometimes […]

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All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’ Dozens of impeccably dressed women outfitted in jumpsuits and Rothy’s gathered at the Greylock offices last week for a “structured networking” session hosted by All Raise, an 18-month-old nonprofit organization that seeks to amplify the voices of and support women in tech. The […]

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Why venture capital firms need culture experts

Why venture capital firms need culture experts When Susan Fowler’s 2017 blog post shined a light on Uber’s raucous culture, outlining rampant harassment and sexism, a debate erupted. What role do the deep-pocketed investors behind the company, those who allowed it to scale to monstrous proportions, have in developing and nurturing its […]

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Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed

Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed Project Include CEO Ellen Pao, who has been working to foster diversity, inclusion and ethics in the tech industry, called out Twitter’s “public square” model as flawed — and a decision that indicates a lack of ethical consideration, on Twitter’s part. […]

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One day left to get featured at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield

One day left to get featured at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield Founders. The clock is ticking. Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2019 are closing in just about 24 hours. On December 11-12, TechCrunch will feature the top early-stage startups from around the world in the most renowned on-stage pitch competition in […]

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Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF A handful of years ago, the on-demand or ‘gig’ economy was seen as an innovative system of modern work that provided workers and consumers alike with flexibility, independence, and convenience. It seems like every week, a new on-demand or labor […]

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Cute Little Fuckers gets Kickstarter’s seal of approval for sex toy project

Cute Little Fuckers gets Kickstarter’s seal of approval for sex toy project Running a sex tech company is hard, so it’s worth calling out when companies overcome the many barriers to running one. Cute Little Fuckers, a gender-inclusive sex toy company, just launched a $13,500 campaign on Kickstarter. “This is the first […]

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Hear about being ethical in tech with Ellen Pao, Tracy Chou and Harry Glaser

Hear about being ethical in tech with Ellen Pao, Tracy Chou and Harry Glaser Running an ethical tech company is underrated. From fostering a diverse and inclusive company to examining your technology’s impact on society, it all comes down to ethics. Ellen Pao, who previously served as CEO at Reddit and sued […]

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California bill looks to close data gaps in the criminal justice system

California bill looks to close data gaps in the criminal justice system The California state legislature has passed AB-1331, a criminal justice data bill that aims to improve the quality of criminal justice records and creates a pathway for courts to share data with researchers. The bill is awaiting a signature of […]

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