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Bird lays off several Scoot employees

Bird lays off several Scoot employees Bird has laid off less than two dozen employees, The San Francisco Chronicle first reported. The layoffs affect employees Bird brought on board following its ~$25 million acquisition of Scoot earlier this year. Those affected were salaried employees and/or people with technical backgrounds, according to Bird. “The […]

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Reinventing the relationship between workers and tech

Reinventing the relationship between workers and tech Rachel Kornberg Contributor Share on Twitter Rachel Korberg is a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Future of Work(ers) initiative, which seeks to build a more just and inclusive future for workers in our rapidly changing economy. A young father and kitchen worker in Pittsburgh […]

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Google employee activist says she’s been fired

Google employee activist says she’s been fired Google has terminated Rebecca Rivers, an employee activist the company put on indefinite administrative leave this month, Rivers tweeted this afternoon. Earlier this month, Google put Rivers and Laurence Berland on leave for allegedly violating company policies. At the time, Google said one had searched […]

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Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson is leaving the company next year

Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson is leaving the company next year Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson notified employees of her impending departure next March, CNBC first reported. Airbnb has since confirmed the news, saying Johnson will remain involved with the company on its board of directors. Her last day as COO will be March […]

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Google employees will rally in protest of alleged worker retaliation

Google employees will rally in protest of alleged worker retaliation Google is under fire again for its treatment of employees. Tomorrow, a group of Google employees are holding a rally and press conference to speak out against the company’s decision to place two employees on indefinite administrative leave. Earlier this month, Google […]

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Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in […]

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Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers

Placement is the much-needed talent agent for jobseekers “We’re giving away money to strangers on the internet” is a pretty cavalier pitch for a new startup. But the more I learned about Placement, the smarter it sounded. In exchange for 10% of your income for 18 to 36 months, Placement will find […]

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Uber’s chief product officer is stepping down

Uber’s chief product officer is stepping down Uber Chief Product Officer Manik Gupta announced today he is leaving the company. Gupta’s last day will be December 13, he wrote in a note to Uber’s product team today. “After a few discussions with Dara as well as with my family—and now that we’ve […]

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Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO

Bill McDermott takes reins as ServiceNow CEO sooner than expected with new CFO When former SAP CEO Bill McDermott announced that he was stepping down in October after a decade in the position, it was pretty unexpected. He indicated at that point, he would stay until the end of the year to […]

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John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’

John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’ Legendary coder John Carmack is leaving Facebook’s Oculus after 6 years to focus on a personal project — no less than the creation of Artificial General Intelligence, or “Strong AI.” He’ll remain attached to the company […]

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