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Reflecting on seven years as the top technology executive at Uber Technologies Inc, Thuan Pham divides his time there into three “tours of duty”, as he describes them.
Facebook Inc employees became increasingly bold in expressing their dismay at chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action on incendiary comments posted to the social network by US President Donald Trump, tweeting out criticisms and staging a virtual walkout.
It was a momentous week for social media. After years of trying to have it both ways, Twitter – one of the industry’s major platforms – moved to hold US President Donald Trump accountable for the content in his posts under the same rules it applies to the general public.
Fitness trackers aren’t that complicated: they count your steps, measure your pulse rate and record how long you’ve spent exercising. If they’re sports watches or smartwatches with GPS aboard they can also track your location.
One constant in Facebook’s corporate culture is the ruthless aggression when it comes to growth and competition. To take just one example: More than a decade ago, a young, upstart Facebook smashed a wage-fixing cartel that then had been imposed by older, more established tech companies and it tried to hire the best tech talent.
Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc have both sparked the ire of Donald Trump, but the social networks have taken nearly opposite approaches to politics and the president.
Twitter has taken the unprecedented step of adding fact-check warnings to two of President Donald Trump’s tweets that falsely called mail-in ballots “substantially fraudulent” and predicted a “Rigged Election”. On May 28, the president threatened to impose new regulation on social media companies or even to “close them down”.
Amazon Prime may not be so prime for a bit longer.
Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility. So did workers in New York, Illinois and Minnesota.
If there was ever a good time for the robots-taking-over-jobs argument, this may be it. Not just because factory owners don’t want to pay for rising labour costs, but because workers don’t want to gather every day in petri dishes.