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YouTube Execs Encourage Staff to Take Tuesday Off for Nationwide Protests

Executives across YouTube are encouraging their employees to take Tuesday off or cancel their meetings in solidarity with nationwide protests of police violence against African Americans, according to emails sent to staff. 

YouTube’s Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl encouraged his reports, around 1,200 employees, to use the day to “focus on how to improve racial ...

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Who’s Really Hiring in Tech Right Now
Tech workers are facing a job market that seemed unthinkable six months ago. They’re getting fired over Zoom, whipsawed by phantom job listings and finding that aggressive recruiters have suddenly gone quiet.
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Snap Plans Expanded Developer Platform That Echoes WeChat
Snap is planning to let other companies build pared-down versions of their mobile apps within Snapchat, according to two people familiar with the plans, mimicking the approach of popular Chinese social app WeChat.
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Tech Workers Stung by Job Listings That Aren’t Real
As companies scramble to cut costs through layoffs and furloughs, many freshly unemployed workers in tech and media are flocking to online job listings with a new sense of urgency.
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Snap CEO Spiegel Calls for Reparations Commission, Taxes to Address Racial Injustice
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel called for the creation of an American commission to address racial injustice and comprehensive tax reform, saying in a lengthy note to employees that he was “heartbroken and enraged” by racism in America.
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Tech Workers Could Face Steep Pay Cuts for Leaving Bay Area
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