The median pay for Alphabet employees rose 8% to $295,884 in 2021, according to a securities filing Friday, a sign of how fierce competition for talent as the pandemic dragged on drove up compensation in Silicon Valley. That increase is higher than the 6% year-on-year increase in that metric last year . Alphabet also disclosed total compensation for its most senior executives, with CEO Sundar...
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To paraphrase Tolstoy, each unhappy TV channel is unhappy in its own way. And as illustrated by the leadup to the Wednesday exit of CNN’s CEO, Chris Licht, the cable news channel hasn’t been a happy place lately. That’s not likely to change now that Licht is gone. Beyond the gossipy drama behind his departure is the reality that CNN and its corporate parent, Warner Bros. Discovery, are both...
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