More than 200 employees of Alphabet have formed an Alphabet Workers Union, looking to force change on the tech giant, the two leaders announced in an editorial in the New York Times. The leaders—software engineers Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw—said that “for far too long, thousands of us at Google and other subsidiaries of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, have had our workplace concerns...
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Are Reporters Too Negative? Well, It Depends
These days, when I ask sources in Silicon Valley what I should write about, I get some version of: “The big story is really how great everything is going.”At that I roll my eyes. As a journalist, I’m wired to believe that the hype isn’t always as it appears. But lately I’ve been thinking more about the negative consequences of—well, being so negative. Because it’s also true that these...
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