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In recent months, President Donald Trump and right-leaning media have attacked Google for allegedly showing anti-conservative bias in its search results and workplace culture. While Google denied those criticisms, a lawsuit the search giant filed earlier this year against a former employee could fuel the perception that Google treats employees with conservative views unfavorably.
The former ...
Google has been looking for ways to re-enter China. But as The Information’s snapshot of Google’s former employees in China shows, in some ways it never left.
Every few months, several dozen people who used to work for Google in China gather at a trendy Shanghai restaurant. The attendees are a veritable Who’s Who of China’s technology sector, including a vice president ...
In the past few weeks, as some of the Valley’s most mature internet companies have faced crisis after crisis, there’s been a theme circulating that these companies, and Facebook in particular, has lost their product way.
This chatter peaked when journalists and others suggested that Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom should run Facebook, in part, because he’s a fabulous ...
One morning in June, a self-driving car prototype developed by Alphabet’s Waymo unit drove itself northbound on the freeway not far from the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. The Waymo vehicle, a white Chrysler Pacifica minivan, traveled on a route that the company uses to test different versions of autonomous vehicle software.
Behind the wheel of the Pacifica was a ...
At a time of intense political polarization, it can be difficult to hold unpopular opinions in Silicon Valley, a majority of readers said in response to The Information’s latest survey. But only a minority of survey respondents said they felt pressure to conform to particular points of view at their own workplaces.
Seventy percent of survey respondents said there was pressure within the ...
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