Archive for the ‘Business / Tech Culture’ Category

Why the PG&E Blackouts Spared California’s Big Tech HQs

October 10th, 2019
Silicon Valley companies are served by safer, robust transmission lines. Regular homes? Not so much.

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Help Us Recognize Tech That Protects Our Values

October 9th, 2019
Opinion: The Tech Spotlight will highlight products, initiatives, and policies that protect the public good and shape a more responsible future.

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When Do You Disclose That You’re Transgender in Tech?

October 3rd, 2019
Opinion: Transgender employees live in fear even in the most progressive workplaces. Clearer and more dedicated support is needed.

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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports—and Little Progress

October 1st, 2019
In 2014, when Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces, advocates hoped for change. It hasn't worked out that way.

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Jack Conte, Patreon, and the Plight of the Creative Class

September 19th, 2019
The DIY musician's membership platform set out to provide a livelihood for artists on the internet. Is it more than just a band-aid for a broken system?

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The Myth of Technophobia

September 18th, 2019
Opinion: From the telegraph to cars, we've never feared tech as much as we think we have.

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The Danger of Thinking We’re All ‘Addicted’ to Tech

September 13th, 2019
Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms “hijack” our brains plays right into Big Tech’s hands.

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How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

September 12th, 2019
Opinion: Launched 20 years ago this week, Wi-Fi nearly hit a dead spot.

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The WIRED25 Festival Is Back—Get Ready to Fix Things

September 12th, 2019
Join us for four days of lively stage chats and workshops with luminaries and icons, from Chris Evans and N. K. Jemisin to Stewart Butterfield and NSA cybersecurity head Anne Neuberger.

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Amazon Employees Will Walk Out Over Climate Change Inaction

September 9th, 2019
The planned event will mark the first time in Amazon's 25-year history that workers at the company's Seattle headquarters have participated in a strike.

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