In San Francisco, The Google engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto that has roiled the company and Silicon Valley has been fired, according to reports.
Recode and Bloomberg both reported Monday night that the yet unnamed author has left the company.
Google declined to confirm the firing.
The essay by the male engineer began to circulate within the company last week. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it suggests the company encourage “ideological” rather than gender diversity and contends that women don’t make up 50% of the company’s tech and leadership positions because of differences in their preferences and abilities, not sexism.
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The European Union has issued a hefty $2.7 billion fine against tech giant Google.
The European Commission for Competition said in a statement on Tuesday, that the fine was administered because Google has given “an illegal advantage” to itself over its competitors.
The company holds a 90 per cent market share in Europe’s online searches.
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Following the new executive order on immigration by United States President, Donald Trump, Alphabet Inc.’s Google has told its affected staff travelling overseas to get back to the U.S immediately.
Bloomberg News reports that Google Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, slammed Mr. Trump’s move in a memo to employees, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.
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