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Tech Layoffs Are Feeding a Surge in Startups
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Tech Layoffs Are Feeding a Surge in Startups

Some of the hundreds of thousands of workers who lost jobs at tech companies over the past year are deciding to build their own companies.

Layoffs Broke Big Tech's Elite College Hiring Pipeline
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Layoffs Broke Big Tech's Elite College Hiring Pipeline

Students from top schools used to waltz from Silicon Valley internships into lucrative jobs. Now, some are reconsidering their options.

Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People
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Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People

Tech companies have laid off tens of thousands of workers over the past few months in an industry-wide downsizing. Almost without fail, they've handled it horribly...

Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers
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Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers

One group has been particularly shortchanged by the tens of thousands of layoffs by tech employers in recent months: U.S. immigrants holding H-1B visas for workers...

The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace
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The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace

Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, believes technology can make the world a better place — and she knows in 2022, that makes her a bit...

Despite Big Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Still in Demand
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Despite Big Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Still in Demand

Despite high-visibility layoffs and hiring freezes, the broader outlook for tech workers remains strong and unemployment remains low.

These Remote Tech Workers Secretly Juggle Multiple Jobs
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These Remote Tech Workers Secretly Juggle Multiple Jobs

Working from home makes it easier to take on several full-time posts. Some tech workers are able to accept and juggle multiple roles.

Tech's Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive
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Tech's Offshore Hiring Has Gone Into Overdrive

Companies that once battled to hire employees close to home are now turning to Latin America and other markets for talent.

Tech Industry Layoffs May Undo Workforce Diversity Gains
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Tech Industry Layoffs May Undo Workforce Diversity Gains

Companies have recently made progress in employee diversity, but cuts due to economic worries are expected to hurt underrepresented workers most. 

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate
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After the Great Resignation, Tech Firms Are Getting Desperate

Faced with a shortage of qualified workers and fierce competition for talent, tech companies are laying on benefit after benefit to get new recruits through the...

The Four-Day Week Is Flawed. Workers Still Want It
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The Four-Day Week Is Flawed. Workers Still Want It

Employees generally approve of four-day workweeks, but say there are downsides to high-intensity work.

This 22-Year-Old Builds Chips in His Parents' Garage
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This 22-Year-Old Builds Chips in His Parents' Garage

22-year-old Sam Zeloof used a collection of salvaged and homemade equipment to produce a chip with 1,200 transistors. Next up: a chip on the scale of Intel's historic...

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center
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Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center

Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru has launched the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute that she says will ask questions others won't about the responsible...

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead
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Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead

Tech workers at companies offering remote-work products or services have faced higher demand, along with higher expectations from customers, throughout the pandemic...

Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag
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Anna Lytical Is a TikTok Star Teaching Coding In Drag

Aiming to demystify STEM subjects and bring much-needed diversity to the field, Anna Lytical teaches coding on YouTube and TikTok.

NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI
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NIST Wants to Measure Trust in AI

The National Institutes of Standards and Technology wants to quantify user trust in artificial intelligence.

Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe
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Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe

Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.

It's True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls
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It's True. Everyone IS Multitasking on Their Video Calls

A Microsoft study finds that remote workers multitask more frequently during videoconferences when the group is large and the meeting runs long.

DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer
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DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer

Alphabet-owned DeepMind is working with Liverpool to bring computer vision and statistical learning to the high-stakes world of sports.
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