Meet the Exec Pushing Google to Fix Its Dismal Diversity

Meet the Exec Pushing Google to Fix Its Dismal Diversity
Lee, who sat down with WIRED before Google released its latest diversity figures, was instrumental in persuading the company to release such data for the first time last year. Other big tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, followed suit.
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Google Founder Explains Why It's Making Self-Driving Cars
In the form, Brin, whose official role at the company is now director of Google X, doesn't reveal much about Google's specific plans, but he does speak about the origin of its interest in ways he hasn't before: “The increasing power of computation …
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Welcome to Apple vs. Google, the next round
NEW YORK — Apple and Google are fierce competitors, and while they are by no means the only relevant tech titans — Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung stake claims— they remain the rival kingdoms that still matter most. That makes this a grand …
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Kiss of Death and the Google Exec

Kiss of Death and the Google Exec
When he's not out looking for the big wave, there's a big story that has consumed Stephen Baxter, a reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and a "48 Hours" consultant: the mysterious death of Google executive Forrest Hayes at the city's sprawling marina.
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Russian government threatens a ban on Google, Facebook and Twitter
Roskomnadzor, a Russian government agency that oversees communications and media, threatened late last week to block access to Google, Facebook and Twitter if the social media services don't hand over data on certain Russian bloggers.
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Why is Google giving a creationist answer to a question about dinosaurs?
A recent Google search for “what happened to the dinosaurs” brought up an interesting card at the top of the results page. Rather than a primer on scientific findings or theory regarding the extinction of dinosaurs, the card suggests the Bible has the …
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Music-video site Vevo to name former Intel Corp. exec as CEO

Music-video site Vevo to name former Intel Corp. exec as CEO
Mr. Huggers, who led Intel's aborted effort to create a Web-TV service, is expected to be named Vevo's CEO on Thursday, the day the music site makes its Newfronts presentation to advertisers in New York, said the people, who weren't authorized to speak …
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Researcher looks to Internet as new frontier in collecting data on the mind
Josh de Leeuw, a graduate student in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, is the creator of jsPsych, a free open-source software platform that employs a common Web technology to conduct …
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New Jersey doc, Google exec among Nepal earthquake victims on Everest

New Jersey doc, Google exec among Nepal earthquake victims on Everest
New Jersey doc, Google exec among Nepal earthquake victims on Everest. Hours before avalanche, Marisa Eve Girawong wrote on Facebook that she was craving sushi. Dylan Stableford. By Dylan Stableford 14 hours ago Yahoo News.  ·  ·  · .
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Robbery saved 9 Greek climbers from Nepal quake
Athens (AFP) – Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history. "We arrived in …
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Who is really in play for potential Adrian Peterson trade?
In hopes of burning off some of that vapor and bringing clarity to a still-undecided situation, Yahoo Sports spoke to six high-level NFL sources about what is going on with Peterson – including several among front offices who have discussed a pursuit …
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Google exec among scores dead from Nepal earthquake

Google exec among scores dead from Nepal earthquake
An adventuresome Google executive who once dated TV star Sophia Bush met a harrowing death on Mount Everest in a a series of avalanches triggered by Saturday's giant earthquake. Dan Fredinburg, of San Francisco, was the only American confirmed by …
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Google executive killed on Mount Everest during Nepal quake
Google would not give further details. According to the technology blog Re/Code, Fredinburg was an experienced climber who co-founded, in his spare time, Google Adventure. The project aims to "translate the Google Street View concept into extreme …
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Ebay backs Google over Brussels antitrust inquiry
John Donahoe said in an interview with the Financial Times that barriers were breaking down between different areas of online commerce. The auction website chief's comments support arguments already made by Google in its first response to the European …
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Dan Fredinburg: Popular, inspirational Google exec killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

Dan Fredinburg: Popular, inspirational Google exec killed in Mt. Everest avalanche
"We really fancy ourselves as modern-day cartographers," Fredinburg said in a 2013 Google Hangout interview. "We know that we're really fortunate that Google fosters a culture that encourages employees to pursue personal interests and find ways to …
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Google Wants Your Help To Find The Loch Ness Monster
Now, more than 80 years after the historic photo, Google is helping out with the search. Google Maps, leveraging their Street View camera technology, just released new 360-degree imagery of Loch Ness. Amateur monster hunters can now explore the …
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Google Exec with SoCal Ties Killed In Massive Nepal Earthquake
NEW YORK (CBSLA.com/AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a 33-year-old Google executive whose family is based in Carlsbad, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the …
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Microsoft exec: Why Apple and Google have an advantage, and how Microsoft

Microsoft exec: Why Apple and Google have an advantage, and how Microsoft
Canadapanda / Shutterstock.com. If you use an iPhone, you're more likely to use Safari than someone who doesn't use an iPhone. Google Chrome users are more likely to use Gmail than people who don't use Chrome. And Microsoft Office users are more …
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Google's new beautiful, 00 Web browser
For decades those were basically the only two options. And whenever I test drive a Chromebook using Google's Chrome operating system, I have to ask myself why I'm taking the time to abandon the all-so-familiar Windows or Mac to take on a completely new …
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Five myths about Google
1. Google is a search company. Search is Google's primary product. Its search engine is so widely used that “Google” has become a dictionary-approved verb, and the company makes virtually all of its money by selling ads connected to search. But Google …
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Microsoft exec talks social media marketing

Microsoft exec talks social media marketing
The mass infusion of social media websites makes finding these unique candidates easier than ever, which is why Jones encourages students to join websites like LinkedIn, a professional networking website with hundreds of millions of users, and start …
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Half of Irish marketers cannot measure return from social media investment
According to a study by public relations company Edelman and the Marketing Institute of Ireland, nine in 10 marketers believe social media is important to their business, but a little more than half (51 per cent) say they cannot measure the return on …
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ThinkBIGsites.com Named Fourth Best Social Media Marketing Agency by
NAPLES, FL–(Marketwired – February 04, 2015) – The independent authority on online marketing services, topseos.com, has named ThinkBIGsites.com the 4th best social media marketing service for the month of February 2015. ThinkBIGsites.com was …
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Public relations exec is convicted of raping woman he met on an online dating site

Public relations exec is convicted of raping woman he met on an online dating site
On a cool fall night in 2009, a 38-year-old west suburban woman went out on a date with a public-relations executive she had recently met online. The woman was supposed to meet up later that night with her younger sister. But after increasingly …
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The Future of Public Relations – Three Forks in the Road
Public relations is quickly evolving as the industry barrels down a three-pronged fork in the road with three separate directions: Traditional PR, Advocacy PR and Social Media. To be fair, some big firms perform all three functions but increasingly …
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Strange Fruit PR Firm Is Now Perennial Public Relations
"We thought the name would be perfect for a hospitality PR firm that specializes in food and drink," Mickel said in a statement to the Austin American-Statesman. "We of course Googled to ensure that it was not taken elsewhere, and found the Billie …
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