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Barbara Lee calls on Apple to release diversity data

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., called on the nation's technology companies to release federal data on the diversity of their work forces. Lee was in Silicon Valley this week with two other members of the Congressional Black Caucus to turn up the heat on the tech industry to hire more African Americans.
Aug 04, 2015

Where's that diversity report? Barbara Lee calls on Apple to release diversity data usat.ly/1N8H0Gu via @usatoday

Aug 04, 2015

RT @DawnC331: Where's that diversity report? Barbara Lee calls on Apple to release diversity data usat.ly/1N8H0Gu via @usatoday

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Venture capital to make diversity pledge at White House Demo Day

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capitalists will pledge concrete measures to bring greater diversity to their predominantly white male profession during a high-profile event at the White House. Tuesday's announcement from venture capital's trade group will take place during the White House's first Demo Day to showcase technologies from the nation's diverse set of entrepreneurs and kick off a new initiative to bring greater diversity to the tech world.
Aug 04, 2015

Exclusive: Venture capital trade group to make diversity pledge at White House Demo Day on Tuesday usat.ly/1SFqYuI via @USATODAY

Aug 04, 2015

Venture capital to make diversity pledge @ #WHDemoDay usat.ly/1SFqYuI via @usatoday

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Kapors pledge $40 million investment in tech diversity

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Mitch Kapor and wife Freada Kapor Klein will invest $40 million over three years in a set of initiatives designed to give women and underrepresented minorities a better shot at becoming technology entrepreneurs.

#ILookLikeAnEngineer challenges stereotypes

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Sexist responses to an ad featuring a female engineer has turned into a rare opportunity to highlight the contributions of women and people of color to the technology industry. Isis Wenger says she faced an unexpected backlash after appearing in an ad as part of her company's recruiting campaign.
Aug 04, 2015

#ILookLikeAnEngineer, hashtag that challenges race and gender stereotypes in tech, still trending in San Francisco usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

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Black lawmakers push for diversity in Silicon Valley

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the Congressional Black Caucus flew to Silicon Valley this week to turn up the heat on the nation's largest tech companies to hire more African-American workers. Caucus members are meeting with executives from Apple, Google, Intel, Pandora and SAP to ask for specifics on how these companies plan to fix their troubling hiring record.
Aug 04, 2015

RT @jswartz: Updated version of story: Black lawmakers call for more diversity in Silicon Valley usatoday.com/story/tech/201… via @jguynn

Aug 03, 2015

Black lawmakers are in Silicon Valley this week to turn up the pressure on tech company minority hiring usat.ly/1N5B1lI via @USATODAY

Aug 03, 2015

RT @jguynn: Black lawmakers are in Silicon Valley this week to turn up the pressure on tech company minority hiring usat.ly/1N5B1lI via @USATODAY

Aug 03, 2015

RT @jguynn: Black lawmakers are in Silicon Valley this week to turn up the pressure on tech company minority hiring usat.ly/1N5B1lI via @USATODAY

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Twitter shares hit record low

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares hit a record low on Monday, plunging more than 6% below $30. The stock has been dropping since company executives rattled investors by saying that Twitter is in the midst of long-term turnaround during the company's earnings announcement last week.

FAA investigating drone flying close to airplanes near JFK

usatoday.com — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two incidents in which airplanes spotted a drone flying near them as they were landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports. One of the airplanes reportedly came within 100 feet of the unmanned aircraft.

Puerto Rico to miss payment, default looms

usatoday.com — Staggered by a $72 billion debt load, Puerto Rico is expected to miss a debt payment due Saturday, setting the stage for what could be one of the largest U.S. municipal debt restructurings. Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due over the weekend.

Exclusive: Pinterest launches innovative diversity project

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest is taking a bold stand in the push to increase diversity in the technology industry. The San Francisco company is setting ambitious goals to hire more women and minorities - and it's making those goals public to hold itself accountable.
Jul 30, 2015

Exclusive: Pinterest launches innovative diversity lab + first company to publicly reveal diversity hiring goals usat.ly/1I4Hdcu

Jul 30, 2015

Another @jguynn exclusive. Exclusive: Pinterest launches innovative diversity project usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

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Facebook shares fall 5% despite earnings beat

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook shares fell 5% in after hours trading after Facebook earned 50 cents a share in the second quarter, surpassing Wall Street expectations. The giant social network generated revenue of $4 billion, in line with Wall Street expectations. Wall Street had hoped for a bigger beat.
Jul 29, 2015

Feel like we’ve been here before - estimate-beating quarter from $FB, shares down but still near record high usatoday.com/story/tech/201…

Jul 29, 2015

Facebook shares fall 5% despite earnings beat usat.ly/1ShurPZ via @usatoday

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Aug 04, 2015

RT @annebot: Forgive me if I don't shed any tears for them :) Apple’s colossal year sets it up for tough 2016 usat.ly/1RNYv5v via @johnshinal

Aug 04, 2015

RT @Holly500: @wendygreen_ @jguynn @USATODAY Just what an engineer should look like. Now for some more Senators, Congresswomen, presidents #WomenInTech

Aug 04, 2015

RT @DawnC331: Where's that diversity report? Barbara Lee calls on Apple to release diversity data usat.ly/1N8H0Gu via @usatoday

Aug 04, 2015

@HRaleighspeaks @jswartz We have stories on Asians in tech coming but Asians are better represented in these companies than other minorities

Aug 04, 2015

@craig_montuori EEO-1 gives you much better data. Probably why Apple so far refused to release. But they've pledged to be more transparent.

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