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Diversity in Silicon Valley and an Uber Engineer’s Suicide

Due to rapid growth demands capped out at billion-dollar valuations, it seems that employees are…

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Opinion: It’s Probably Legal, but Not Too Cool What Uber Did to This Black, Single Mother

Not the most scandalous thing to come out of Uber, rather, an exercise in poor taste

I couldn’t believe Uber would disclose one of its driver’s financial information just like that.…

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After a Rough Week, Uber Announces it is Diversifying

Amid controversies and scandals, some good news for Uber

“Similarly, we hired 3% more Black and 2% more Hispanic employees compared to our overall…

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This Week in Tech Racism, March 10, 2017

Cybercrime fallout from Trump's travel ban; a look at whether education tech helps disadvantaged students; and more news in this weekly series

In this week’s edition for news involving race, society, science, and technology: President Trump’s so-called…

By Samara Lynn

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white women

When White Women Speak about Unfairness in Tech, Everybody Listens

In this week's Tech 100: White women's outrage gets more attention, again

Too often, it takes a white woman opening her mouth for everyone to acknowledge just…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber's CEO

6 Times Uber’s CEO Got Dragged

Travis Kalanick is having a bad week

Kalanick keeps getting into all sorts of trouble that leaves many Silicon Valley watchers left…

By Samara Lynn

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Eric Holder Hired by Uber After Stunning Sex Abuse Charges

Uber faces misogynist allegations again.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has been hired by Uber after a former female engineer’s…

By Samara Lynn

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In New York City, Tipping Your Uber Driver May Become Mandatory

They are fighting for the rights of Uber drivers in one of the world's busiest cities

An organization representing independent taxi drivers, sent a petition to the Taxi and Limousine Commission…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber

#BuyBlack, #RideBlack: Black Ride-sharing Startups

Black innovators are coming up with their own ride-sharing solutions

Several black tech entrepreneurs have found ways to leverage the popularity of these ride-sharing services…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: January 22-27, 2017

Your weekly updates on news events surrounding technology and race

This week in tech racism looks at an online article on a national tragedy and…

By Samara Lynn

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2020Shift and Uber Will Teach You All About Product Design

2020Shift, with the help of Uber, offers a tech course that is not coding-focused but fulfills a need

The course offering underscores the goals of 2020Shift, to highlight not only the necessity of…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 30, 2016

For the week ending Dec. 30, 2016

Uber and Lyft answer questions about discrimination concerns; how machines learn prejudice; plus more news…

By Samara Lynn

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Pissed Off: Uber and Lyft Drivers Get No Relief

When you got to go, you got to go!

Uber and Lyft drivers have a problem of utmost urgency—they have nowhere to use the…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Oct. 30, 2016

Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook,…

By Samara Lynn

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small business saturday

How to Score Free UberPOOL Rides This Small Business Saturday

Shop small, ride for free

Uber is offering a special promotion for Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration created by…

By Samara Lynn

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Study Finds Shocking Racist Practices by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Is requesting an Uber or Lyft as difficult for blacks as hailing a cab? A new study suggests that may be the case

A new study found that drivers working for the popular ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft…

By Samara Lynn

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sharing economy

The Sharing Economy w/NoirBnb and Uber

Are you a popular journalist or the neighborhood fix-it guy? You can offer classes, workshops, and rent your home for people to stay while on vacation

Ways African Americans and other people of color can benefit from launching their own sharing…

By Maryann Reid

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Uber

Get a New Side Gig; Uber is Going Driverless

Uber is adopting driverless vehicles.

Uber will soon allow customers to order a driverless car from their phones, reports Bloomberg.…

By Samara Lynn

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gig economy

Refusing to Rent to Blacks: Ethics in the Gig Economy

The new sharing, or gig economy, is bound to bring into question many ethical and legal issues especially around discrimination.

“The host at first accepted her request and then messaged, “I hate niggers, so I…

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tech

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

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“The only woman in the room” & how to change that by 2186

With passionate voices working every day to redefine the standard for gender equality, I believe…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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