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Fired Google Engineer: Tech Company Is 'Like a Cult'

Fired Google Engineer: Tech Company Is 'Like a Cult'

The memo sparked widespread rage and heated debate among employees from various companies including Google , Uber, Yahoo, Airbnb, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Peterson, and he did a photoshoot with alt-right photographer Peter Duke . "Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be "outed" publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall", Pichai told employees, explaining his decision to cancel the all-hands meeting.


Tesla launches US$1.8bn bond

Tesla launches US$1.8bn bond

The real hurdle for Tesla's chief executive officer will be to produce the vehicle on a scale that the automaker has never come close to achieving before. At around $35,000, it's hard to make an argument for the Chevy Bolt or BMW i3 over the Model 3 . In addition, two pro-union employees recently spoke out about the potential dangers of the Model 3 production ramp.


Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

Local science organizations offer help to prepare for the solar eclipse

So, on August 21, make sure you have your eclipse viewer handy (which you can buy or make - sunglasses won't be enough to protect your eyes!) And, keep an eye on the weather. NASA has a listing of reputable companies selling solar glasses on a website , so type in NASA recommended solar glasses and you should be able to find it.



Oak Park Public Library to host eclipse viewing party

But the eclipse will begin well before it's visible here. 0 The number of hotel rooms on Hotel.com available the night before the eclipse in Nashville Tennessee (one of the larger cities in the path of totality ). The public is invited to safely view the eclipse through telescopes with solar filters and special eclipse glasses. The solar eclipse later this month will be the most studied of all time, with some of the data collected coming from ordinary folks volunteering ...


LA City Officials Hustle to Meet Olympics Budget Deadline

LA City Officials Hustle to Meet Olympics Budget Deadline

At a meeting of city council on the Olympics, council members unanimously voted to pursue the 2028 Games while ceding the 2024 Games to Paris. There is much at stake, even though the Olympics are often planned and operated by private organizations, the International Olympic Committee demands that host cities sign a contract agreeing to serve as a financial backstop.


Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app

Facebook tests the waters in China with stealth app

Colorful Balloons was released early this year through a separate Chinese company, the New York Times reported. Facebook and many of its apps have been blocked in China for years. Videos of him speaking Mandarin have gone viral, as did a photo of him jogging on a dangerously smoggy day through Tiananmen Square in Beijing. However, the executive director of the purported developer, Zhang Jingmei, has attended at least one crucial meeting between Facebook and Chinese officials - there's a ...