A Google employee wrote an anti-diversity “manifesto” that has gone viral
The internal memo, posted by a software engineer at Google and titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” criticizes the company’s diversity efforts and states that woman are underrepresented in tech companies’ work forces because “the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes,” and not because of bias or discrimination.
The memo comes as the U.S. Department of Labor investigates Google after it found that the company regularly pays woman less than men in comparable positions, reports Gizmodo.
Apple is trying to make its watch more like a cellphone
The tech giant is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellphone towers via an LTE chip, according to Bloomberg.
Apple Watches currently have to be connected to an iPhone using Bluetooth for many of the features to work. This isn’t the first time Apple has tried this technology. The company postponed a similar smartwatch project last year, so it’s possible that its latest effort could be postponed again.
Uber has three finalists left in its search for a new CEO
The ride-hailing giant’s three finalists are all men, reports The Washington Post.
Some Uber analysts have said the company would have improved its troubled image dramatically by hiring a woman. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned in early June after a year where the company experienced accusations of sexual harassment by former employees, legal issues and questions regarding its workplace culture.
Amazon might build mobile drone stations on trains, vehicles and boats
Amazon has a big problem in its quest for autonomous delivery: how to keep drones charged and ready without wasting delivery time by having to perform maintenance at a factory.
Its solution might be mobile drone stations, according to Business Insider.
The e-commerce giant filed a public patent that reveals plans for possible mobile maintenance facilities that would be on trains, vehicles and boats.
While Amazon is estimated to be a long time away from using drones for large-scale delivery, the filed patent provides a glimpse of what the company could be planning.
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