Happy Tuesday everyone! We’ve scoured the Internet this morning to bring you the most buzzed-about tech news:
Uber hires former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to investigate sexism claims
Over the weekend, a former engineer for Uber published a story about sexism and sexual harassment she experienced at the company. Now Uber has launched a formal investigation and late Monday announced that they had hired former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to investigate her charges.
Also, board member Arianna Huffington and HR head Liane Hornsey are part of the investigation.
WhatsApp is trying to be more like Snapchat
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Snapchat has lots of imitators, and the latest is WhatsApp, which launched WhatsApp Status, a new tab that allows users to decorate photos, videos and add GIFs that disappear after 24 hours, reports TechCrunch.
This feature was beta tested in November, Tech Crunch says, and is now rolling out worldwide and is available on iOS, Android, and Windows phones.
Snap’s IPO means millionaires in Los Angeles
The New York Times brings us an interesting story about how Snap’s IPO is poised to bring a horde of new millionaires to Los Angeles. Snap, which makes the disappearing-app company Snapchat, is based in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.
According to the Times: “The prospect has Angeleno real estate agents, money managers and luxury goods purveyors excited for a potential business windfall, akin to what their Silicon Valley brethren 375 miles to the north have seen time and again with tech I.P.O.s”
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