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Twitter faces gender bias lawsuit

An ex-employee's proposed class-action lawsuit alleges the social network's arcane promotion process discriminates against women.

By March 22, 2015


Ex-Microsoft employee sues company for gender discrimination

Former technician files suit claiming she was passed over for jobs by less-qualified men during her seven years at Microsoft.

By September 16, 2015


Pao says Silicon Valley is changing in wake of her lawsuit (Q&A)

In a Q&A with CNET, Ellen Pao says her battle with venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has ignited a discussion that's already changing practices at tech companies.

By September 14, 2015


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By September 8, 2015


Twitter sets goals toward making its workforce more diverse

​Following the lead of other tech heavyweights, Twitter shares its plans for hiring more women and minorities between now and 2016.

By August 28, 2015


Can this smartwatch help you be a hit with the ladies?

The Pick Up Girls Smartwatch, currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, claims it can help lonely men talk to women.

By August 18, 2015


Facebook shares its diversity training course with all

As the tech industry eyes ways to improve its diversity, the social network publishes an internal training course on "managing unconscious bias."

By July 28, 2015


Intel's workplace diversity: Progress, but more work to be done

Intel says that it's on pace to hit its diversity hiring goals for 2015 and continues to peg 2020 as the year it hopes to reach full representation in its workforce for women and minorities.

By August 12, 2015


Intel ups referral bonus to achieve more diversity in its workforce

The company will now pay as much as $4,000 to employees who refer women, minorities, and veterans who are ultimately hired by Intel as it works to improve diversity in its workforce.

By August 4, 2015


Pinterest launches diversity initiative, will share hiring goals with public

Digital-scrapbooking site announces partnership with startup to find strategies to increase staff diversity. It will share what works and what doesn't, in an aim to help the whole tech industry.

By July 30, 2015