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Facebook offers all employees four months paid baby leave

As CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to become a father, the world's largest social network shakes up its parental leave policy.

By November 27, 2015


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announces she's pregnant with twins

As with the birth of her son three years ago, Mayer writes that she plans to limit the amount of maternity leave she takes.

By August 31, 2015


YouTube CEO talks diversity, computer science and charging Google's founders for rent

Susan Wojcicki thinks computer science should be a required class for everybody. Her message to women in technology: "We're hiring."

By September 17, 2015


Adobe rolls out an extended paid leave program for new parents

Software maker to begin offering new mothers up to 26 weeks of paid leave from their jobs, following similar policy updates made last week by Netflix and Microsoft.

By August 10, 2015


Netflix offers 'unlimited' paid parental leave for a year

Allowing parents to take off as much time as the like during their children's first year, the policy aims to retain talent in tech's competitive landscape.

By August 4, 2015


Diversity in tech: Going beyond lip service

Tech companies say they want more women and minorities. But who's actually doing something tangible?

By May 7, 2015


Facebook, Apple offer to cover costs of freezing eggs for female staff

Apple and Facebook have updated their company benefits policies to include fertility treatments in a bid to retain female staff.

By October 15, 2014


Gadget trade-in sites offer cash bonuses this holiday season

Want to know how to get more money for your old tech toys? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon lists some Web sites with great deals this holiday season.

By November 23, 2013


Man forgets he once bought $25 of Bitcoins -- now worth $848K

A Norwegian man bought 5,000 Bitcoins in 2009. Suddenly, he wonders what they're now worth. A lot, is the answer. In fact, he's already bought an apartment with some of it.

By October 29, 2013


Yahoo admits new work policy contrary to industry view

The struggling Web pioneer says in a brief statement that its criticized work-at-office directive is what's best for Yahoo.

By February 26, 2013