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You’ve Gotta Be Shitting Me, Uber

Uber, a company helmed by claybrained dopes, is often in the business of explaining why things aren’t what they are. For instance, if you merely ignore all the taxis it puts on the road, Uber is a technology company. And if you squint hard and run your head gently through a woodchipper, its drivers do look a lot more…

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Everyman Sundar Pichai Picks Up Side Job as CEO of Alphabet

Like many Americans struggling just to stay afloat through stagnant wages in an uncertain economy, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced today that he’s doing what so many of us have: getting a second job.

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Fired Google Organizers Accuse Tech Giant of Acting Unlawfully

A rash and highly publicized personnel decision has put Google in the crosshairs of its own workers—and soon, the National Labor Relations Board, which may well find the company broke the law.

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Some Pretty Good Twitter Handles That May Soon Become Available

Twitter is gearing up to remove scads of inactive accounts. That means one thing and one thing only: one lucky idiot might soon have rights to the handle @sexhaver, leaving the rest of us (losers; virgins) in their digital dust.

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Exclusive: Amazon’s Own Numbers Reveal Staggering Injury Rates at Staten Island Warehouse

Since opening in September 2018, Amazon’s massive fulfillment center on New York’s Staten Island has garnered a reputation as grueling and unsafe, even among a logistics network broadly criticized as such. Now, leaked company documents reveal that injury rates at the warehouse, known as JFK8, are over three times the…

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Did Google Wipe Its Employee’s Personal Phone?

Google has found itself at the center of considerable backlash once again, this time for placing two employees on administrative leave for uncertain reasons, as well as for contracting famous union-busting firm IRI. At a worker-led rally Friday morning on the company’s San Francisco campus, another revelation came to…

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2,400 WeWork Employees Didn’t Deserve This

The stupendously long and expensive con of WeWork, a real estate subleaser disguised as a workplace technology ecosystem, came crashing down months ago. Of course, the company’s workers are the ones now paying the price.

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