The software engineer who was sacked from Google for circulating a good-faith argument about diversity published a column in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, Aug. 10, likening the tech giant's workplace culture to a cult where free speech is stifled and violators are punished.
The memo which was titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", led to a lot of anger within the tech quarters as it suggested that women preferred to work outside the tech department because they were anxious. But the newly hired diversity chief being effectively silenced on social media for promoting inclusion at Google certainly ranks high on the list.
Jordan Bernt Peterson, a Canadian clinical psychologist, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto posted on his Twitter page a lengthy interview with James Damore, putting everything the fired employee said in context.
Google said Damore violated its code of conduct and his actions advanced harmful gender stereotypes.
Can we talk about the story of whether Google, a company entrusted with everyone else's personal secrets, should let its own employees' confidential data be thrown open to the scrutiny of a vengeful world in the course of trying to show that its workplace is not rife with discrimination?
The fired Google employee whose memo caused an uproar was back on the company's campus late Thursday afternoon. A Blind survey found that a majority of employees at Google, Uber, Yahoo, Airbnb, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon thought that Damore should not have been fired. The author of the most famous internal memo of the year writes about his firing from Google, which in this case appears more like an excommunication from a cult.
How major United States stock market indexes fared Thursday
The dollar-denominated RTS index was down 1.5 percent at 1,013 points as of 0834 GMT, taking its year-to-date loss to 12 percent. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, dipped by 2.3 basis points to 2.189%.
Management at the largest tech firms, including Google, have publicly committed to diversifying their workforces, although the percentage of women in engineering and management roles remains low at many companies.
Pichai told employees there will be forums in the coming days, in lieu of the canceled town hall meeting.
Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall. Does it make sense to have, say, 85 percent of those website coders be male?
Meanwhile, Damore has appealed in a complaint against Alphabet to protect his rights under a provision of the National Labour Relations Act. James Finberg, who is a civil rights attorney has announced that he is working on finding a legal basis for these women. Google and Outfront didn't immediately return requests for more information.
His memo has ignited a fierce debate about the company's culture. It signifies their belief that liberals stifle free speech by humiliating right-wing voices.
According to Rosenthal , Walker batted .286/.332/.534 with 11 home runs and 16 doubles in 220 plate appearances at Miller Park. He missed the end of the 2016 after undergoing surgery for a herniated disc in his back.
Ten-year USA yields dropped 4.3 basis points to 2.24 percent and German equivalents fell 3 bps to 0.43 percent, a six-week low. Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen JPY= rose.
A few hours after violent encounters between the two groups, a auto drove into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally. Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah, furiously condemned the President, saying: "We should call evil by its name".
Our diversity, that mosaic tile of immigrants is what makes us so special, and we will not let anybody come here and destroy it. The mayor of Charlottesville said via Twitter on Saturday that he is "heartbroken" to announce that a "life has been lost".
Rahul, who survived a dropped catch on 28, brought up his seventh consecutive Test 50 with a double off pacer Lahiru Kumara . Sandakan dismissed Pujara for a paltry 8 as he nicked one to Mathews at slip to get Sandakan his first wicket .
The Tropical Depression is expected to stay well off to our east and will not impact our coast here in North Carolina. However, the air that the system is running into will be dry, which might prevent it from organizing.
Trainor said SoundCloud will continue to offer the suscriptions, but that it won't be the central focus of the company. Total revenue has more than doubled to more than a $100 million annual run-rate this year. " SoundCloud can do more".
Partial lunar eclipse set to occur on August 7, 2017
If you would like to see 100% totality, you will have to travel roughly 280 miles from Roanoke or a little under 4.5 hours. If weather is cloudy, most viewing events will provide a live NASA stream of the eclipse inside.
North Korea tensions send dollar to eight-week low vs yen
South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to an 11-1/2-week low, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. The MSCI World index slipped 0.15 percent, extending Thursday's 1.1 percent drop, its biggest one-day slide since May 17.
Trump Welcomes New Sanctions On North Korea
In the face of Saturday's United Nations sanctions, North Korea remained defiant, saying the UN's move was unwarranted and unfair. Along with stopping the missile launches, North Korea would have to quit its nuclear weapons testing, he said recently.
North Korea Tensions Hit Global Stock Markets
Shares Snap fell 1.94, or 14%, to 11.83 after the Snapchat parent reported earnings late Thursday that missed analyst forecasts. Investors instead turned to safe-haven assets such as gold, pushing it to a two-month high, and the Japanese yen rose.
Gold Rises Along With North Korea Tensions
The economic consequences ... would likely be horrific, and ... also result in a temporary shock to global financial markets . It has been the leading S&P gainer so far this year, making it particularly vulnerable to a decline.
Selloff in stocks takes a breather; gold and yen tick up
The broad-based S&P 500 shed 0.6 percent to 2,459.50, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index tumbled 0.8 percent to 6,299.12. The local currency was trading at 1,145.05 won against the US dollar , down 3.05 won from the previous session's close.
Shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
Computer hardware stocks rebounded following recent weakness, with the NYSE Arca Computer Hardware Index climbing by 1.4%. The local currency was trading at 1,147.55 won against the US dollar, down 5.55 won from the previous session's close.