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- Uber's Diversity Report Shows It Has Much In Common with Rest of Tech Industry
Time and time again Uber has come under fire for having a male-heavy workforce, especially in leadership positions. Now that its first diversity report has been published, we can all clearly see that things aren't that much different at Uber than at other tech companies. According to the report, 36% of Uber's employees are women at a global level. When it comes to leadership roles, however, only 22% of positions went to women, while only 15% of tech jobs did the same. Other companies in the industry, including giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook report similar numbers every year, although it's true they are doing slightly better nowadays. When it comes to race and ethnicity, Uber's overall data shows that nearly half of all em...
- Tinder Launches New Web App
Walking in the footsteps of so many messaging apps, Tinder has decided that it wants to take its service to the desktop too via a web app. "Introducing Tinder Online: a fun, new web experience and your English professor’s worst nightmare. Mobile phones not allowed in class? Just fire up your laptop and swipe incognito. Cubicle life got you down? Now you can toggle between spreadsheets and Super Likes in a flash. “Not Enough Storage?” Not a problem. Don’t let life get in the way of your Tinder game. With Tinder Online, you can swipe anywhere in the world you have an internet connection. And while the online experience is slightly more limited than the mobile app experience (for now), it’s still the Tinder you know and love," the company markets its new desktop alternative. Easy to use All you'll have to do to get matching while browsing the Internet on your computer is to visit Tin...
- Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Spends $1.8B, Buys 5% Tesla Stake
Tencent Holdings, one of the largest tech companies in China, announced the purchase of a 5% stake in Tesla, for which it paid $1.78 billion. The information was featured in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and comes just days after Tesla announced it was looking into raising more funds to scale its business and to bring to the market its new car, the Model 3. Tesla said, at the time, that it expected to secure over $1 billion by selling common stock and senior notes, money which they'd use to line up the balance sheet, while also reducing any risks associated with the rapid scaling of its business following the launch of Model 3. This new Tesla car would be the cheapest model they sold thus far, going for $35,000, which is reason enough for the company to expect a rapid growth in sales. Plenty of funds to cover the acquisition
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