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How to think about inclusion in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (Part 2)

Technology is very much in the business of, quite literally, changing the world. When I was deciding whether to write for TechCrunch, I tried to imagine a human life on this planet, in 20 or 30 years, that would not have been dramatically impacted in one way or another by the new technologies we’re creating ...

Uber drivers protest ahead of IPO at the company’s SF HQ

“Drivers, united, will never be defeated!” That’s the chant hundreds of drivers yelled outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters this afternoon. Ahead of Uber’s IPO, more than 100 people are protesting outside of the transportation company’s headquarters in San Francisco. They’re here demanding four key things: better wages, transparent policies, benefits and a voice, Uber driver and ...

Sextech company scorned by CES scores $2M and an apology

Months after revoking its award, the CTA has decided to re-award Lora DiCarlo the same day it planned to announce a $2 million funding. ...

Google employees demand Larry Page address walkout and retaliation

Google employees are still going strong and not letting up on their demands. Following a sit-in protesting retaliation last month, Googlers are making four demands. “Google seems to have lost its mooring, and trust between workers and the company is deeply broken,” Google walkout organizers wrote on Medium today. “As the company progresses from crisis ...

Decolonization and intersectionality in tech, with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is the lead “axion wrangler” and a social media team member for the NASA STROBE-X Probe Concept Study. The first Black woman in history to hold a faculty position in theoretical ...

Google’s Project Euphonia wants to make voice recognition work for people with speech impairments

For those with speech impairments, artificial intelligence-powered voice recognition technology simply doesn’t work for them. Google is trying to fix that. Today at Google I/O, Google unveiled Project Euphonia, to explore how artificial intelligence can better recognize those with speech impairments and other types of speech patterns. “We also want to help those with speech ...

Uber and Lyft drivers are striking ahead of Uber’s IPO

With Uber expected to make its debut on the public market by Friday, May 10, on-demand ride-hailing drivers are planning to strike on Wednesday. The New York Taxi Workers Association is calling on U.S.-based drivers to stand in solidarity with drivers in London and log off from both Uber and Lyft on May 8 between ...

Unshackled Ventures has $20M to invest exclusively in immigrant founders

With a new $20M fund, the Unshackled team will invest in immigrants and help them secure visas. ...