Productivity and focus must improve

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018. Stephen Lam | Reuters Google is launching a new effort called “Simplicity Sprint” in an effort to improve efficiency and improve employee focus during an uncertain economic environment. The Alphabet company had its regular … Read more

Joe Biden approves Brittney Griner prisoner swap with Russia

Brittney Grinerphoto: Getty Images Brittney Griner has been detained in a Russian prison since her arrest in February of this year, while simultaneously existing in limbo the negotiations have taken place to free her. As Griner’s high-profile trial has played out in public view, the negotiations to end her Russian captivity have progressed behind the … Read more

Alphabet misses on earnings and revenue for second quarter

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the Google I/O keynote session at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Alphabet reported weaker-than-expected earnings and revenue for the second quarter. The stock rose about 2% in extended trading. Here’s how the company did: Earnings per share … Read more

Andrew Wiggins gets vaccinated, wins title, complains

Andrew Wiggins got vaxxed, won a title, complainedphoto: Getty Images There’s not a ton to add to the story beyond the headline. Andrew Wiggins, coming off the best year of his career, is still kind of sore that he had to get vaccinated. Here’s what he told FanSided’s Mark Carmen about how unfair it was … Read more

Facebook cuts hundreds of custodial jobs in ending contract with ABM

Facebook parent Meta has canceled a contract with custodial workers at its Silicon Valley, resulting in hundreds of job cuts headquarters later this month. Meta informed facility management vendor ABM Industries of the cancellation in mid-June, and the cuts will go into employment on July 25, according to documents filed with the state of California’s … Read more

Need a new flatscreen to watch the NFL? Here are the best Prime Day Deals out there

illustration: Getty Images The NFL 2022 season is right around the corner and you need to replace the flatscreen TV you threw out the window after your team came up short again? We’ve got you covered with the best Prime Day Deals out there. The best Prime Day TV deals are right here, right now. … Read more

Grambling State dealing with more coaching drama

Grambling State fired its volleyball coach Chelsey Lucas after she got rid of her entire roster.illustration: shutterstock Something ain’t right on The Yard in Louisiana. Months after Hue Jackson double-downed on having one of the most disgraced coaches in all of sports on his staff in Art Briles — before Briles resigned and Jackson has … Read more

Google’s July 4 Animation Angers Internet Amid Chicago Mass Shooting

Google’s Fourth of July page showed celebratory firework animation. Google’s special celebration page for the Fourth of July (America’s Independence Day) angered many internet users, who complained of seeing fireworks amid the news of mass shooting in Chicago. The special page was meant to show fireworks when users searched for July 4 related content. The … Read more

SCOTUS Opinion Leak Caused Spike in Search for Abortion Drugs

July 1, 2022 – Word that the US Supreme Court was on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade led to a dramatic spike in web searches for abortion medications, a new study shows. On May 2, 2022, Politico leaked a draft opinion that revealed the court intended to reverse the guaranteed right to choose … Read more

Still very hot, despite isolated layoffs

A ‘We’re Hiring!’ sign is displayed at Starbucks Mario Tama | Getty Images News | Getty Images Last week, senior product manager for Coinbase David Hong wrote on LinkedIn that he was up at 4am to prepare for a meeting when his company MacBook abruptly shut down. He later found out he was part of … Read more