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Google's workplace-diversity efforts still show little progress

Women made up 1 percent more of Google's workforce in 2015 compared with the prior year, while the number of blacks and Hispanics remained the same, the company says.<p>Google's efforts to create a more diverse workforce is making slow progress in hiring more black, Latino and female employees, the …

Globalization

The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Fintech

<b>Growth in Artificial Intelligence</b><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the buzz this year. According to CB Insights, as of June 15, this year, more than 200 AI venture financing deals have been completed already totaling $1.5B in dollar volume. If the latter half of the year continues at this pace, …

Artificial Intelligence

20 Tech Companies Ranked On How Much Slave Labor They Use

Hats off to HP, Apple, and Intel–though even they have plenty room for improvement.<p>It’s not easy for tech companies to avoid labor abuse in their supply chains. Modern products are made up of hundreds of components and raw materials, each with their own chains of subcontractors and middlemen. Just …

Everyone thinks Android 'Nougat' should be 'Nutella'

Excited about Android Nougat? You’re not the only one! While many are just happy there’s a name, a good chunk of the early reactions to Google’s new mobile OS name is — well, less than sweet.<p>Many users just plain accepted the name and moved on:<p>Some wished it were Nutella (because it should have …

Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo

<b>The body of a German tourist has been recovered from a ravine after he fell while visiting the ancient site of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.</b><p>Oliver Park, 51, ignored safety signs and warnings from wardens and went into a restricted area close to the edge of a cliff on Wednesday, officials …

South America

Colo. theater owner seeks to recoup legal fees from shooting victims

The owner of the Aurora, Colo., theater where a gunman opened fire in 2012, killing 12 people, is going through the courts to recoup $700,000 in legal fees from the survivors, according to various reports.<p>Lawyers for multiplex owner Cinemark filed a "bill of costs" for almost $700,000 earlier this …

United States

President Obama’s Library To Be Designed By Small Husband-And-Wife Firm

The Obama Foundation selected New York-based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for its “commitment to scale, craft and materiality.”<p>Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects has been awarded the coveted commission to design and build the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. The New York–based …

Architecture