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Salesforce and JPMorgan Unloading Office Space in Remote Work Transition

Salesforce and JPMorgan are the latest big-name companies looking to downsize their office space as remote work becomes the norm.

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Google Has a Credibility Problem As Researchers Shun Its Funding

In the wake of Google’s high-profile missteps with its ethical AI team, the company has suffered a loss of credibility as researchers decline its funding.

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Slack Tweaks Connect DM to Prevent Harassment

Just hours after rolling out its new Contact DM feature, Slack has made a significant change to it in order to prevent harassment.

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Microsoft: Flexible Work Here to Stay, Leaders Out of Touch

Microsoft has released a study of the state of the workplace, finding that flexible work is here to stay, although leaders are out of touch with employee needs.

Amazon’s Italy Workers Go On Strike
Amazon’s Italy Workers Go On Strike

Amazon’s workers in Italy are going on a 24-hour strike to protest working conditions.

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Ford Embraces Permanent Remote Work, Impacting 30,000 Employees

Ford has announced some 30,000 employees will be able to work remotely, providing a clear measurement of just how much the workplace has changed.

WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model
WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model

Tripadvisor CFO, Ernst Teunissen says that the company is going to hold the line on adding back costs. Trip Advisor reduced expenditures by a staggering 32 percent in 2020 as governments worldwide banned and restricted travel.

WSJ: Zoom Is Harder On Extroverts
WSJ: Zoom Is Harder On Extroverts

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today that concluded that Zoom video conferencing is surprisingly harder on extroverts than introverts.

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Prominent AI Ethics Conference Suspends Google’s Sponsorship

The fallout over Google’s handling of its AI ethics research team continues as the ACM Conference for Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) has suspended the company’s sponsorship.

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Google Fires Second AI Ethics Lead

Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, just a couple of months after its controversial firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru.