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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs. At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, it took the wraps off of PonyPilot, a test project for “product-ready” driverless cars within a geofenced area in Guangzhou. It’s currently available to Pony.ai employees and “select affiliates” by invitation […]

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Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs

Byun Young-Wook/Getty Images Google’s head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company’s Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their […]

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Tinder fired its VP of communications and a 'number' of other employees who participated in a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners

GettyRosette Pambakian. Tinder has fired its vice president of marketing and communications, Rosette Pambakian, and a “number” of other employees who participated in a $ 2 billion lawsuit against the dating app’s owners, according to a report by The Verge. Tinder employees involved in the lawsuit, including Pambakian, had been put on leave back in […]

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Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Payouts To Alleged Sexual Harassers

NEW YORK ― Google employees around the globe staged a walkout Thursday to protest the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment, prompted by a bombshell New York Times report last week that Google quietly offered several high-profile executives lucrative exit packages after they were accused of sexual misconduct. The action, floated last weekend on an internal […]