Tag: Tech

  • MasterClass Lays Off 20% of Employees as Tech Cuts Continue

    MasterClass Lays Off 20% of Employees as Tech Cuts Continue

    MasterClass CEO David Rogier.Photo: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Online educational platform MasterClass announced Thursday that it would lay off 20% of its employees, joining a number of other tech companies that have reduced the size of their teams to try and adapt to worsening economic conditions. Watch Baratunde Thurston on Filming “America Outdoors” 00:55 Now […]

  • Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

    Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

    Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. Watch Ms. Marvel’s Directors On How Fandom Influenced the Show 01:12 Now playing What Is Dwight Schrute Doing In 2022? Friday 5:12PM 01:38 Now playing Get Gorditas From a Tube at Taco […]

  • A Pay Transparency Reckoning Is Coming for Big Tech

    A Pay Transparency Reckoning Is Coming for Big Tech

    Soon, this pig’s guts will be fully on display. Illustration: pogonici (Shutterstock) Applying for jobs can feel like a crapshoot. A position sounds good, the hiring team seems to like you but, even once you’ve jumped through all the cover letter and interview hoops, you can still easily end up blindsided by a pay offer […]

  • The EU Is Pushing Big Tech to Crackdown on Deepfakes and Disinformation

    The EU Is Pushing Big Tech to Crackdown on Deepfakes and Disinformation

    European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton told Reuters that upcoming regulations on the tech industry would be a “backbone” for enforcing disinformation moderation.Photo: STEPHANE MAHE / POOL / AFP (Getty Images) Big tech companies are getting a kick in the keister to start sorting out the mess of disinformation on their online platforms or […]

  • Big Tech Has a New Antitrust Nemesis: John Oliver

    Big Tech Has a New Antitrust Nemesis: John Oliver

    Photo: Last Week Tonight Comedian John Oliver decided to wade into the antitrust battleground this week, and he didn’t hold back any punches. Watch Bees Are Fish Now, I Guess? 01:54 Now playing Spoilers of the Week | June 10th Friday 2:50PM 02:29 Now playing The Biggest Crypto Heists of 2022…So Far Wednesday 1:30PM Oliver […]

  • Bird Cuts 23% of Staff in Latest Tech Layoff

    Bird Cuts 23% of Staff in Latest Tech Layoff

    Bird is the latest tech company to announce layoffs in 2022.Photo: Gerard Julien / AFP (Getty Images) Bird announced Wednesday it would lay off 23% of its employees from different teams and regions across the globe. Featured Videos The Biggest Crypto Heists of 2022…So Far 01:33 Now playing Ms. Marvel’s Directors Talk Embiggening the Show’s […]

  • Texas Law Forcing Tech Companies to Host Heinous Shit Put on Hold by SCOTUS

    Texas Law Forcing Tech Companies to Host Heinous Shit Put on Hold by SCOTUS

    Far-right media figure Laura Loomer who has unsuccessfully sued Twitter and Facebook for banning her on their platforms, pictured in 2019.Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) The U.S. Supreme Court put a controversial new Texas law on hold in a 5-4 decision late Tuesday. The law would allow social media users to sue companies like Twitter, […]