tech industry

  • July 6, 2017  

    A series of exposes and resignations have newly shone a spotlight on the actions of tech companies, investors and funders, including how prominent venture capitalists have been accused of unwanted sexual advances. William Brangham talks to Freada Kapor Klein, founder of the Level Playing Field Institute. Continue reading

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    April 9, 2017  

    President Donald Trump’s administration recently released new guidelines for employers applying for H1B visas for highly educated and skilled foreign workers. The application period for the employer-sponsored visas opened last Monday, and by Friday the 85,000 slots available were gone. USA Today immigration reporter Alan Gomez joins Hari Sreenivasan from Miami for more on the program. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2016  

    Almost two years after major tech firms began publicizing their diversity numbers, recent figures show that Silicon Valley employees are still overwhelmingly white and male. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the steps these companies are taking to address their race and gender problems, from software algorithms to education and recruitment initiatives. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2015  

    Tech giant Google is restructuring. A newly created holding company called Alphabet will now be the umbrella for its core business of Internet searching — still called Google — as well as other divisions like home automation and X Labs. Gwen Ifill discusses the changes with David Yoffie of Harvard Business School. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2015  

    Netflix has announced that it will be offering employees unlimited paid parental leave of up to a year after one gives birth to or adopts a child. Netflix joins other tech companies that offer generous family leave packages, in stark contrast to what most American workers receive from employers. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Sarah Jane Glynn of the Center for American Progress. Continue reading

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    I love startups. Been there, done that, had great experiences…except for the time I got screwed because I had nothing in writing. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2015   BY  

    As of 2013, women held 57 percent of jobs in the U.S. workforce, however, they held only 26 percent of computing jobs. What’s the reason for the tech industry’s gender gap? Join us for a Twitter chat on the topic Thursday. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2014  

    In a new internal report released exclusively to the NewsHour, Google reveals that women and minorities have been largely left behind in their tech workforce. The disclosure comes amid increasing pressure for Silicon Valley companies to disclose their records on diversity. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Laszlo Bock, Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Telle Whitney of the Anita Borg Institute. Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014  

    It’s been a little more than two years since the founder and creative force behind Apple died at age 56. What does the transition of leadership mean for the future of one of the most iconic American tech companies? Hari Sreenivasan interviews Yukari Kane, author of “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” about the impact one man wields on the success or failure of a company. Continue reading

  • March 4, 2014  

    In Oakland, not far from Silicon Valley, a small group of teenagers are glued to their computer screens, learning a new language. The Hidden Genius Project is a small non-profit that’s working to teach computer coding to young African-American men and bring them into the high tech sector — one of the few parts of the economy that’s booming and aching for diversity. Aarti Shahani of KQED reports. Continue reading

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