Tag: Google

Companies Boycott Google Over Ads Alongside Hateful Content

A boycott of Google and its platforms that began in the United Kingdom has spread to the United States amid backlash due to advertisements appearing next to hateful and offensive content. Last week AT&T (No. 4 on the DiversityInc 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) said in a statement,…

Apple's Leaders 'Presently Fail' to Represent Diversity: Shareholders

Apple’s shareholders this month will vote to try and increase diversity within management, a proposal being pushed by its major investors. Despite conclusive data showing that diversity in management is critical for a company’s performance, Apple’s management says the proposed policy is “not necessary.” The annual shareholders meeting on Feb….

'Registrarse para votar' Web Search Spikes During Debate

Search may indicate intention. By Sheryl Estrada During the first televised presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Trump on Monday, searches for the phrase “registrarse para votar,” or “register to vote” in Spanish, spiked, hitting an all-time high upward to more than 100,000 searches. According to the Washington Post, the…

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…

Innovative Tactics to Recruit Women in Tech

By Tamika Cody There is still a perception that the field of technology is a male dominated industry. However, KeyBank, a subsidiary ofKeyCorp(number 49 on the DiversityInc Top 50), makes it a point to keep the male to female ratio in its technology divisions in proportion. Amy Brady Amy Brady,…

Google Mistakes Blacks for Gorillas

Google has once again found itself in the midst of a racial controversy. Jacky Alcine, a computer programmer, was in shock when he found that Google Photo’s facial recognition software categorized him and a friend (both of whom are Black) as gorillas. He took to Twitter to express his frustration…

Facebook, Google Show No Progress

Facebook’s internal diversity report released on Thursday is practically identical to its report from last year, showing no progress in diversifying its workforce. The report is not much different from Google’s diversity data released earlier this year that shows it, too, is overwhelmingly male, white, and to a lesser degree…