Tag: Silicon Valley

Google Apologizes, Fixes Anti-Gay Slurs in Translator

By Julissa Catalan Google has released a formal apology following backlash for a glitch in its Translator tool, which converted the word “gay” into homophobic slurs when translating from English to French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Andre Banks, Executive Director of All Out, an LGBT advocacy group, first noticed the…

Microsoft Further Proves the Company Is a Man's World

By Julissa Catalan In mid-December, Microsoft released its diversity statisticsbut it did not publicize the release. Perhaps this is because the results not only reinforced CEO Satya Nadella’s recent comments about women in the workforce, but also because the company’s demographics are right in line with every other tech company….

Apple CEO: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

By Albert Lin Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledged an open secret when he came out as a gay man in a first-person piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote. “So let me be clear: I’m…

Study: Plenty of Qualified Blacks, Latinos Available for Tech Jobs

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock New analysis by USA Today is contradicting what many technology companies have been telling us in defense of their (lack of) diversity dataa shortage in Black and Latino job seekers within the tech industry is not the reason for the demographics in Silicon Valley…

Apple's Diversity Data: Better Representation of Blacks, Latinos

By Albert Lin Apple on Tuesday became the latest Silicon Valley technology giant to release its diversity data, and when it comes to Black and Latino employees, the company’s numbers look better than those of Twitter, Yahoo! and Google. Of Apple’s United States employees, 55 percent are whitecomparable to Twitter’s…

Twitter Joins Tech Peers in Showing Lack of Diversity

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Twitter became the latest tech-industry giant to release its workforce diversity stats to the public in a blog post headlined “Building a Twitter we can be proud of.” Following in the footsteps of its Silicon Valley brethren, Twitter announced that a majority of its U.S….

Yahoo! Is Latest Tech Company to Release Workforce Diversity Stats

By Julissa Catalan On Tuesday, Silicon Valley-based technology company Yahoo! released its workforce diversity stats. What it revealed is unsurprising to most, as the numbers mirror the lack of diversity that seems to be a trend in the tech industry. The report showed that out of Yahoo!’s 12,000 worldwide employees,…

Google Admits Lack of Diversity in Newly Released Report

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Google released data that confirmed the extreme employment disparity within the tech company, not only racially but between genders as well. While the gender data is based on Google’s 46,170 worldwide employees, the ethnicity data only documents the U.S. workers. The workforce demographics show that…