Gig worker bill AB-5 passes in California – gpgmail

[ad_1] Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. The bill needed 21 votes to pass in the State Senate. It passed […]

Teaching ethics in computer science the right way with Georgia Tech’s Charles Isbell – gpgmail

[ad_1] The new fall semester is upon us, and at elite private colleges and universities, it’s hard to find a trendier major than Computer Science. It’s also becoming more common for such institutions to prioritize integrating ethics into their CS studies, so students don’t just learn about how to build software, but whether or not […]

Uber proposes policy that would pay drivers a minimum wage of $21 per hour – gpgmail

[ad_1] On the heels of a driver-led protest outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters where drivers showed their support for gig worker protections legislation Assembly Bill 5 and demanded a union, Uber is circulating a petition urging people to “protect ridesharing in California.” In the petition, Uber advocates for a policy that would offer drivers a […]

Ready, Set, Raise — the Y Combinator for female founders — announces second cohort – gpgmail

[ad_1] About one-fourth of the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batch had a female founder. Not the most disappointing statistic if you consider this: Companies with at least one female founder have raised only about 11% of venture capital funding in the U.S. in 2019, according to PitchBook. Companies with female founders exclusively have raised […]

Uber and Lyft drivers are not letting up on the fight for AB-5 and a union – gpgmail

[ad_1] A number Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting outside of Uber’s San Francisco headquarters to demand the passage of Assembly Bill 5 and the right to unionize. “What do we want? AB-5! When do we want it? Now!” That was one of the phrases drivers chanted outside of Uber’s HQ this afternoon. This is […]

Exhibit at gpgmail Disrupt SF 2019 – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nonprofit groups and NGOs are now invited to apply for exhibit space in Startup Alley at gpgmail Disrupt SF on Friday, October 4th. Founded in 2014, gpgmail Include leverages our extensive network to support underserved and underrepresented groups in tech. Two years ago, we began to invite nonprofit and NGO groups to exhibit at the […]

mobile and social media users in emerging markets have more diverse social networks – gpgmail

[ad_1] The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people’s social network in emerging markets. For the purpose of the study, Pew surveyed mobile users in eleven key markets: Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, South Africa, […]

Tech leaders condemn tech’s role in elevating white supremacy – gpgmail

[ad_1] A group of tech leaders has banned together to speak out against white supremacy and rampant hate speech on tech platforms. The group, Build Tech We Trust, refers to itself as a collective of tech CEOs, activists, changemakers and workers who are committed to countering hate and terrorism. In a public letter published today, […]

Apply to the All Raise AMA to win a free Expo Pass to Disrupt SF – gpgmail

[ad_1] Shouting out to all the fierce female founders. Have you applied to participate in the All Raise “ask me anything” (AMA) sessions at Disrupt SF 2019? No? Women, it’s time to act. Apply for an AMA session by the August 30 deadline and you could win a free Expo Only Pass. You heard that right. We have […]

Which immigration headlines should you care about? – gpgmail

[ad_1] Foreign-born tech workers shouldn’t panic — or bury their heads in the sand Xiao Wang is CEO at Boundless, a technology startup that has helped thousands of immigrant families apply for marriage green cards and U.S. citizenship while providing affordable access to independent immigration attorneys. More posts by this contributor Why you should naturalize […]