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Google launches accelerator to increase diversity in podcasting | TechCrunch
The accelerator aims to remove access barriers to podcasting and to increase the diversity of the podcast industry. {TechCrunch}
Offers free educational tools and will showcase their work.
“Training is a primary way to close the skills gap that keep many from being successful in podcasting"

Learned about through Eugene Leychenko (wrkprty).
As part of the program, which kicks off in January, 12 teams will receive seed funding, training and mentorship.
techcrunch.com  google  accelerators  podcasts  prx  megan-rose-dickey 
6 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Google Titan Security Key Now for Sale for $50
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the bare minimum anyone should be doing to protect their accounts from social-engineering hacks like phishing emails. The most common form of 2FA is sending a user a text message with a unique code after they’ve entered their basic password. Unfortunately, even that method is vulnerable because text messages can be intercepted. A physical key is much more secure because a hacker would need to have the device in hand IRL in order to break into your account. Google said earlier this year that only 10 percent of Gmail users have implemented 2FA, and it wants to encourage people to take things a step further and buy its Titan security key.
2-factor  online-security  physical-key  gizmodo.com  google  rhett-jones  google-advanced-protection-program  nfc  bluetooth  feitian  yubico 
11 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Timeline: Susan Fowler's memo and a year of tech reckoning - Axios
or a long time, Silicon Valley's stories of harassment were chalked up to the industry's gender imbalance, but the past year has shown that it's part of a larger societal problem that's finally getting attention. Still, holding employers and harassers accountable remains a challenge.
susan-fowler  silicon-valley  tech  google  uber  axios  sexual-harassment  kia-kokalitcheva  justin-caldbeck  binary-capital  500-startups  dave-mcclure  dara-khosrowshahi  pay-inequality  pay-discrimination  me-too  harvey-weinstein  hollywood  shervin-pishevar  steve-jurvetson 
february 2018 by yolandaenoch
Sara Wachter-Boettcher: on the obvious flaws in Google's new museum / facial-recognition app
the line from "look at our cool new facial-recognition app" to "wow this thing only works for white people" is a fucking millimeter long and clearly marked. why can't a single tech co seem to be able to see it?
sara-wachter-boettcher  diversity  inclusion  racism  tech  google  google-museum-app 
january 2018 by yolandaenoch
That infamous ex-Google employee has found himself in yet another firestorm.
Damore's clueless comparison shows the dangers in forgetting history — or failing to learn it in the first place.
james-damore  google  sexism  lgbt-issues  upworthy  robbie-couch 
august 2017 by yolandaenoch
Tech and the Fake Market tactic – Humane Tech
Most of the people building these features at these companies don’t mean to undermine markets. The coders and designers at companies like Uber and Facebook and all the others are usually well-intentioned and genuinely see their work as benefiting users. In the immediate term, they’re not even wrong; being able to easily hail a cab or quickly read a story is a real benefit. But most tech workers, including at the biggest tech companies, are blind to the radical political and social agendas of their companies’ owners and investors.
anil-dash  humane-tech  tech  facebook  google  algorithms  medium 
february 2017 by yolandaenoch
Any thoughtful person of influence who puffs up Trump by meeting him & fails to use their power to speak up about his dangers is a disgrace.
If you are a billionaire, wholly safe, and you still can't muster the courage to speak your truths, what hope is there for the rest of us?

How can you write a book telling women to raise their hands more and seek higher pay as a path to social equality, and be silent about him?

How can you run a company pledging to organize all the world's information, and say nothing about a man who is waging a war on information?
anand-giridharadas  donald-trump  silicon-valley  leadership  courage  sheryl-sandberg  tim-cook  elon-musk  larry-page  facebook  google  tesla  apple 
december 2016 by yolandaenoch
Why Google Stopped Asking Job Applicants to Answer Impossible Brainteasers
"They don't predict anything. They serve primarily to make the interviewer feel smart."
mashable  google  recruiting  interviewing  brain-teasers 
december 2016 by yolandaenoch
With new site, Google makes public many of its internal HR tactics
Site features research-backed examples of how Google approaches things like hiring and anti-bias training, providing free public tools such as slide decks and checklists that the company uses internally.
google  human-resources  people-operations  hr  hiring  recruiting  work-environment  workplace-culture 
november 2016 by yolandaenoch
re:Work | Google
Practices, research, and ideas from Google and other organizations to put people first.
google  human-resources  people-operations  hr  hiring  recruiting  work-environment  workplace-culture 
november 2016 by yolandaenoch
Project Fi
Google Nexus 6 + Project Fi (recommended by Jason Calacanis)
mobile  google  jason-calacanis 
august 2016 by yolandaenoch
Why Google Will Not Be “Diverse” Anytime Soon
In order to get people to move (and stay) in a city they need a support system, a network of friends, activities, concerts, cultural experiences, etc that transforms them from being a foreigner of that city to a place that they love and enjoy. // For African American & Latino candidates at Google, moving from another city to the Bay is two sided: there’s a ton more opportunity with your job because you can work at a company like Google, but you have much lower real income and less disposable income. For minorities who grew up without a lot of money, this is a big deal. // Think about it -- most engineering teams at Google are 80-90% Caucasian and Asian males -- are they really going to capture the cultural experience from the other 7 billion people on Earth? // To grow, prosper, and create products that will resonate with audiences of all backgrounds, Google must go to where their candidates are and grow in cities with strong African American and Latino populations.
aj-angus  diversity-in-tech  tech  google 
february 2016 by yolandaenoch
3 things that weren't leaked before the Google Nexus announcement | Network World
Nexus 5X comes in Carbon, Quartz, and Ice (pale blue); $379 >> Nexus 6P can be purchased with 32, 64, or 128GB of storage and comes in Aluminum, Graphite, or Frost; $499
google  android-devices 
september 2015 by yolandaenoch
Google Project Fi pricing
$10/GB of data, refund for data not used in any given month.
google  project-fi  wireless 
april 2015 by yolandaenoch
Google's Laszlo Bock on retaining best people - Business Insider
According to Bock, people stay for the following two reasons: 1. The quality of the people they work with; 2. The feeling that the work they do is meaningful
google  retention  human-resources 
april 2015 by yolandaenoch
Gmail Now Lets You Add .ics Events Directly to Google Calendar
When you receive an email with a calendar event in the standard .ics format, you can now add them directly to Google Calendar straight from the email.
google  calendar  gmail  ics 
february 2015 by yolandaenoch
Calendar Sharing Options for Google Apps
Make sure calendar settings are set properly to allow for the person you're sharing your calendar with can view event details (and not just free/busy info).
google  calendar 
december 2014 by yolandaenoch
Thoughts on Google+
Privacy is a four-letter wordBut before you go get your pitchfork and scream bloody murder about the loss of individual “privacy”, stop for a second. It’s one of those words that puts a stop to useful conversations and prevents us from actually engaging with what’s going on in our digital lives. It obscures and glosses over. Ultimately I do want companies to know more about me and to use more data about me in exchange for better, faster, easier, and cheaper experiences. But I also want to be treated like an adult when talking about my data. Watery terms like “cloud” or “dropbox” or “backup” sound utilitarian but mask the true aspirations of these service providers. They should just come out and say it: they want all this information to have build up a competitive advantage to delivering more personalized services to me and people like me. Backing up my files is absolutely not the long game.
privacy  security  google 
november 2014 by yolandaenoch
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