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Google continues to make a ton of money on search and lose money on everything else

[ad_1] Google’s stock was up 3 percent after its third-quarter earnings report.Image: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-26 21:12:37 UTC Wall Street is really happy after Google’s latest earning report.  The tech company brought in $27.77 billion in revenue over the past three months, up 24 percent from what the company earned this time last year. […]

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3 women of color sue Uber over gender and race-based wage discrimination

[ad_1] Uber faces a lawsuit over pay discrimination.Image: DAVID CHANG/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-26 14:32:17 UTC Uber discriminated based on race and gender in compensation and promotions, three women of color have alleged in a lawsuit filed in California.  Three Uber engineers—two former and one still employed at the ride-hailing giant—filed a lawsuit Tuesday after bringing […]

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Robert Scoble doesn’t know what sexual harassment is

[ad_1] Robert Scoble.Image: Ole Spata/Epa/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-25 20:39:25 UTC Sexual harassment doesn’t just mean a boss harassing his secretary. Any person in the workplace can sexually harass any of his colleagues—even if he doesn’t have the power to “make or break” their careers.  That’s something that Robert Scoble, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, blogger, and […]

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SheEO has a plan to build a $1 billion fund for female founders

[ad_1] Most crowdfunding platforms fund individual ideas. And most organizations use microfinance to support entrepreneurs in the developing world.  One group of investors thinks both those techniques could help elevate another overlooked group: female founders.  The group investing platform SheEO is connecting crowdfunding with microfinance to back five female-led startups a year. The name SheEO […]

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Atlanta could beat the odds to nab Amazon’s HQ2, according to this gambling site

[ad_1] The next Amazon headquarters?Image: Shutterstock / Alizada Studios By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-24 15:50:17 UTC Amazon received 238 proposals from cities desperate to be home to the tech giant’s next headquarters. But how many actually have a shot?  According to one gambling site, Atlanta leads the pack. The Georgia capital has 2-1 odds to win Amazon’s […]

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Protester tries hugging a Nazi instead of punching him

[ad_1] The Gainesville protest.Image: Alex Menendez/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-21 21:34:06 UTC The age-old debate: Should you punch a Nazi?  Here’s a new one: Should you hug one? Probably not, but a protester outside white supremacist Richard Spencer’s failed speech in Gainesville, Florida this week tried the tactic.  High school football coach Aaron Courtney approached Randy […]

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It’s Carrie Fisher’s birthday and you can really feel the love on social media

[ad_1] Happy birthday, Carrie.Image: Rich Hardcastle/BAFTA/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-21 19:32:51 UTC Saturday marks Carrie Fisher’s first birthday since her death last December. The Star Wars star would have turned 61 on Oct. 21.  It’s a sad day, but Fisher’s family, friends, and fans are making the milestone a little less bittersweet with tributes to the […]

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets permission to dig a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland

[ad_1] Ready to dig a tunnel.Image: BEN MACMAHON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-10-21 17:23:16 UTC The hyperloop is moving ahead.  Elon Musk got permission from Maryland officials for his Boring Company to build a 10-mile tunnel in the state, the Baltimore Sun reported. The tunnel would be the first part of Musk’s envisioned hyperloop to transport people […]