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Drive now, pay later: Startup makes EVs more accessible by putting off the biggest bill

The auto industry is banking on electric vehicles to slash planet-cooking emissions, but EVs are still too expensive to knock gas-guzzlers out of the game. For now, at least. Sure, EV sales are up, ma

Cloaked raises $25M Series A to generate privacy-friendly identities on the fly

Cloaked, a Boston-based startup that allows users to generate unique email addresses and phone numbers when creating online accounts, has secured $25 million in Series A funding. Founded in 2020 by br

Boom & Bucket scoops up investment to put second-hand machinery sales back on track

If you’re selling a second-hand HD-DVD player or you want to sell your car, there are plenty of Web 2.0-empowered solutions that can help you out. Life is slightly different if you are trying to

Archive back with fresh funding as it builds community marketing space

Its first products were a Shopify app that automatically detects, classifies and saves Instagram stories, and Archive Communities, which makes influencer marketing programmatic.

Google’s treatment of AI ethics researchers continues to stir up controversy

You’ve landed on the web version of the weekly Human Capital newsletter. Sign up here to get this in your inbox every Friday at 1 p.m. Welcome back to Human Capital. A lot happened this week pertai

Human Capital: Doing away with the NDA

You’ve landed on Human Capital, a weekly newsletter detailing the latest in diversity, equity, inclusion and labor. Sign up here to receive the newsletter every Friday at 1 p.m. PT. There’

Amazon, Google pay the piper

You’ve landed on Human Capital, a weekly newsletter detailing the latest in diversity, equity, inclusion and labor. Sign up here to receive the newsletter every Friday at 1 p.m. PT. The events o

Human Capital: Alpha Global forms to unite Alphabet workers worldwide

You’ve just landed on the web version of my weekly newsletter, Human Capital. It’s where we look at the recent events of the week pertaining to diversity, equity, inclusion and labor in te

Instacart to eliminate about 2,000 jobs and GitHub head of HR resigns

Hey y’all. You’ve just landed on Human Capital, the weekly newsletter that details the latest in labor, diversity and inclusion in tech. The week kicked off with GitHub making a public apology

Human Capital: Labor issues at GitHub, Facebook’s new civil rights exec and a legal battle against Prop 22

This week kicked off with a report of a GitHub worker who was fired after cautioning his coworkers in the D.C. area to stay safe from Nazis during the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Facebook

Human Capital: What’s next for Dr. Timnit Gebru

Congrats on surviving this wild first week of 2021. Outside all-things political, a few labor developments happened that are worth noting. Also, shortly before the mob of Trump supporters wreaked havo

Human Capital: The biggest labor stories of 2020

Hellllooooo, 2021! Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that details the latest in the realms of labor, diversity and inclusion. Not a ton happened this week so I figured I’d use the t

Human Capital: Ex-Pinterest employees who alleged discrimination say ‘no progress has been made’

This was quite the week for Pinterest, and not in a good way. While the company settled the gender discrimination lawsuit brought forth by its former COO, the hefty $22.5 million settlement highlighte

Human Capital: Dr. Timnit Gebru says Google’s memo was ‘dehumanizing’

Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. This week, Twitter dropped its latest diversity report and Tesla released its first

Human Capital: Google’s labor stumbles

Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that looks at the latest in diversity and inclusion in tech, as well as labor. This week, Google made headlines a couple of times for its workplace i

Human Capital: Uber’s Black employee base shrinks

Welcome back to Human Capital, where I break down the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor in tech. TL;DR: This week, Apple announced its third head of diversity and inclusion in four

Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections

Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to gi

Human Capital: Uber Eats hit with claims of ‘reverse racism’

With less than one week left until the election, DoorDash made a late contribution of $3.75 million to try to ensure California’s gig worker ballot measure Prop 22 passes. Meanwhile, Coinbase is loo

Human Capital: Court ruling could mean trouble for Uber and Lyft as gig workers may finally become employees

Welcome back to Human Capital! As many of you know, Human Capital is a weekly newsletter where I break down the latest in labor, as well as diversity and inclusion in tech. It’s officially avail

Human Capital: Prop 22 puts the ‘future of labor’ at stake

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. Because election day is quickly approaching and given that California’s Prop 22 puts the &#8
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