Tag Archives: Black

Epic v. Apple ruling is a black eye for Apple but also a ‘containable risk’

A California district judge struck a blow to one of Apple’s (AAPL) major revenue engines on Friday by ruling that the iPhone maker needs to give app developers the ability to offer alternative app payment options to consumers. Apple currently restricts developers to using its own Apple payment service, which automatically draws a 30% commission from the sale of apps. Developers including Spotify (SPOT) have complained of the commission for years, but the ruling by District Judge Yvonne… Source link

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Leaked email from a Silicon Valley investor reportedly shows her blasting Black Lives Matter as ‘the true racists’ and saying racism isn’t a real problem in the US

A board member at VF Corporation reportedly calls Black Lives Matter “the true racists” in leaked emails. Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images A board member at VF Corporation reportedly called Black Lives Matter “the true racists.” “I don’t believe in Black Lives Matter,” Veronica Wu reportedly said in emails obtained by Axios. VF Corp is home to brands like Supreme, Vans, Timberland, Dickies, and The North Face. See more stories on Insider’s business page. A Silicon Valley… Source link

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Disney blasts Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ suit: ‘No merit whatsoever’

Scarlett Johansson and Disney (DIS) locked horns on Thursday over the release of “Black Widow,” with the entertainment behemoth dismissing a high-stakes breach of contract lawsuit as “sad and distressing.” Johansson, who starred in multiple Marvel Cinematic Universe movies as Natasha “Black Widow” Romanov, fired the first salvo in a bombshell filing that alleged Disney broke its contract with her by releasing her solo feature on streaming platform Disney+ on the same day as… Source link

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Black America defends Sha’Carri Richardson over Olympics suspension for marijuana

After news broke that Richardson tested positive for marijuana and may miss the Tokyo Olympics this month, Twitter went wild. U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is being shown love and support from many in the Black community on various social media platforms after news broke that she tested positive for marijuana and may miss the Tokyo Olympic Games. It remains unclear if Richardson will be suspended, how long the suspension could be, if she will appeal and how it will affect the… Source link

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Google reports soaring attrition among Black women

The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo July 1 (Reuters) – Workers identifying as “Black+” or “Latinx+” left Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google at higher rates last year than in 2019, the company said on Thursday in its latest annual diversity report, highlighting a persistent challenge to growing representation. What Google calls an attrition index, with 100 as a baseline, registered at 121 last year for… Source link

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Emory Apologizes to Medical School Applicant Rejected Because He Was Black

More than six decades after Marion Hood was rejected by Emory University School of Medicine, he received another letter from the school. This time, it was an apology for refusing to admit him into its medical program because he was Black. “Your rejection letter serves as a somber reminder that generations of talented young men and women were denied educational opportunities because of their race, and our society was denied their full potential,” said the letter, which was sent in March… Source link

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Google Doodle honors Black artistic contributions

On Saturday, Google’s search page featured an homage to Juneteenth with artwork created by Detroit-based artist Rachelle Baker that was centered on Black joy and artistic contributions.  The Doodle art featured an homage to Black artistic contributions by alluding to decorative ironwork, which includes styles that can be found throughout southern architecture and was often forged by enslaved African Americans and unrecognized freedmen. The artwork includes images of parades, music, food and… Source link

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Meet 30 Black Founded Startups Selected By Google For Their New $2 Million (£1.5 Million) Black Founders Fund

– Courtesy of Google Europe Yesterday, Google for Startups announced the 30 tech businesses receiving grants from its $2million (approximately £1.5million) Black Founders Fund for Black-led tech startups across Europe. With less than 0.25% of venture capital (VC) funding going to Black-led startups in the U.K., and only 38 Black founders receiving venture capital funding in the last 10 years, Google for Startups is helping to level the playing field by helping Black founders… Source link

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Google shares its $2M Black Founders Fund among 30 European startups – TechCrunch

Google has selected 30 startups to receive a share of its $2M Black Founders Fund in Europe, providing these companies with a spot of cash, some valuable cloud services, and a bit of good old-fashioned networking among the Google crew. The fund was announced last fall as part of a company-wide effort towards “building a more equitable future for everyone,” alongside grants and new sponsorships. Over 800 companies applied and Google interviewed 100 of them, ultimately winnowing that… Source link

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