Tag Archives: Opinion

Opinion | After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again

Fortunately, I still had a job when I got back. If anything, I was more eager than ever to excel, to make up for lost time. I was able to earn a very high performance rating — my second in a row. But it seemed clear I would not be a candidate for promotion. After my leave, the manager I loved started treating me as fragile. He tried to analyze me, suggesting that I drank too much caffeine, didn’t sleep enough or needed more cardiovascular exercise. Speaking out irreparably damaged one of… Source link

Read More »

Opinion | The Rising Union Movement at Amazon, Google and Twitter

These criticisms are understandable. The decades-long decline of the labor movement has left it so weak that many Americans know little about its history. In fact, workers have often organized not only to improve their wages, but also to gain more control over their work — especially when it had an outsize effect on the world. In the 1970s, employees at Polaroid and IBM, two major tech firms of their day, protested their companies’ business with South Africa’s government while it… Source link

Read More »

Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

Read More »

DEAN RIDINGS: Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

Read More »

Anti-competitive Google | Opinion | bradfordera.com

Google has once again fallen under the microscope of the government. Attorneys general from 38 states, including Pennsylvania, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging anti-competitive practices. It’s the third lawsuit filed against Google since October. Facebook is also facing a pair of lawsuits alleging the company has become a monopoly. Apple… Source link

Read More »

Opinion | We’re Google Workers, and We Are Forming a Union

Most recently, Timnit Gebru, a leading artificial intelligence researcher and one of the few Black women in her field, said she was fired over her work to fight bias. Her offense? Conducting research that was critical of large-scale AI models and being critical of existing diversity and inclusion efforts. In response, thousands of our colleagues organized, demanding an explanation. Both of us have heard from colleagues — some new, some with over a decade at the company — who have decided… Source link

Read More »

The Boston Tea Party’s warning for Facebook and Google, Opinion News & Top Stories

(BLOOMBERG) – Back in November, it was possible to dismiss the Trump administration’s antitrust suit against Google as too weak, too narrow and too late. But now more than 40 states – and the Federal Trade Commission – have filed suit against another tech giant: Facebook. It seems unlikely to be the last major lawsuit against technology giants. Though these cases are ostensibly about antitrust violations, they are a sign of something bigger: the revival of a longstanding anti-monopoly… Source link

Read More »

Breaking up Google could hurt small Georgia businesses | Opinion

As a small business owner, I was very disappointed to learn in the Dec. 2 article “Georgia joins federal antitrust suit against Google” that Attorney General Carr will join the lawsuit against Google, because of the severe impact this lawsuit could have on my business. Attorney General Carr may not realize it, but small businesses like mine are relying… Source link

Read More »

We Asked Branding Experts for Their Opinion

The branding community has spoken, and majority rules: Google Suite’s new logos look like they got dressed in the dark.  In early October, Google rebranded G Suite to Google Workspace, because even Google is aware that there’s no line between work and home life right now.  ICYMI, Gmail, Docs, Meet, etc., are now nearly indistinguishable. I gave it over a month, but I’m still confused about why Google, a trillion dollar company as of January, with access to the best branding… Source link

Read More »