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College’s computer-science diversity a lesson for tech firms
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:25:34 -0800
As a former member of the Microsoft board, Maria Klawe knows the deep challenge tech companies face in diversifying their workforce. As president of Harvey Mudd College, she’s helped the science and engineering school attract an enrollment that’s majority women.
Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:00:00 -0800
The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released Thursday, showed a second consecutive annual drop in the proportion of women employed by the company.
Russian regulator moves to shut LinkedIn after court ruling
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:23:02 -0800
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s state telecommunications regulator has moved to block business-focused social network LinkedIn after a court ruled it violated a law on data storage. Roskomnadzor said Thursday it has sent a notice to communications providers requesting them to block access to LinkedIn. Last week, the Moscow city court rejected LinkedIn’s appeal against a […]
Congress urged to bar US acquisitions by China state firms
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:29:07 -0800
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Chinese investment in the United States keeps setting records, congressional advisers suggest changing U.S. law so Chinese state-owned companies can be barred from buying or gaining control of American businesses. The concern is that such enterprises could use technology, intelligence and market power “in the service of the Chinese state,” the […]
Russia set to block LinkedIn after court ruling
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 17:18:16 -0800
A Russian court ruled that LinkedIn, soon to be bought by Microsoft, breached the country’s data protection rules, a sign of growing tensions for U.S. tech companies operating in the country.
Russia to block LinkedIn after court ruling on user data
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 06:35:12 -0800
MOSCOW (AP) — Business-focused social network LinkedIn faces being blocked in Russia after a court ruled it broke a law on data storage. The Moscow city court rejected LinkedIn’s appeal against a ruling that it had broken a law that requires personal data on Russian citizens to be stored on servers within Russia, court spokeswoman […]
Trump impact: Microsoft’s global reach may narrow
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:53:08 -0800
The company faces a mixed bag of possibilities. More restrictions on immigration, for instance, could adversely affect a key element of the company’s workforce. The tilt of possible tax policies, on the other hand, could be to its benefit.