Denise Young Smith, Apple’s current diversity and inclusion chief, is leaving the company at the end of the year. This comes a month after her controversial comments on diversity.
Apple November 19, 2017
Apple has now released its latest diversity report, showing slight progress on some fronts, and room for improvement on others. An overwhelming percentage of white men are still running the Cupertino tech firm.
Apple November 11, 2017
Google has dropped a town hall meeting that was supposed to address the controversy surrounding former Google engineer James Damore’s memo explaining diversity and gender roles. The primary reason behind the move concerns fears of doxxing.
Google August 12, 2017
Google has fired James Damore, the senior software engineer behind the controversial anti-diversity memo that rocked the company over the weekend. However, despite his dismissal, the discussion on the topics raised in the document will not yet end.
Business Tech August 8, 2017
This year’s Doodle4Google winner is one that illustrates how humans can learn to love one another, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. The winner, a high school student form Connecticut, had her illustration featured on Google’s home page.
Google April 1, 2017
American Girl is releasing its first-ever boy doll, a character named Logan who is a drummer.
Life & Style February 15, 2017
Some of the new emojis released with the launch of iOS 10 include the fist bump and rainbow flag, along with more options to promote gender equality and diversity.
Apps/Software September 14, 2016
Apple’s fall software update for iPhones and iPads iOS 10 will include more than 100 new emojis, including more representations for females and redesigns of existing characters.
Apps/Software August 1, 2016
Blizzard continues to prove that heroes in 'Overwatch' come in all colors, shapes, sizes and ages.
Video Games July 12, 2016
A topic often brought up about sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' is the lack of the show's diversity, but the BBC recently revealed that the 11th Doctor was almost portrayed by a black actor.
Movies/TV Shows June 3, 2016
Facebook will begin to roll out its new diverse emojis worldwide that include female characters in various roles and careers, different skin tones and red hair.
Internet June 1, 2016
Dark, charismatic and brooding -- these are words to describe famous country singer Johnny Cash, and apparently a new spider species is as fascinating as him, too. A black tarantula found among 14 new spider species in the United States is now named after the musical icon.
February 5, 2016
'Gods of Egypt' is a period-piece set in Egypt but features a predominantly white cast. This has led to criticism of the movie’s casting choice, for which Alex Proyas and Lionsgate have apologized for.
Internet Culture November 28, 2015
Microsoft has released its latest personnel numbers, revealing more males and racially diverse individuals in its workforce. The company hopes to significantly improve the numbers in the future.
Business November 24, 2015
Apple has elected ex-Boeing CFO James Bell to its eight-member board of directors. Bell is of African-American origin and will bring diversity to the company's board.
October 3, 2015
Twitter has shared new goals to boost workplace diversity in 2016, aiming to hire more women and underrepresented minorities. Here's what the company outlined for next year.
Business August 31, 2015
Lack of diversity in medical specialties may be causing inequalities in U.S. health care, researchers suggest. Women and minorities remain underrepresented in many fields, they find.
LIFE August 25, 2015
Today, Marvel unveiled the new cast of characters that will make up its popular 'Avengers' team in comics. This new lineup features a diverse group from multiple backgrounds, genders and races.
Movies/TV Shows June 24, 2015
Square has tabbed the basketball Hall of Famer to help diversify its outreach, taking him onto the board of directors.
Movies/TV Shows June 18, 2015
Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterates how committed the company is on diversity, saying that it is the future of Apple. He believes that something should be done to address the lack of female role models in the world of technology.
Business June 8, 2015
Marvel is celebrating female superheroes with 'Women In Marvel,' a series of 10 comic reprints. They kick off in September and will cost you just $1 each.
Movies/TV Shows June 7, 2015
In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, Microsoft offers job opportunities to people diagnosed with autism.
Business April 7, 2015
The investments will go toward bringing more blacks, women, and military veterans into the largely male-dominated technology industry.
Business March 11, 2015
Finally someone rips apart this so-called diversity movement in Hollywood these days. It is a complete sham that overshadows the true meaning and cause for the need of diversity.
Movies/TV Shows March 5, 2015
Intel pledges $300 million to diversifying its workforce in an effort to push its human capital to mirror the landscape of the technology industry at large. Qualified women and minorities have using their degrees elsewhere.
Business January 12, 2015
Intel recently pledged $300 million to improve diversity in the workplace, particularly in jobs related to computer sciences and technology. This comes only months after the company inadvertently got caught up in the GamerGate controversy.
Internet Culture January 7, 2015
After lamenting the difficulty in capturing the diversity of the human experience within emojis, the Unicode Consortium proposes new skin tones for characters. Unicode Version 8.0 could include five new modifiers for adjusting the hues of emojis.
Apps/Software November 4, 2014
After much pressure, Amazon has finally released a report on the diversity of its workforce. Unsurprisingly, the workforce at Amazon is largely white and male.
LIFE November 3, 2014
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is still battling his ungraceful comments offered at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event. In a leaked memo, the Microsoft chief calls for more training to further cultivate a culture of inclusion inside his company.
Business October 17, 2014
Apple is the latest company to reveal the diversity of its workforce. Like the rest of Silicon Valley, the company is mostly, male, white and Asian.
Business August 15, 2014
Apple is releasing its first workforce diversity report which revealed that most of its employees are whites. Tim Cook reiterates that “inclusion and diversity” are their top priorities.
Business August 13, 2014
As the latest company to reveal its employee diversity, Apple shows it is just as backward as other tech giants.
Geek August 12, 2014
With a report on the female employees at eBay, the company proves it is doing more for gender diversity than other tech companies.
Internet Culture August 1, 2014
Revelations regarding Twitter's employee diversity reveal it has a lot of work to do, and that comes straight from the diversity chief at the social networking company. The company's workforce, like many tech titans, is mostly white males.
Business July 24, 2014
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its diversity demographics. It is the latest company to come under fire over its predominantly white and Asian male workforce.
Business July 18, 2014
The civil rights activist is going after the social media giant over diversity concerns. This follows weeks of criticism aimed at the lack of minorities at tech companies.
Internet Culture July 18, 2014
Facebook has released statistics on the diversity of its workforce. Like most other tech companies, male white and Asian employees are overrepresented.
Society June 26, 2014
For Facebook, white men get the lead. New numbers show that Facebook is suffering a lack of diversity, with white men making up the bulk of its workers.
Business June 26, 2014
Women make up just one in five computer programmers in America, and just 12 percent of people receiving computer science degrees. Google has promised $50 million to change that situation.
LIFE June 23, 2014
Yahoo has released workforce diversity statistics that show the company to be largely made up of white males. The statistics are similar to many other Silicon Valley companies.
Business June 19, 2014