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Apple Diversity Chief Denise Young Smith Resigning After 6 Months, To Be Replaced By Christie Smith

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

Non-White Employees Now Make Up 46 Percent Of Apple, According To New Diversity Report

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

Why Google Just Canceled Its All-Hands Meeting About That Controversial Anti-Diversity Memo

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 Fires Employee Behind Controversial Anti-Diversity Memo, But This Is Not Yet Over

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

High School Student Wins Doodle4Google Competition With Her Vision Of A Diverse, Peaceful Society

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 Introduces A New Doll, And It’s A Boy!

American Girl is releasing its first-ever boy doll, a character named Logan who is a drummer.

Life & Style February 15, 2017

Here Are All The New Emojis Released For iOS 10: Rainbow Flag, Genders, Sports And More

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 iOS 10 Update Will Feature 100 New Emojis With Focus On Female Athletes And Professionals

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

New 'Overwatch' Hero Ana Is Yet Another Example Of How Blizzard Gets Diversity Right

Blizzard continues to prove that heroes in 'Overwatch' come in all colors, shapes, sizes and ages.

Video Games July 12, 2016

On 'Doctor Who,' The Role Of The 11th Doctor Almost Went To A Black Actor

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 Messenger To Roll Out New Emojis That Include Female Characters And Different Skin Colors

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

Black Tarantula Named After Singer Johnny Cash Among 14 New Spider Species Found In The US

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' Director, Studio Apologize For Casting Controversy

'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 Diversity Numbers Show Slightly More Male, Slightly Less White

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 Diversifies Board By Adding Former Boeing CFO

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 Wants To Be More Diverse: At Least, That's The Plan

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

Still Too Few Women, Minorities In Specialized Medical Fields, Study Finds

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

Marvel Comics Reveals Insight Into New Diverse Avengers Team

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

Magic Johnson to Join Square's Board of Directors This Summer

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: 'Diversity Leads To Better Products'

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

$1 'Women In Marvel' Comics Coming In September

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

Microsoft Opens Office Doors For People With Autism

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, Microsoft offers job opportunities to people diagnosed with autism.

Business April 7, 2015

Apple Pledges 50 Million To Nonprofit Groups To Help Boost Diversity In Tech Industry

The investments will go toward bringing more blacks, women, and military veterans into the largely male-dominated technology industry.

Business March 11, 2015

Michelle Rodriguez Is Right: Diversity In Superhero Movies Is A Mess And Not For The Right Cause

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

$300 Million: Amount Intel is Investing to Promote Workforce Diversity

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

What Intel’s $300 Million Pledge To Workforce Diversity Means

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

Racial diversity coming to emojis as character library gets a make over

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

Diversity not in stock at Amazon as white males dominate company

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 chief launches diversity training, apologizes again for controversial comments

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 diversity stats shows company is mostly white, Asian and male. "Not satisfied," says Tim Cook

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's diversity report is out and Tim Cook is not happy about it

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

Apple workers mostly white and mostly male

As the latest company to reveal its employee diversity, Apple shows it is just as backward as other tech giants.

Geek August 12, 2014

eBay claims the crown for diversity in tech

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

Twitter: We have a lot of work to do when it comes to employee diversity

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

How diverse is Twitter? Jesse Jackson wants to know

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

Rev. Jesse Jackson petitions Twitter for diversity data

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, like other top tech titans, lacks workforce diversity

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

Facebook workforce lacking diversity as employees are mostly white males

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

Google $50 million 'Made with Code' campaign will help create more tech workforce diversity

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 admits workforce is mostly white males: Where's the diversity?

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

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