Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Facebook Enabled Ads Targeting Anti-Semites

Friday, September 15, 2017

ProPublica found that Facebook had enabled advertisers to target ads to people who expressed an interest in anti-Semitic topics.

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Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

Thursday, September 07, 2017

During the Obama years, Democrats got comfortable and Republicans gained a digital advantage. Now, the liberals of Silicon Valley want to change that.

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Microsoft President To Trump: To Deport A DREAMer, You'll Have To Go Through Us

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

As dozens of CEOs called on the president to preserve DACA, and on Congress to pass an immigration bill to help immigrant youth, the president of Microsoft had some fighting words for the White House.

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Tech Giant Google Finds Itself In Another Free-Speech Controversy

Thursday, August 31, 2017

News of a scholar being forced out at New America, which is founded by Google, is hitting a nerve. Google has a novel form of power — over both the distribution of ideas and the creation of ideas.

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Thinking Of Running For Office? A Website Lets You Test The Waters

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Think you may want to run for public office? A new site lets you crowdfund a potential campaign. See how a California congressional candidate was inspired to give it a try.

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Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber's New CEO

Monday, August 28, 2017

After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

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Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

Friday, August 18, 2017

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

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Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.

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Is The Memo Controversy A Pivot Point On Diversity For Google?

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Once Google is done putting out fires in the wake of a male employee's incendiary memo about gender, the company will have to think about how to tackle its longstanding diversity problem.

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Could A Bus With Sleep Pods Replace Airplanes?

Friday, August 04, 2017

A new startup wants to revolutionize how we travel long distances using pretty simple technology: a bus with beds. Only, they're called pods.

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To Keep Drivers From Leaving, Uber Tries To Treat Them Better

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Uber is changing its harsh termination policies and launching a hotline for drivers in distress. Leaders at the tech company are trying to repair the relationship they say is "broken."

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With Entry Into Interest Curation, Google Goes Head-To-Head With Facebook

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In the feed, users will get a stream of news, photos and more based on their search histories and interests across Google products. The company promises a different, less friend-filtered experience.

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Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk'

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Elon Musk, the billionaire scientist behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX, made a dire warning over the weekend about the future of artificial intelligence to a room full of state leaders.

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Computer Scientists Demonstrate The Potential For Faking Video

Friday, July 14, 2017

Fake news articles may just be the tip of the iceberg. New research — which manipulates footage of former President Obama — shows it's possible to create fake news videos too.

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Microsoft Courts Rural America, And Politicians, With High-Speed Internet

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In rural America, 23.4 million people do not have high-speed Internet. Microsoft plans to change that, in an effort that uses cheap technology and appeals to the lowest common denominator in politics.

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Facebook Changes Its Mission With Announcement About Groups

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users. But that's not enough. Now, in an effort to go deep, not just wide, the company will focus on users' activity levels.

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After CEO Resignation, Is Uber Kalanick-less Or Kalanick-free?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Few companies have had such a rapid fallout from such a vast number of crises stemming from the workplace culture perpetuated from the top, while appearing to be at the peak of its success.

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Uber Co-Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Pressure As CEO

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Five of Uber's major investors reportedly demanded Kalanick resign immediately. His departure plunges one of the largest private companies on Earth into an even bigger leadership vacuum.

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The Investor Who Took On Uber, And Silicon Valley

Thursday, June 15, 2017

In Silicon Valley, you're supposed to build businesses unapologetically. You're not supposed to speak out against injustice. Freada Kapor Klein breaks those rules.

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Uber Considers Leave Of Absence For CEO Travis Kalanack

Monday, June 12, 2017

Despite phenomenal growth and popularity with users, Uber's troubles are mounting. The ride hailing company has been rocked by a sexual harassment scandal, top executives have quit, and there are reports that CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanack may take a leave of absence. Employees and investors tell NPR that Uber faces a more challenging problem — its fractured relationship with drivers.

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