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Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs

October 30, 2018

Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review rsums in an effort to automate the search process Amazons machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants rsums, with the aim of mechanizing the search […]

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Liz Hurley wins payout after Amazon driver ran over her dog

September 29, 2018

Actors sister reveals incident as contractor pays 2,000 vet bills for labrador Liz Hurley has received compensation from an Amazon contractor after her dog was run over by a delivery driver, her sister has said. The actors two-year-old labrador, Hector, was said to have sustained a collapsed lung and broken leg in the incident at […]

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Help I think Im in an abusive relationship with Alexa | Emma Brockes

September 23, 2018

Theres an emotional cost to bonding with devices, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes Alexa, how are you feeling? I said to my Julie Andrews has been worth the sticker price alone (Alexa, play boo-boo butt poopy-diarrhoea [hysterical laughter] has felt less like a win). The main thing about robots and voice-activation software in general […]

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Bernie Sanders problem with Amazon

September 22, 2018

Vermont Senator Bernie Income inequality was, after all, the centerpiece of Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. It was a populist message that resonated strongly with voters, giving the dark horse candidate a boost among concerned progressives and independents during a tooth and nail primary battle. But while the message, perhaps, wasn’t enough to put him over […]

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If Jeff Bezos wants to help low-income people why not just pay them better? | Marina Hyde

September 20, 2018

The Amazon bosss philanthropy fund flies in the face of the way he treats his workers. Yet he wants to be seen as a messiah, says the Guardian columnist Marina Hyde Always a pleasure to hear from rejected Day One fund, which feels like the will-this-do title for the will-this-do initiative it is. Bezos has […]

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The Truth About Amazon, Food Stamps, and Tax Breaks

September 17, 2018

Since the early 2000s, Amazon has quietly received more than $1.5 billion in government subsidies, in exchange for bringing new jobs to cities and states across the country. At the same time, low-wage employees at Amazon's grueling warehouses have sometimes had to rely on a different kind of government benefit, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

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The Far-Right Is Conning IMDb: Theyre Exploiting a Weakness in the System

August 22, 2018

In Pizzagate pusher, tacked another profession on to his resume: character actor. After The New York Times ran promised will arrive shortly. For the uninitiated, Cernovich has sympathetic to the mens rights movement, which netted him an an executive and associate producer credit, respectively. Now, per his blog, Cernovich has evidently decided hes a performance […]

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals you can still grab

August 10, 2018

Makula Dunbar Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch Street Price: $740; Deal Price: $690 A new low price on our gaming monitor pick for Nvidia graphics card users. While it only beats our previous low by a few bucks, this monitor has been stubborn about sticking to $740. The Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27 Inch […]

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Watch Out! Here Come the Woke Tech Oligarchs.

July 16, 2018

Once the rich protected themselves by aligning with Republicans who would protect their property from high taxes and their firms from regulation. Some still donotably the three of the four largest billionaire political donorshedge fund manager James Simon and his wife Marilyn, Michael Bloomberg, and currency speculator George Sorostitled progressive. This reflects a broader social […]

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Amazons share of the US e-commerce market is now 49%, or 5% of all retail spend

July 15, 2018

Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations, and while some say this is simply Trumpian bluster that has a slim chance of going anywhere, some new numbers out from the researchers at eMarketer could prove to be a fan to the flames. Amazon […]

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