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The Google walkout in Los Angeles was private and restrained

November 12, 2018

In contrast to the public protests at the company's other offices, Google's LA office staged a gathering in a courtyard.Image: Rachel kraus / Mashable Is it really a walkout if you barely… walk out? Google offices around the world protested sexual harassment and workplace discrimination at the company on Thursday. But in Los Angeles — […]

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The Twitter #BeAVoter campaign experienced a brief and hilarious bug

November 2, 2018

Who's ready to vote in the 1970 midterms?!Image: Getty Images Hey Twitter voters, find a time machine.  Twitter launched additional features for its #BeAVoter election campaign on Thursday. But even the best laid plans don’t always go off without a hitch. SEE ALSO: Twitter is launching a voter registration campaign One of the new features […]

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Tim Cook: Being gay is God’s greatest gift to me

October 29, 2018

New York (CNN Business)Four years ago, Tim Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. He says he’s happy about that distinction and his decision. He said the emails and letters came from children who said they had been ostracized, bullied or abused because of their sexual orientation. Cook […]

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Why you should give kids toys that look like them

October 21, 2018

Image: Bob Al-Greene / Mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Now more than ever, […]

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Shh…my son doesn’t play ‘Fortnite’

October 10, 2018

Image: bob al-greene / mashable Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. This July, as the […]

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Tim Cook reportedly the driving force behind Apple’s family friendly TV programming

October 6, 2018

Family friendly.Image: Harry How / getty Apple has all the money in the world, but as the disastrous Planet of the Apps proved, money is no substitute for good taste.  The 2017 reality show from the makers of your favorite $1,449 phone pitted app developers against each other for the approval of their celebrity ring […]

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Twitch puts other tech companies to shame with its majority-woman leadership team

October 1, 2018

Gamer gals.Image: Chesnot/Getty Images Ok, Twitch! The video game streaming service Twitch announced on Friday three new leadership hires. And with the addition of three new female executives, Twitch’s team of C-level executives has just become majority women.  Now, four out of seven of Twitch’s chief executives are female — which is not something you […]

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Its time Congress invites Reddit to its next hearing

September 29, 2018

It's time to stop ignoring Reddit.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing on social media as it pertains to foreign influence in our elections took place on Capitol Hill. Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube have sat before Congress to answer questions regarding online interference from countries […]

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An all-female armed unit is making sure poachers stay away from one of Africas largest elephant populations

September 28, 2018

Over 200 wildlife species are being illegal sold via Facebook groups in Thailand. The slow loris, pictured above, is among the most commonly advertised for sale.Image: Getty Images/500px Plus A wildlife trafficking watchdog is calling out Facebook for hundreds of listings of animals in Thailand. TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring organization, is releasing a report […]

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Twitter turned Fox News’ coverage of the Manafort and Cohen trials into a hilarious meme

September 20, 2018

YouTube is the latest social platform to roll out time management tools.Image: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google is worried about your digital health. More specifically, your addiction to watching hours upon hours of YouTube videos.  The search engine giant’s video giant, YouTube — the second most trafficked website in the world, right after, you guessed […]

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