Google says Lack of Diversity in its Staff is a “Problem”, Vows to Make-Up for It

Thirty percent of Google’s employees are women, the company said, a figure that’s 17 percentage points less than the representation of women in the full United States workforce. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Thirty percent of Google’s employees are women, the company said, a figure that’s 17 percentage points less than the representation of women in the full United States workforce. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Google Inc. (GOOG:US) turned the spotlight onto the diversity of its workforce, saying that the composition of its staff “is not where it needs to be.” Continue reading

Facebook Reportedly Developing Snapchat-like App Called “Slingshot”

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Snapchat might just have pressed on the patience of Mark Zuckererg as it has been reported that Mark is looking after the development of an “ephemeral messaging” app called Slingshot, which could be launched to counter Snapchat, may be in retaliation for the rejection of $3.2 billion offer. Snapchat is one of the popular picture and video sharing and social messaging app, which deletes the messages in 10 seconds after watching. Continue reading