The deal represents an aggressive attempt by Google to bolster its lineup of hardware products.
Daisuke WakabayashiThe hardware business is very hard. Even if you "make it" and avoid buring all your cash, the best you can hope for is to be gobbled up by a giant. Nest (Google), Ring (Amazon), Eero (Amazon), Beats (Apple) and, now, Fitbit (Google).
The #MeToo Movement has been the beginning of a sea change for women, exposing the double standard between women and men in the workplace…
Daisuke WakabayashiThis is absolutely worth a read. I’ve gotten to know Jen in the course of reporting over the last year. Her honest and brave account reveals some of the systemic issues that lie at the heart of the walkout issues.
Section 230, from a 1996 federal law, was meant to protect young internet companies from liability. Now lawmakers are threatening to change it.
Daisuke WakabayashiThe law that helped to create the modern internet (and allows sites like 8chan to exist) is under pressure. Dems feel internet cos don't deserve liability protection without more moderation, while GOP feels like Cos are doing too much moderation
Daisuke WakabayashiDisclosure - We are correcting this story and headline because it incorrectly suggests that Section 230 protects hate speech. The first amendment already does that. I should have written that better and more precisely. The corrected version is here
The candidate claims Google shut down her ad account after the first debate in June, preventing her from capitalizing on new interest.
Daisuke WakabayashiNEW: Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for briefly suspending her ad account after the first Democratic debate when she was the most Googled candidate. Campaign says Google is trying to silence her.
The tech company has long used contractors, but some employees worry that a growing reliance on them represents a shifting, less admirable work culture.
Daisuke WakabayashiGoogle, like every tech company, relies on armies of temps and contractors. A job at Google is supposed to come with top pay and premium benefits, but that is not the case for contingent workers. (1)
YouTube’s C.E.O. spends her days contemplating condoms and bestiality, talking advertisers off the ledge and managing a property the size of Netflix.
Daisuke WakabayashiSusan Wojcicki, YouTube’s CEO, has managed to avoid the scrutiny heaped upon the leaders of other tech platforms. Here is our look at what she’s been up to and how, despite her best efforts, YouTube still doesn’t have a handle on its problems.
Daisuke WakabayashiI spent about 8 months (on and off) working on this story about YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. I wanted to address questions that kept coming up as YouTube's problems started to multiply. Where is Susan? What was she doing? nytimes.com/2019/04/17/bus… (Thread)
The tech giant records people’s locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent.
Daisuke WakabayashiFascinating story about how law enforcement is targeting Google’s treasure trove of phone location data to find suspects and witnesses but it also sweeps up the innocent, too. Great reporting by @jenvalentino
Peter Ashlock has completed 25,000 trips for Uber. As insiders cash in with what may be a $100 billion public offering, he’s on the road to nowhere.
Daisuke Wakabayashi“Silicon Valley has always been a lottery where immense wealth is secured by a few while everyone else must hope for better luck some other time. Rarely, however, has the disparity been on such stark display as with Uber.”