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    • Airbnb Enlists Civil Rights Leaders to Combat Discrimination

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    "Airbnb Enlists Civil Rights Leaders to Combat Discrimination" is from the June 22, 2016, Tech section of The USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sues Hawaiian Families Over Kauai Land

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The Facebook CEO, who purchased a 700-acre waterfront estate for $100 million in 2014, filed eight lawsuits last month against several hundred people to force the sale of land that belongs to local Hawaiian families, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser.

    "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sues Hawaiian Families Over Kauai Land" is from the January 19, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • 3-D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "On display next year at the Smithsonian: An interactive 3-D exhibit that uses Google technology to tell the story of black America. Technology is changing the way people engage with museum exhibits. Museum apps allow visitors to seek out more information on their mobile devices about the artwork they are viewing"

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    • Google to Help George and Amal Clooney Educate Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
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    George and Amal Clooney are launching an ambitious initiative to educate Syrian refugee children in Lebanon — and they are getting started with a big injection of cash and brain power from Google.

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    • Start-Up CEO Sacks Resigns; Report Says Trump Team Next

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Zenefits CEO David Sacks is stepping down amid speculation that he has been tapped by billionaire technology investor Peter Thiel to assist president-elect Donald Trump. In a memo to Zenefits staff, Sacks said late Friday he would become chairman of Zenefits and lead a search for a new CEO.

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    • Trump Immigration Ban Sends Shockwaves Through Tech Industry

    • By: Laura Mandaro, Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 6 mins
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     President Trump's order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. began hitting the tech industry Saturday as Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the move affects at least 187 of the Internet giant's staff.

    "Trump Immigration Ban Sends Shockwaves Through Tech Industry" is from the January 28, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Laura Mandaro and Jessica Guynn and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Oracle Sued by Labor Department for Paying White Men More

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    Oracle is being sued by the Labor Department for paying white men more than their counterparts and for favoring Asian workers when recruiting and hiring for technical roles.

    "Oracle Sued by Labor Department for Paying White Men More" is from the January 18, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • French Conservatives Vote in First Presidential Primary

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 2 mins
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    French conservatives headed to the polls Sunday to vote for the first time in a nationwide primary for their nominee in next year's presidential election, the latest global test of rising populism and anti-elite sentiment following Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. and Britain's Brexit vote.

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    • Venture Capital Is Overwhelmingly White and Male

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Venture capital, the tech industry's most exclusive club, is overwhelmingly white and male.

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    • Google Pledges $11.5M to Fight Racial Bias in Policing, Sentencing

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Google is handing out $11.5 million in grants to organizations combating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, double what it has given so far.

    "Google Pledges $11.5M to Fight Racial Bias in Policing, Sentencing" is from the February 23, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Airbnb: 1M Listings Use Booking Service That Stems Discrimination on Platform

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 10 mins
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    As a skeptical journalist well versed in human foibles, I could count my heroes on one hand.

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    • Facebook Headed to the Office with Workplace

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "This time, Facebook means business. It's no secret that Facebook wants to monopolize every minute you spend online. Now it wants to do the same at the office."

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    • Facebook Marketplace: Is This the New eBay?

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
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    If Facebook were to place an ad, it would read something like this. Wanted: Facebook users to buy and sell stuff.

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    • Morgan Freeman to Voice Mark Zuckerberg's Jarvis

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The voice behind Mark Zuckerberg's homemade artificial intelligence assistant Jarvis will be none other than Morgan Freeman. Freeman's iconic timbre was selected by popular demand.

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    • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 'Reconsidering' Hawaii Lawsuits

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    "Based on feedback from the local community, we are reconsidering the quiet title process and discussing how to move forward," Zuckerberg said in a statement that was first reported by BuzzFeed News.

    "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg 'Reconsidering' Hawaii Lawsuits" is from the January 25, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Zuckerberg Can Now Talk to His AI, but It's Still No Jarvis

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Artificial intelligence is moving into our homes, particularly Mark Zuckerberg's. But this stuff of science fiction may still be more fantasy than utility for now.

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    • Facebook Begins Flagging 'Disputed' (Fake) News

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    A warning label is being slapped on articles that clearly have no basis in fact or reality — at least some of them.

    "Facebook Begins Flagging 'Disputed' (Fake) News" is from the March 06, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Facebook Touts AI Benefits as Job Risks Loom

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Silicon Valley is training computers to see, hear and speak and cars and trucks to drive themselves.

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    • Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Racial Groups

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Facebook advertisers can exclude specific racial and ethnic groups, according to a Pro Publica report.

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    • Salesforce: We Are Walking Away from Twitter

    • By: Jessica Guynn
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    Salesforce.com has ditched Twitter at the altar and the jilted company's shares are plunging — again

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