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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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    • 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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    • It's Game on for Facebook, Messenger

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Earlier this year, Facebook Messenger took a tentative step into mobile gaming with the launch of a simple basketball game. Shoot a basketball emoji to a friend who taps on that emoji to play a little one-on-one inside the popular messaging app.

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    • Silicon Valley Start-Up Weekend for Latinos by Latinos

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Carolina Huaranca says she never saw herself as an entrepreneur until she took part in her first start-up weekend in 2011.

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    • Harvard Drop-Out Mark Zuckerberg to Speak at Commencement

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    One of Harvard University's most successful, and certainly most famous, drop-outs will deliver this year's commencement speech to the graduating class on May 25, the university announced Tuesday.

    "Harvard Drop-Out Mark Zuckerberg to Speak at Commencement" is from the March 07, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Facebook Messenger Chimes in With Group Video Chat

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Rather than being limited to person-to-person video calls, up to 50 people can listen, join in via voice and send text, stickers, emojis and GIFs, Facebook Messenger said. Group video chat is its most requested feature ever, the popular messaging service said.

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    • Trump Invites Tech Leaders to Roundtable Next Week

    • By: Jessica Guynn, Jon Swartz
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    President-elect Donald Trump has invited technology industry leaders to a roundtable next week in New York.

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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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    • 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 Wants You to Apply for Your Next Job on Facebook

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 3 mins
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    After years of speculation that the giant social network would harness its huge audience to take on LinkedIn and online job boards, Facebook has created tools for businesses to post job openings and for job seekers to hunt for new gigs.

    "Facebook Wants You to Apply for Your Next Job on Facebook" is from the February 16, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Black Engineers in Silicon Valley Get Big Assist

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Ime Archibong was eating lunch on Facebook's Silicon Valley campus with former colleague Makinde Adeagbo last year when Adeagbo pitched the idea for /dev/color, a nonprofit organization to bring together and grow the ranks of African-American software developers.

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    • Tech Not Diverse Enough? That's News to Workers

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The vast majority — 94% — say they would give their industry a passing grade on diversity, a surprising result from a new survey that counters the tech industry's own findings of a shortage of women, African Americans and Hispanics on their payrolls.

    "Tech Not Diverse Enough? That's News to Workers" is from the March 22, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn  and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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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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    • Silicon Valley's Dirty Little Secret: The Way It Treats Women

    • By: Jessica Guynn, Marco della Cava
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 9 mins
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    When former Uber engineer Susan Fowler went public with sexual harassment and discrimination allegations last month, social media erupted with shock and dismay.

    "Silicon Valley's Dirty Little Secret: The Way It Treats Women" is from the March 03, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and Marco della Cava and narrated by Paige McKinney.

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    • Venture Capital Is Overwhelmingly White and Male

    • By: Jessica Guynn
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    Venture capital, the tech industry's most exclusive club, is overwhelmingly white and male.

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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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    • Should You Buy the Snap IPO?

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Money managers have flooded underwriters with requests for shares as Snap prepares to sell stock to the public for the first time. But should the small investor buy Snap on its first day of trading this week?

    "Should You Buy the Snap IPO?" is from the March 01, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Uber CEO Apologizes for Dissing Driver, Says He Needs to Grow Up

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    A contrite Travis Kalanick issued an apology to employees at Uber and said he would seek "leadership help" after a video surfaced in which he has a heated exchange with an Uber driver over declining fares.

    "Uber CEO Apologizes for Dissing Driver, Says He Needs to Grow Up" is from the March 01, 2017 Tech section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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    • Zuckerberg: Facebook Isn't a 'Traditional' Media Company

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Paige McKinney
    • Length: 2 mins
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    For months, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has insisted that it's the latter despite growing scrutiny of the role it plays in choosing what news people read. On Wednesday, he offered a slightly different take.

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    • Not So Fast, Yahoo Is Still Alive and Kicking

    • By: Jessica Guynn
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
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    No, not yet. Yahoo said Monday that it would reduce the size of its board of directors after the acquisition of Yahoo's core business by Verizon Communications. That means several directors including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayerand Yahoo co-founder David Filo will step down once that deal is completed.

    "Not So Fast, Yahoo Is Still Alive and Kicking" is from the January 10, 2017 Money section of USA Today. It was written by Jessica Guynn and narrated by Mark Ashby.

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