Google has fired another worker-activist

Google has fired another worker-activist, Kathryn Spiers. Spier, who worked on the platform security team, was generally tasked with writing code for browser notifications to automatically notify employees or guidelines and company policies while surfing the web. According to Spiers, Google fired her because she created a browser notification to educate her colleagues about their…

Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to president and COO

Salesforce announced today that it has named Bret Taylor as president and chief operating officer of the company. Prior to today’s promotion, Taylor held the position of president and chief product officer. In his new position, Taylor will be responsible for a number of activities including leading Salesforce’s global product vision, engineering, security, marketing and…

PayPal’s exiting COO Bill Ready to join Google as its new president of Commerce

In June, PayPal announced its Chief Operating Officer Bill Ready would be departing the company at the end of this year. Now we know where he’s ending up: Google. Ready will join Google in January as the company’s new commerce chief, reporting directly to Prabhakar Raghavan, SVP, Ads, Commerce and Payments. Ready’s role at Google…

Away CEO is stepping down in light of reports of toxic culture

Away CEO Steph Korey is stepping down following The Verge’s report of toxic culture at the luggage startup. Taking her spot is Stuart Haselden, the now-former COO at Lululemon, The Wall Street Journal reports. Korey will remain on board as executive chairman. Following The Verge’s story, which described a workplace where Korey was known for…

Effective ways to ensure your remote team feels like part of HQ

Jaspreet Singh Contributor Jaspreet Singh is the founder and CEO of Druva, the industry’s first data protection and management solution built for the cloud era. More posts by this contributor The Future Of Enterprise Storage Is Probably Not Storage Nearly every startup begins as a lean, scrappy team that works closely in a central hub…

Instacart shoppers plan a series of actions in protest of company’s wage practices

Instacart shoppers are continuing to hold the grocery startup accountable with their latest set of actions. Kicking off next Monday, Instacart shoppers plan to take one action per day, for six days in protest of Instacart. “We’re still just trying to get this one tiny thing: double the default tip percentage,” Instacart shopper and protest…

Reinventing the relationship between workers and tech

Rachel Kornberg Contributor Rachel Korberg is a program officer with the Ford Foundation’s Future of Work(ers) initiative, which seeks to build a more just and inclusive future for workers in our rapidly changing economy. A young father and kitchen worker in Pittsburgh was thrilled to get a job with a big restaurant chain that paid…

Google employee activist says she’s been fired

Google has terminated Rebecca Rivers, an employee activist the company put on indefinite administrative leave this month, Rivers tweeted this afternoon. Earlier this month, Google put Rivers and Laurence Berland on leave for allegedly violating company policies. At the time, Google said one had searched for and shared confidential documents that were not pertinent to…