A male engineer at Google blamed biological differences for the paucity of female programmers in his widely shared memo, titled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber." Google's just-hired head of diversity, Danielle Brown, responded with her own memo, saying that diversity and inclusion were critical to the company's success. The dueling memos come as Silicon Valley grapples with accusations of sexism and discrimination.
Representatives from the NAACP and the California Center for Rural Policy testified about the potential benefits and drawbacks of Senate Bill 649 at a July 12 committee hearing. The bill would make it easier for telecommunications companies to rent space for “small cell” transmitters and limit local government oversight.
Just in time for April Fool's Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017, Google has provided another one of its features that turns its search interface into funky, and in this case old school, fun. Check out the "Ms. Pac-Man" feature on Google Maps and see if it plays the way the game did in your favorite bar or arcade in the early 1980s.