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Better.com CEO fires 900+ employees on a Zoom call
Vishal Garg, the CEO of Better.com, asked more than 900 employees to join him on a Zoom call then told them their jobs were being terminated immediately.
The call lasted less than three minutes and comes less than four weeks before Christmas.
A total of 9% of the company’s workforce was laid off, including the company’s entire diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting team.
According to Fortune Magazine, the CEO later accused the employees of “stealing” from their colleagues and customers by only working two hours a day.
The laid-off employees will get severance pay and benefits.
Last week, Better.com received $750 million in cash as part of a deal with Softbank, a multinational conglomerate.
British hypocrisy: University finds novel 1984 ‘offensive and upsetting’ as it perfectly predicted the current miserable state of Britain
Protecting students from the ugly reality of Britain today: a British university has issued a warning over “offensive and upsetting” content in Orwell’s famous "1984" dystopia. ...
The countries where Bitcoin and crypto are banned or restricted
While some countries like El Salvador are embracing cryptocurrencies, others like China are leading sustained crackdowns on their use.
Video games that diagnose, monitor and treat depression developed by scientists
Software analyses the patient's voice, eye gaze and micro-expressions along behavioural measures including reaction times, memory and error rates.
Instagram, Snapchat sued over alleged role in girl’s suicide
The social media platforms are addictive to an extent that caused a kid to kill herself, mother claims in lawsuit
Link between internet speed and political activism revealed
A new study has found that peoples’ political activism seems to inversely correlate to how fast their internet connections are
Crypto meltdown erases $1 trillion in value
Bitcoin has now shed more than 50% from its record high in November while adding further momentum to the latest meltdown in cryptocurrencies.
Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix
Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.
Israel's attorney general orders probe into illegal police spyware agains democracy activists allegations
Israel's attorney general has ordered an investigation into police surveillance tactics amid reports that law enforcement improperly used a disputed hacking tool.
Ireland's data centers are an economic lifeline. But environmentalists say they're wrecking the planet
In the west of Ireland lies a medieval market town, its roots steeped in legend. Beyond the labyrinth of narrow streets of the center are the chimney stacks of housing developme...
Twitter suspends hundreds of accounts promoting Philippines' Marcos
Twitter (TWTR.N) said on Friday it had suspended hundreds of accounts that were promoting Philippines presidential election candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr, which it said had viol...
Mother sues Meta and Snap over tween daughter’s suicide
An American mother alleges firms are to blame for the suicide of her 11-year-old daughter, who had an ‘extreme addiction’ to social media.
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