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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch

Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help …

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Y Combinator survey confirms what we already know — female founders are too often victims of sexual harassment – TechCrunch

Y Combinator survey confirms what we already know — female founders are too often victims of sexual harassment – TechCrunch Y Combinator has released the results of a survey, completed in partnership with its portfolio company Callisto, highlighting the pervasive role of sexual harassment in venture capital and technology startups. …

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Google launches voice assistant app to help people with limited mobility use their phones – TechCrunch

Google launches voice assistant app to help people with limited mobility use their phones – TechCrunch Google just introduced a new Android app to better enable people with limited mobility to use their phones. Called Voice Access, the app is offers people a hands-free way to use apps, write and …

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Uber hires ex-Expedia exec to replace Liane Hornsey as chief people officer – TechCrunch

Uber hires ex-Expedia exec to replace Liane Hornsey as chief people officer – TechCrunch Uber has brought on Nikki Krishnamurthy, Expedia’s former chief people officer, as one of its own. Krishnamurthy is coming on board as chief people officer to replace Liane Hornsey, who resigned in July following a racial discrimination …

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Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse one investment at a time – TechCrunch

Ne-Yo wants to make Silicon Valley more diverse one investment at a time – TechCrunch Dressed in a Naruto t-shirt and a hat emblazoned with the phrase “lone wolf,” Ne-Yo slouches over in a chair inside a Holberton School classroom. The Grammy-winning recording artist is struggling to remember the name of “that …

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Lyft unveils second annual diversity report – TechCrunch

Lyft unveils second annual diversity report – TechCrunch Lyft has released its second annual diversity report outlining the gender and racial breakdown of its 4,000-person workforce. At a glance, little has changed from last year’s report, which was the first time the $15 billion ride-hailing company disclosed its diversity stats. Forty percent …

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