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Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent a memo to employees about the changes to Google’s sexual harassment policy after the walkout. The announcement follows 20,000 employees walking out last week in protest at Google’s handling of sexual assault and harassment.
Sundar Pichai is ending Google’s once famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening “more onerous actions” if things don’t change. Pichai released a list of new policies on Thursday in an all-staff memo.
Tesla appointed a new chair to replace Elon Musk. Board director Robyn Denholm replaced the Tesla CEO after he was forced to step down as chair by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Lyft removed the option to split ride fares with other passengers, but says an “easier” option is coming soon. The ride-hailing company didn’t offer a reason for removing the feature, and Uber still offers fare splitting.
Disney revealed new details about its Netflix competitor, Disney+, including ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel TV shows. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed on Thursday that a TV prequel series to “Rogue One” and a spinoff series about the Marvel villain Loki are in development.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology