Read the letter Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot sent to staff about sexual harassment allegations and his promise to ‘personally follow’ each case

Ubisoft, one of the world’s biggest video game companies, has been rocked by accusations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against senior staff. CEO Yves Guillemot wrote to all employees on June 27, promising to “personally follow” each reported case. His letter came after an all-staff email from the company’s chief talent & communications officer said law firms had launched “several investigations” into the allegations. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Yves Guillemot, CEO of video games giant Ubisoft, has promised to “personally follow” every report of sexual harassment at the company, following a series of allegations leveled at senior staff. The company has been rocked by claims of… Read More

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Amazon warehouse workers in Germany will strike Monday because of coronavirus infections

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon workers at six sites across Germany plan to strike Monday because dozens of staff members at its logistics centers have been infected with the coronavirus, union officials told Reuters. The union says the company is prioritizing profits over workers’ safety. Labor union Verdi says “at least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected” with the virus, according to Reuters. The strike will last 48 hours and be conducted with the motto “good and healthy work.” Amazon warehouse workers in Germany have struck several times in recent years, over worker pay and conditions. In recent months, Amazon warehouse workers in the US have staged… Read More

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COVID-19 cases soar again in Wash. state; Inslee accuses Trump and Pence of ignoring U.S. crisis

A total of 3,180 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Washington state in the past seven days, approaching the weekly totals seen at the previous height of the outbreak in the state nearly three months ago. The latest statewide total represents a 14% increase from the previous week, according to GeekWire’s analysis of data from the Washington State Department of Health. It’s a 150% jump from the state’s weekly low of 1,252 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which came in the week ended May 23, a little more than a month ago. GeekWire Chart based on Washington State Department of Health Data. Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday morning, Washington… Read More

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Starbucks suspends advertising on all social media platforms, becoming the latest company to boycott Facebook

Starbucks announced Sunday it will suspend all of its advertising across social media platforms as it conducts discussions “internally, with our media partners, and with civil rights organizations” about ending the spread of hate speech. Facebook, in particular, has taken criticism for its response to hate speech on its platform and its decision to allow President Trump to make controversial posts, such as calling protesters “thugs” and writing “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Starbucks joins Coca Cola in announcing an outright suspension on all social media advertising, while other companies have announced temporary bans on Facebook ads. While the company is suspending its social media ads, it is… Read More

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5G Snapshot: China

With speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G, and latency up to 120 times lower, 5G is poised to revolutionize the tech industry. Telecoms in 18 countries will roll out 5G networks by the end of 2019, which means the race to secure global 5G leadership is officially underway. Winning would allow the opportunity to shape the future of the telecommunications industry, and could come with more than a decade of competitive advantages. As the biggest mobile market in the world, China is at the front of the pack of global 5G development. China is projected to have 460 million 5G connections by 2025, which would make it the… Read More

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