DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Thursday-
1.Amazon is launching a startup accelerator for Black entrepreneurs.It’s committing $150 million over the next four years to give Black business owners financial support, business education, mentorship, and other resources.
2.Companies like Amazon, Twitter, and Goldman Sachs are pursuing vastly different post-pandemic office policies.Some are embracing an all-remote workforce, while others are encouraging employees to return to their office desks.
3.A leaked memo shows Amazon is making it easier for employees to escape the “Focus” program.The program is often the first step to getting fired — there will now be limits on how long an employee can stay in it, and it will be easier for managers to remove them.
4.Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and other stores will offer competing sales during Amazon Prime Day.Major retailers are once again lining up to compete with Amazon’s annual deals, so we answered some FAQs about their sales.
5.Apple wanted to open its own primary healthcare clinics in a project codenamed “Casper.”The plan, which stalled after key people quit, would have also included hiring doctors.
6.Twitter may now be held directly responsible for every single tweet in India.The company could lose its protection as an intermediary platform — meaning it would be held directly responsible for all posts.
7.Mark Zuckerberg has fallen off Glassdoor’s top 100 CEOs list for the first time since 2013.A survey of Facebook workers showed a drop in Zuckerberg’s approval from 94% in 2019 to 89% in 2021.
8.Texas authorities threatened to arrest SpaceX employees.SpaceX’s security staff may have broken Texas laws against obstructing public roads and impersonating a public official, according to the county’s DA.
9.Arrival, the $11 billion electric-van maker, is ripping up Tesla’s playbook with its microfactories.The company is pioneering a different approach to the assembly line by building vehicles in microfactories instead of Tesla-style megaplants.
10.Salaries revealed: How much does Google pay its employees? New data reveals how much the tech giant is paying its engineers, designers, and SVPs.