Ne-Yo makes his first move into tech with an investment in a coding school

 R&B artist and producer Ne-Yo is making his first move into tech via an investment in the Holberton School for full-stack software engineers. Yup, it turns out Ne-Yo participated in the $2.3 million round Holberton announced in February. He’s also joining the school’s board of trustees in order to help attract people from underrepresented groups to learn how to… Read More

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A chat with Imzy co-founder Jessica Moreno on building a kinder online community

 Jessica Moreno and her co-founder Dan McComas couldn’t find the kind of inclusive online community they were looking for when they left Reddit in the summer of 2015, so they left the Bay Area and headed west to Salt Lake City to start Imzy, a community platform encouraging kinder interactions with like-minded individuals. Read More

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FaceApp apologizes for building a racist AI

 If only all algorithmic bias were as easy to spot as this: FaceApp, a photo-editing app that uses a neural network for editing selfies in a photorealistic way, has apologized for building a racist algorithm. Read More

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Palantir settles racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor

 Palantir has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor over a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian people in the company’s hiring and selection processes for engineering roles. As part of the agreement, Palantir will pay $1.7 million in back wages and other types of monetary relief, like stock value options, to those affected. Read More

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Oneva wants to make it easier to access elder, infant and child care through employee benefits

 When it comes to finding someone to take care of your kids or your aging parent, the on-demand aspect of services that some businesses offer is not really a selling point. The most important element is trust and the peace of mind that you’re hiring a qualified person to take care of some of the most important people in your life. Onēva enables employers to offer elder, infant and… Read More

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