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The Web’s Not Dead Yet, As Long As These Indies Abide

The Web’s Not Dead Yet, As Long As These Indies Abide

Once upon a time, people didn’t think tech companies were so sleazy. Remember those days, back in the late ’90s? Oh, you mean back when bubble-crazed investors showered Kozmo.com with a quarter-billion dollars to deliver toothpaste by bike messenger? When Pets.com had a Super Bowl ad? Okay, so maybe the World Wide Web never really […]

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These Guys Made A T-Shirt. Now Silicon Valley Is Giving Them Millions

These Guys Made A T-Shirt. Now Silicon Valley Is Giving Them Millions

When police raided and shut down a bar popular among Brown University students, Walker Williams and his friend did what a lot of college students do when trying to rally people around a cause: they designed a t-shirt. The pair didn’t have enough money to actually order a batch of the shirts for those intent […]

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Investigation Reveals Silicon Valley’s Abuse of Immigrant Tech Workers

Investigation Reveals Silicon Valley’s Abuse of Immigrant Tech Workers

According to a report, which was released by The Center of Investigative Reporting (CIR), The Guardian, and NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit, labor brokers have often charged workers the cost of a visa and didn’t have a job waiting for them when they arrived, both of which are prohibited by visa rules. And in some cases, when workers arrived in the U.S., the account goes, they were “benched”—placed in a guesthouse with subpar living conditions and asked to post exaggerated resumes online.

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