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Google to Pay $2.5 Million for Alleged Discrimination, Back Pay and Overlooked Asian Applicants

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Google has agreed to pay a total of $3.8 million after the U.S. Department of Labor investigated allegations that the company underpaid female software engineers and overlooked female and Asian applicants for engineering positions.

In a settlement, the company says it will pay $1,353,052 in back pay and interest to 2,565 female engineers. It will also pay $1,232,000 in back pay and interest to 1,757 female engineering applicants and 1,219 Asian engineering applicants for “engineering positions not hired,” according to The Verge.

Ex-Google Engineer Becomes China’s Third-Wealthiest Billionaire

Colin (Zheng) Huang, surged into the spot of China’s second-wealthiest person on Sunday before settling for third-wealthiest on Tuesday.

Rise to riches: Earning a degree from the elite Zhejiang University based in Hangzhou with an acceptance rate of less than 0.5%, Huang later earned his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 40-year-old entrepreneur built his empire after working as an intern at Microsoft in Beijing and Seattle and then moved on to be an engineer for Google in 2004. According to his 2016 Medium blog post, he worked there for three years as a “software engineer and then product manager,” after his mentor suggested that he stay for at least that minimum.

Google Just Acquired This Man’s Company For $2.1 Billion

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James Park, the Korean American co-founder and CEO of Fitbit, has joined forces with Google in an all-cash deal worth $2.1 billion, the two tech giants announced on Friday.

“With Google’s resources and global platform, Fitbit will be able to accelerate innovation in the wearables category, scale faster, and make health even more accessible to everyone,” Park said in a statement.

Ex-Facebook Engineer Dishes on the Company’s Work Culture on YouTube

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When Patrick Shyu was fired from his job at Facebook, he took to his thriving YouTube channel to express his feelings about the situation.

Shyu, who was a software engineer on the social media giant, poked fun at his former employer in a video called “Day in the Life of a Facebook Software Engineer.” The particular day he was referring to in the title was actually the day he was fired, which was about less than a month ago.