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10 things in tech: Zuck’s no longer a top CEO, Google salaries, Apple health clinics

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1. 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. Here’s what some of the world’s biggest companies have planned.

2. 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. Why employee approval dropped.

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. Read more from our exclusive report.

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. Here’s what we know about them so far.

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. More on the (mostly) defunct project.

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. Get the full rundown here.

7. 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. How the program could help fix one of venture capital’s biggest problems.

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. Here’s what else the DA said.

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. Take an inside look at a microfactory.

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. Check out their salaries here.


Compiled by Jordan Erb. Tips/comments? Email [email protected] or tweet @JordanParkerErb.

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