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Against the Slacklash

Such hate. Such dismay. “How Slack is ruining work.” “Actually, Slack really sucks.” “Slack may actually be hurting your workplace productivity.” “Slack is awful.” Slack “destroys teams’ ability to think, plan & get complex work out the door.” “Slack is a terrible collaboration tool.” “Face it, Slack is ruining your …

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Uber drivers protest ahead of IPO at the company’s SF HQ

Ahead of Uber’s IPO, more than100 people are protesting outside of the transportation company’s headquarters in San Francisco. They’re here demanding four key things: better wages, transparent policies, benefits and a voice, Uber driver and Gig Workers Rising member Mostafa Maklad told TechCrunch ahead of the protest. “Uber year after …

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We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor May is national Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to prevent older adults from making those connections: the digital divide. Nationally, one-third of adults ages 65 and older say they’ve never used the internet, and half don’t have internet access at …

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Facebook bans a fresh batch of mostly far-right figures

Facebook just announced a new mini-purge of controversial accounts that violate the platform’s rules. In this instance, Facebook cited its policy against “dangerous individuals and organizations” to bring the ban hammer down on Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, Louis Farrakhan. The company also doubled down on …

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The Daily Crunch: Apple stock jumps after earnings

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s stock jumps 5 percent after beating expectations Apple released earnings for its fiscal second quarter …

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