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Google Announces Layoffs of 12K Staffers in Latest Tech Bloodletting

The company joins Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter in mass sackings. A looming economic downturn is blamed, but could there just be a surplus of "elites"?

New House Evidence is Bad News for Monopolistic Tech Titans

It’s always a great day to be a billionaire master of reality laying waste to all competition, but perhaps today a little less so
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Video Game and Tech Company Workers Are Turning to Unions for Labor Protection

An industry known for “crunch times” and toxic workplaces is the latest to see a wave of organizing activity
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Google Launches New Feature to Help Drug Users Find Meetings, Rehabs, and More

Google Maps will now display treatment options, from emergency Narcan to long-term rehab
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This Artist Is Tricking the Internet into Making Her Dreams Come True

Gretchen Andrew used to work at Google. Now she makes "search engine art"
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How Garden Planters Became a Flashpoint in the Venice Gentrification Debate

Who is building hundreds of sidewalk planters in Venice–and why?

Documentary Week on Ask Chris: Googie Architecture

A vintage visit to Bob's, Norms, and Denny's and the most outlandish and exuberant architecture in the history of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Is Teaming Up with Google to Save Angelenos from the Horrors of Slow Internet

The high-speed service makes everything else seem like dial-up, apparently
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California’s Self-Driving Cars Need Accident Forgiveness, Too

Google's autonomous vehicles were rear-ended and broadsided by other drivers