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Settlement Of Pay Biases

Google Will Pay $2.6 Million In Back Pay In Settlement Of Pay Biases

Google has been found guilty of underpaying women and unfairly passing over women and Asians in job openings and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has asked the tech giant to $3.8 million that includes $2.6 million in back pay, towards settlement of the allegations.

What are the allegations against Google?

It was found that from 2014 to 2017 Google underpaid 2,783 women employees in its software engineering group in Mount View, California and Seattle area. Also, there were hiring rate differences between disadvantaged women and Asian employees in 2017. They were all software engineers attached to San Francisco, Sunnyvale, California and Kirkland, Washington.

What is the settlement achieved for the allegations?

In settlement, Google is asked to pay $2.6 million to 5,500 employees and review its hiring and salary practices. Also, the tech giant is asked to assign $1.25 million for pay adjustments for engineers working in Mountain View, Kirkland, Seattle and New York over the next five years. Also, the unused funds, if any, will be set aside for diversity efforts at Google.

How did Google react to the settlement?

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Google Starts Gaming Series To Kill Boredom

In an attempt to help people having a great time in lockdown, Google will publish games from its Doodle archive for the next two weeks starting April 27. It will be a throwback Doodle series containing some of the best interactive Google Doodle games.

Coding for Carrots

The first game featured on Google is “Coding for Carrot”. It was developed in 2017 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Logo that was the first ever programming language developed for kids. But this game is still very interesting.

It includes developing simple combinations of commands to guide the rabbit to collect carrots. The game has different levels that make it more interesting. Another advantage of this game is that it provides kids an opportunity to learn Scratch, a kid-oriented programming language. In other words, they can learn the programming language while playing the game.

Popular Google Doodle games

People will remember that some of the most popular Doodle games had multiplayer support. For example, take Loteria that is a Mexican bingo-like game. It allows multiplayer gaming with friends or with random players available online. Google is selecting games for the … Read the rest

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Google’s Earth Day Doodle Is Dedicated To Bees

Today is Earth Day. It is celebrated every on 22 April and it started in the year 1970. Since then, it has become an annual event. This year, the world is celebrating 50th Earth Day. And this year, the Earth Day is given the theme “Climate Action”.

Earth Day celebrations

It called Prithvi Diwas in Hindi and Earth Day in English. And it started as a movement on April 22, 1969. The man behind the movement was Julian Konig. Taking inspiration from his movement, the world started celebrating the Earth Day from April 22, 1970.

Google Doodle for Earth Day

Google launched a Doodle on the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day. The important thing on the Earth Day Doodle is that it is dedicated to the smallest and the most useful creature of the world, bees. To tell the value of bees, the Doodle comes with a “Play Button” to start a small video that describes the life of a bee.

Google Doodle video on bees

The video gives details about how bees contribute to the two-third of the world’s crops through pollination. Also, approximately 85% of the world’s … Read the rest

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Google Closes Its “Thank You” Series Of Doodles With Honoring Coronavirus Helpers

In the series to honor those at the frontline against the battle with COVID-19, Google releases a Doodle honoring all the people across the globe that are helping in going the world as a community in COVID-19 times.

Google’s Doodle for helpers

The illustration shows helpers from different sectors including farming, food service, grocery divisions, healthcare and researcher fields coming together and working to make the society corona free. The Google India shared the Doodle with a tweet that the best way to thank to all those on the front lines was by staying at home. Together, the world would move past this.

Google’s “Thank You” series

Today’s Doodle for coronavirus helpers is the second in the “Thank You” series of Google. On Monday, Google honored teachers that are helping students with their online studies. Also, Google said on Monday that it would continue the “Thank You” series for the coming weeks.

The series started on April 6 with thanking of health workers and the scientific community that are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19. Google said that it was starting a series to recognize the efforts of … Read the rest

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Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Lost Her $50 Million Lawsuit Against Google

A federal judge dismissed the $50 million lawsuit filed by Representative Tulsi Gabbard against the tech giant Google. She is a Democratic presidential candidate.

Tulsi Gabbard’s accusation on Google

Google briefly suspended her advertising account last year be she took this action to be an infringement on her free speech and filed a lawsuit on the tech giant. But the judge, Stephen V. Wilson of the US District Court for the Central District California said that Gabbard campaign had failed to prove the accusation.

The judgement was in favour of Google

The judge said that the First Amendment clause that prohibited the government from curbing free speech applied to Google as a private company. He said that it wasn’t proved how Google’s regulation of its own platform was equivalent to a government regulation of an election. But Ms. Gabbard argued that Google assumed the traditional role of government by regulating political ads on its platform and therefore subject to the First Amendment.

Campaign suspended

On June 27 and 28 last year, Google suspended her advertising account for a period of six hours. But it followed … Read the rest

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Scots Scientist Mary Somerville Inspires Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle is attributed to Scots scientist Mary Somerville, who was a great mathematician, astronomer and geographer. The illustration of one of the greatest intellectual writers of the 19th century would appear on Google for 24 hours.

Google wants to commemorate her contribution to science but it isn’t the first time that Mary Somerville is recognized for her work. A few years ago, her illustration appeared on the new Royal Bank of Scotland £10 note.

Mary Somerville life and achievements

Born in 1780 in Jedburgh, she was a good learned from her childhood. But her parents discouraged her from studying because they thought that study would kill her. Mary Somerville had a sister who died due to some illness but her parents blamed the death of Mary’s sister on studies.

Fighting against all odds, Mary Somerville continued her study. Her greatest contribution was a detailed study of the solar system where she noticed Neptune as a small wobble in the orbit of Uranus. Following the study, she was made a proud member of the Royal Astronomical Society jointly with Caroline Herschel.

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