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'Hurricane' Carter murder trials saga revisited in BBC podcast

BBC takes a look back at the Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter case, involving the boxer accused with John Artis of a 1966 triple murder in a New Jersey bar.            [Author: North Jersey Record]
Tags: News, Bbc, New Jersey, Carter, Rubin, North Jersey Record, John Artis


Shareholders sue Google execs over handling of Andy Rubin sexual harassment claims

When Android founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014, the departure was unexpected, if not shrouded in mystery. A few years later, a New York Times expose revealed that Rubin was essentially forced out of the search giant due to a handful of sexual misconduct claims from other Google employees. In ousting Rubin, Google paid the famed engineer a whopping $90 million when it could have simply fired him outright. Naturally, when the story surfaced, Google received an avalanche of criticism for not ...
Tags: Google, News, Washington, New York Times, Times, Sundar Pichai, San Francisco Chronicle, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Google Rubin, Rubin Google


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives. The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation. Rubin denies wrongdoing.  Amazon is reportedly building a Netflix-like service for video games. Amazon's competition at Microsoft and Google are alrea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Microsoft, US, Samsung, Trends, Ukraine, Netflix, Sony, Peter Thiel, Amazon Web Services, Alexa, Unity, Rubin, Amazon Alexa


Google board sued for $90 million payout to Andy Rubin amid sexual abuse probe

“While at Google, Rubin is also alleged to have engaged in human sex trafficking -- paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to women to be, in Rubin’s own words, ‘owned’ by him.” The Board of Directors of Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, has been sued by shareholders for okaying that $90 million exit payment to Andy Rubin, the Android mobile software superstar developer, while actively covering up abuse committed by him and other executives. Rubin was credibly accused of violently se...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Alphabet


Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts

Months after an earth-shattering New York Times investigation exposed Google parent company Alphabet’s $90 million payout to Android co-founder Andy Rubin, despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, a Google shareholder is suing the company. James Martin filed suit in the  San Mateo Superior Court Thursday morning, alleging the company’s leaders deployed massive allowances to poor-behaving executives to cover up harassment scandals. Both Rubin and Google’s former head of s...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Lawsuit, Tech, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Sexual Harassment, James Martin, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, John Doerr, Ram Shriram


Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's board of directors are being sued over allegations of covering up company executives accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.  The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation into his behavior. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be cred...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Times, Alphabet, San Francisco City, Rubin, Brin, Andy Rubin, Google s Board


Board Sued Over Google’s Exit Package for Accused Executive

A shareholder lawsuit claims the directors of Google’s parent company approved a payout for Andy Rubin, who was accused of sexual harassment, in order to “keep the matter quiet.”
Tags: Google, News, Sexual Harassment, Page, Drummond, Larry, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Singhal, Rubin, Sergey, Brin, Andy Rubin, Boards of Directors, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Amit (1968-


Google Board Sued for Hushing Claims of Executive Misconduct

The complaint targeted the company’s top executives and committee members, including co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, venture capitalist John Doerr, investor Ram Shriram and Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, among others. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be credible,” according to one complaint filed Thursday in California state court.
Tags: Science, California, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Rubin, David Drummond


Google Board Sued for Hushing Misconduct Claims About Rubin

The investor claims the Google parent’s board failed in its duties by allowing the harassment to occur and covering up Rubin’s behavior, as did the company’s top executives and committee members, including co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, venture capitalist John Doerr, investor Ram Shriram and Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, among others. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sex...
Tags: Google, Science, California, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Rubin, David Drummond, Google Board


Svoboda Capital promotes Rubin to principal

Svoboda Capital Partners LLC has promoted David Rubin to principal. Rubin joined the firm as a vice president in 2015. PRESS RELEASE Chicago, IL – January 3, 2019 – Svoboda Capital Partners LLC (“SC”) is pleased to announce the promotion of David Rubin to Principal. David joined the SC team as a Vice President in 2015. In addition to evaluating investment opportunities, leading due-diligence efforts and structuring and negotiating transactions, David has become instrumental in helping manage SC ...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, David, Sc, Chicago Il, George Washington University, Rubin, Minneapolis Minnesota, Kellogg School of Management, David Rubín, Harris Williams Co, Investment Banking Analyst, John Svoboda, Svoboda Capital, Sonoma Creamery


"Trump tried to play a normal president on television. The result was very strange."

Ha. I'm reading Washington Post columns this morning, drawn or repelled by headlines. I was repelled by "Trump’s nothingburger speech." That's Jennifer Rubin, who I guess, was expecting Trump to do something drastic and planning to rage about it, then stuck with normal, and much less to chomp on. She wanted a red-meat Trumpburger.I'm more attracted to "Trump tried to play a normal president on television. The result was very strange." That also, obviously, aims to make something of normal, but s...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Masks, Trump, Normal, WaPo, Rubin, Alyssa Rosenberg, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trump rhetoric, Trump derangement syndrome, nice Trump


Ars Technica's 2019 'Deathwatch' List Includes Essential and 'Facebook Management'

The editors of Ars Technica have announced their annual "Deathwatch" list, identifying "companies, tech, and trends least likely to succeed in 2019." An anonymous reader quotes their report: The past year has been an absolute freefall for Essential.... The market was ultimately not impressed with the Essential phone, and the fire sales started almost immediately. Only two months after launch, the phone got a permanent $200 price drop, to $499. November saw deals as low as $399. Eventually, the $...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, Aol, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rubin, Facebook Management


KTLA anchor Chris Burrous mourned on Saturday morning newscast

Saturday’s KTLA morning newscast marked the first weekend without Chris Burrous and was dedicated to his memory as his tearful co-anchors shared clips and memories. At 8:38 a.m., when Burrous would usually lead the team in a stretch during his weekend newscasts, the news team paused Saturday for a memorial moment. The broadcast went silent while black-clad team members quietly wept for their cohort. Saturday’s newscast was filled with tributes to Burrous, admired for his spontaneity, his sense o...
Tags: TV, News, New York City, Angels, Uncategorized, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, San Jose, New York Daily News, Chris, Southern California, San Bernardino


KTLA anchor Chris Burrous dead at 43

GLENDALE – KTLA-TV Channel 5 weekend anchor Chris Burrous was found unconscious in a motel room in Glendale this afternoon and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police received a call about 1:15 p.m. from a man who said a man he was with at the Days Inn, located at 450 Pioneer Drive, had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department. Glendale firefighters responded to the scene and found Burrous, 43, down inside a room and not breat...
Tags: News, New York City, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Obituaries, San Jose, Isabella, New York Daily News, Chris, Southern California, San Bernardino, Bakersfield


KTLA anchor Chris Burrous found dead at 43

GLENDALE – KTLA-TV Channel 5 weekend anchor Chris Burrous was found unconscious in a motel room in Glendale this afternoon and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police received a call about 1:15 p.m. from a man who said a man he was with at the Days Inn, located at 450 Pioneer Drive, had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department. Glendale firefighters responded to the scene and found Burrous, 43, down inside a room and not breat...
Tags: News, New York City, Angels, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Obituaries, San Jose, Isabella, New York Daily News, Chris, Southern California, San Bernardino


Top Patreon creators, of the 'Intellectual Dark Web,' say they’re launching an alternate crowdfunding platform not 'susceptible to arbitrary censorship'

Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor who frequently rails against political correctness on YouTube, says that he's planning to launch an alternative to crowdfunding platform Patreon before Christmas. The announcement comes as Patreon has been losing users and patrons following the banning of a high-profile YouTuber belonging to the "Intellectual Dark Web." Peterson and those in his circle have seen subscriber losses between 10% and 20%. Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor who has built a ...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, New York Times, Patreon, Pittsburgh, HARRIS, Benjamin, Peterson, Rubin, Milo Yiannopoulos, Sam Harris, Gavin McInnes, Sargon, White Nationalist, Akkad, Yiannopoulos


Short Stories: The 12 Best Collections of 2018

None This year, 2018, has been among the best in recent times for short story collections, especially by women writers and writers of color (for example: these five 2018 debut collections from Short Stories: American writers of South Asian origin.) Subjective and incomplete as lists like this one may be, they do show that there's a widely growing range of short story types and genres being published and that collections are getting a lot more respect and attention than ever before. Long may th...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Mexico, America, Williams, Short Stories, Jamaica, Haruki Murakami, Kafka, New Yorker, Janelle Monae, Joyce Carol Oates, Gabriel García Márquez, Marlon James, Helen


Essential acquires email startup CloudMagic

Andy Rubin’s Essential has acquired CloudMagic, makers of the Newton email app, for an undisclosed sum. The news, first reported this morning, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch. An Essential spokesperson offered the following admittedly open ended statement, “We are always on the lookout for companies with great technology and talent to help accelerate our product roadmap.”  What precisely that roadmap looks like is anyone’s guess. CloudMagic The shuttered its premium email offering in...
Tags: Google, Apps, Tech, New York Times, Newton, Cloudmagic, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Essential


U.S. nixed FBI checks on staff at growing migrant teen detention camp

By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA TORNILLO, Texas — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded faci...
Tags: Health, New York, Hollywood, Texas, News, Justice, Mexico, Stanford, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States


HHS IG: Trump Admin Nixed FBI Checks For Staff At Migrant Children Camp

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding thousands of teenagers — and it shows every sign of becoming more permanent. By Tuesday, 2,324 largely Central American boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were sleeping inside the highly guarded facility in rows of bunk beds in ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Texas, News, Justice, Mexico, Stanford, Ap, Fbi, Pennsylvania, United States, San Diego, Michigan, Associated Press, Catholic, Honduras


Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Nov. 24-Dec. 1

    Shabbat Service-in-the-Round meditative service on Nov. 30 at Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Find a spiritual experience this week at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of this week’s services and special events.   A Blast from the Past: Pastor Jim Bell explains the message, 6 p.m. Nov. 24. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.wvcch.org Beyond Our Pla...
Tags: La, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Hanukkah, Westfield, John, Local News, Porter Ranch, Dec, Craig Peterson, San Fernando Valley, Rubin, Sherman Oaks, American Jewish University, High Desert School


Google Walkouts

One of the early cases of sexual harassment that I remember reading about is that of Phaneesh Murthy in 2002. When I joined Infosys in 2003 it was hot topic. There were discussions about how Infosys fired him; unhappiness about the compensation Infosys had to pay etc. I was mostly disgusted by the fact that he got hired by iGate and how much of Infosys’s internal system had failed. A decade later he got sacked by the iGate for similar reasons. In 2014, Andy Rubin, Android Creator, got hero’s ex...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Life, India, US, San Francisco, Larry Page, Infosys, Thoughts, Andy, Rubin, Kara Swisher, Andy Rubin, Phaneesh Murthy, IT-Industry


A Googler vividly described the 'disastrous' leadership meeting that sparked a giant protest over sexual misconduct

The Google Walkout organizers told Recode's Kara Swisher about the "disastrous" internal meeting which sparked the mass protest over sexual harassment. The so-called TGIF meetings are hosted by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, where any employee can ask any question. YouTube exec Claire Stapleton said management's "dismissive" approach to questions about a New York Times exposé on sexual misconduct at Google was a turning point. "It was a very awkward, hollow, somewhat disastrous TG...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Larry, Rubin, Sergey, Stapleton, Kara Swisher, Recode, Andy Rubin, Amr Gaber, Claire Stapleton


Yale Law School Alum And Author Gretchen Rubin On Mental Health, Clerking For Sandra Day O’Connor, And Our Highest Aims

Through her research and scholarship, Rubin has emerged as one of the most interesting commentators on happiness.
Tags: Law, Happiness, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Gretchen Rubin, Rubin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Yale Law School, Renwei Chung


Airbnb ends forced arbitration days after Google, Facebook did the same

The Google employee walkout on Nov. 1 is leaving a lasting impact on the tech industry. In the immediate aftermath of the walkout, which saw thousands of Googlers across the globe protest the company’s mishandling of sexual harassment and misconduct claims, the search giant said it would put an end to its policy of forced arbitration for employees claiming workplace harassment. Facebook followed suit, announcing the next day that it would allow its employees to pursue claims of sexual harassm...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Ebay, Tech, Diversity, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Jim Crow, Google Facebook, Rubin, Andy Rubin, BuzzFeed Pinterest Oath Twitter Reddit


Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout

A week after 20,000 employees around the globe staged a walkout over the handling of sexual harassment and assault cases, Google said it was altering some of its policies.
Tags: Google, News, Sexual Harassment, Pichai, Google Inc, Rubin, Workplace Environment, Sundar, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Andrew E (1962-, MeToo Movement


Google, After Employee Walkout, Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy

A week after 20,000 employees around the globe staged a walkout over the handling of sexual harassment and assault cases, Google said it was altering some of its policies.
Tags: Google, News, Sexual Harassment, Pichai, Google Inc, Rubin, Workplace Environment, Sundar, Workplace Hazards and Violations, Andrew E (1962-, MeToo Movement


It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google's parent company, needs new leadership (GOOGL, GOOG)

It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet needs new leadership. The recent scandals and controversies and scandals at the company, most notably over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, have highlighted the shortcomings of its top leaders. CEO Larry Page, for example, hasn't made a public appearance in years. Behind the scenes, though, he and other top leaders have been enabling bad behavior among high-level employees, by all reports.  They've also repeatedly chosen expediency ove...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, New York, Senate, China, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Larry Page, New York Times, European Commission, Mountain View, Times, Gizmodo


Almost 17,000 Googlers walked out to protest of sexual misconduct at the company

Googlers all over the world walked out en masse on Thursday in protest of the company's record on sexual misconduct. The protest followed a bombshell article in the New York Times that detailed sexual misconduct allegations against senior executives, specifically against Android creator Andy Rubin, though he has denied the claims. The organisers behind the protest said that nearly 17,000 Google employees took part in the walkout, and they aren't done counting yet. Thousands of Google staff ar...
Tags: Google, London, California, Wikipedia, Singapore, US, Trends, New York Times, Mountain View, Donald Trump, Jimmy Wales, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Katie Couric, Rubin, Andy Rubin


Google's famous Googleplex headquarters was the epicenter for its worldwide walkout over gender discrimination — here's what it was like on the scene (GOOGL, GOOG)

Hundreds of Google employees took part in a walkout at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters Thursday to protest sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Protestors shouted things such as, "time's up!" and "enough is enough." Organizers have issued a list of demands, including that the company put together and share with the public a report about sexual harassment inside its offices. Organizers said they felt company management heard their complaints, but urged Google brass ...
Tags: Google, California, Time, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Organizers, Rubin, Mountain View California, Troy Wolverton, Andy Rubin, New York Google, Googler, Googley