Google engineers help Normative to build carbon emissions tracker

Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images Around a dozen Google engineers are helping Swedish start-up Normative to build a new carbon emissions tracker. The emission counting software is designed to help businesses calculate their environmental footprint. It does this by analyzing all the transactions in a company’s accounting systems, including energy bills, business travel, raw material […]

Will DC regulate after child safety concerns

Frances Haugen, Facebook whistle-blower, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images You may have heard this one before: lawmakers are outraged at a tech company, calling for its CEO to testify and promising, finally, to rein […]

Google updates Maps, Search, Shopping, Nest for sustainability

As of Wednesday, Google Maps eco-friendly routing is live in the U.S. Photo courtesy Google On Wednesday, Google launched a suite of changes to many of its core products to help consumers make sustainable choices more easily. “Today, climate change is more than a threat,” Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, […]

Former Safeway CEO says Theranos delays raised red flags

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes arrives for a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, July 17, 2019. Stephen Lam | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Former Safeway CEO Steve Burd on Wednesday testified in the Elizabeth Holmes criminal fraud trial, saying repeated delays with Theranos’ blood-testing machine raised red flags about his […]

Amazon’s video site breached, exposing future product plans

An attendee watches a live demonstration of Link Kit’s Snow World online game displayed in a Twitch Interactive’s streaming video service. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon’s video streaming service Twitch was hacked Wednesday in a breach that included details on payments to content creators and an unreleased product from Amazon Game Studios. […]

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the company could treat workers better

Andy Jassy, CEO Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California, October 25, 2016. Mike Blake | Reuters Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said Tuesday the company could do more to treat employees better and acknowledged one of its approaches to worker safety during the coronavirus pandemic fell short. “I think […]