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Infographic: Tech companies setting new standard for parental leave

TweetMother Jones just posted some pretty startling infographics comparing the U.S. government and tech companies’ parental leave policies. The federal government doesn’t mandate any paid leave for new moms and dads, but corporations like Facebook, Instagram, and reddit are setting a new standard by offering all employees, regardless of gender, 17 weeks with their new [...]
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Yahoo names Google executive Marissa Mayer as new CEO

TweetYahoo made a major announcement yesterday, naming Google executive Marissa Mayer as their new president and CEO.  Mayer – Yahoo’s fifth CEO in as many years – is one of the most well known women in tech and business and the move came as a huge surprise even though she has a stellar reputation in [...]
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Google+ Update: “Gender” will include privacy option

TweetAs an update to Jos’ post yesterday on Google+’s gender problem, it looks like they’re changing the settings to allow you to make your gender private: I’ll admit it does irk me that the decision behind it is expressed as one of privacy or concerning different languages rather than one of identity — not to [...]
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What We Missed

TweetFive bills that New York has voted on during the marriage equality vote delay. Also, why Bloomberg may be to blame if it doesn’t pass. Why can Google openly celebrate Pac-Man’s anniversary with their “doodles” but not for Pride Month? New proposed legislation would make it illegal for teens to cross state lines for an [...]
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Tweet How ’bout that: The word “abortion” is googled the most in conservative areas and areas where abortion is restricted. Pennsylvania has changed its policy so that trans folks can change their driver’s licenses to appropriately reflect their gender. Woot! Charming: The Family Research Council has released a new ad attacking “Harry Reid and homosexual [...]
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