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This young ‘Roadies’ is creating equal job opportunities for India’s LGBTQ+ community

There are no official demographics for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population in India, but government data from 2012 suggests that around 2.5 million people in India are homosexual. These figures are only based on individuals who have spoken up about belonging to the community to the Ministry of Health. Ankita Mehra Despite the 2018 landmark judgement of the ... Read More »

Facebook’s plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

Facebook’s effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn’t have a specific answer as to when the transparency move might be ready. A spokesperson would only say that Facebook will “begin [labelling] soon,” and that there would be a gradual ... Read More »

Is Facebook’s billion-dollar housing pledge enough?

San Francisco has the highest salaries in the world, thanks to big tech companies like Salesforce, Facebook, and Google. But those outside the tech sector are struggling. Many people have been forced to move far outside of city limits, enduring one-way 90-minute commutes as a result. In an effort to fix this problem, Facebook announced yesterday that it would give $1 billion to help ... Read More »

‘This Is Us’ cast takes in the merriment at Entertainment Weekly’s Emmys party

Cameras flashed as Mandy Moore met up with three of her TV children from “This Is Us” — Parker Bates, Niles Fitch and Mackenzie Hancsicsak — after making her way into Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood for Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmys soiree. Not only is Moore one of the show’s seven actors nominated for Emmys — in her case, as lead actress ... Read More »

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

Here’s why the demand for diversity is driving digital marketing success

American society isn’t just more diverse than it’s ever been – that diversity is now highly visible. More than ever, consumers are demanding marketing that pays attention to representation and shows the American public as it is: A huge and varied spectrum of races, bodies, genders and socioeconomic classes. It’s understandable that some companies are struggling with these new standards – after all, things ... Read More »

Amazon is turning advertising into its next huge business — here’s how

If you were browsing Amazon in search of deals for Prime Day, you undoubtedly came across a lot of ads. That’s because Amazon has a trove of information about buying habits that makes it a valuable place for advertisers. Think about it: Amazon knows the last time you bought toothpaste on the site and which brand you typically like to buy. Advertisers ... Read More »

$11 million: What Google is paying to settle job seekers’ age-bias claims

Google agreed to pay $11 million to end a lawsuit accusing the internet giant of discriminating against older job applicants, a deal that amounts to an average payout of more than $35,000 for 227 people who joined the class action. The settlement also calls for the Alphabet Inc. unit to train employees and managers about age bias, to create a committee ... Read More »

Channelising social chatter: What is the potential of social media listening and analytics?

Social media listening is beyond customer service; it is direct feedback on the brand, product and customer satisfaction. By Raman Mittal Every brand has a customer base on social media, which means there will always be conversations around the brand. And if brands don’t measure these conversations, they are missing out on a big chunk of insights that could be ... Read More »

Trump’s Job Growth Is The Lowest Since He Took Office

The U.S. Department of Labor announced May’s employment report and it was not pretty. Expectations had been running for job growth in the 175,000 to 180,000 range. The reported number for May was 75,000 but combined with downward revisions for March (down 36,000) and April (down 39,000) the net change was 0. The underlying economy is weaker than perceived when you look at ... Read More »