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BlackBerry lays off 200 ppl in Canada, Florida.
The layoffs announced Friday will reportedly reduce the company’s efforts with the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
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From June to December, Slack hired all of about 3 black people. At the same time, they hired more than 60 women.

At those numbers, women represented about half of new hires while black people made up all of 2.5 percent.
Slack hired more than 60 women in the last half of 2015 but only about three African-Americans.
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Wanna buy Yahoo's core businesses? Here's the price range you'd be looking at.
Though Wall Street values the Internet giant at virtually nothing, the business would likely fetch at least $4 billion in a sale.
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Will the Groundhog see its shadow? Will Marissa Mayer have a plan for Yahoo? Find out tomorrow!
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will reportedly announce plans to cut 15 percent of her workforce.
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This year I want my diversity coverage to focus on real, firm strategies tech companies are employing to bring more women and minorities to their ranks.

One of the first strategies I've come across is a new type of internship program that targets women who've left the tech industry and want to come back. PayPal, IBM and Intel are among the first big tech companies to try this strategy out, but diversity experts are hoping it's a trend that will catch on.

Here's what's up:
Silicon Valley — where women hold just 33 percent of jobs — is looking at programs to lure women who have left back into the workforce.
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Apple's car project hits a speed bump.
Steve Zadesky's departure is not related to his performance, sources told the Wall Street Journal.
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Rising costs and worse-than-expected forecasts plummet LinkedIn's stock price.
Shares of the business-oriented social network plunged Thursday after it reported that expenses grew by 39 percent year-to-year.
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“A simplified Yahoo will yield better focus, execution and ultimately better shareholder value,” Marissa Mayer said.
The internet company beat revenue estimates for 2015, but confirmed it plans to slash jobs and shutter business units.
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Google's other bets "brought in $448 million in revenue in 2015, up 37 percent year-to-year. But while revenue growth is strong, so are the operating losses, which came in $3.6 billion for the year. That's up more than 89 percent compared to 2014."
Alphabet's "other bets," such as Google's self-driving car, showed yearly revenue growth of 37 percent but significant losses.
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Despite a 2 percentage point drop in its representation of women and despite employing just 30 black people in a 1,500-person company, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said:

"I wouldn't give us any awards," but "we are happy about the trajectory."
The cloud-storage company saw a 2 percentage point drop in its representation of women in 2015.
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If tech wants more minorities and women, why not let them work in places that are welcoming to them?
A black ex-Googler says the company needs to offer more jobs in cities like Atlanta to recruit more diverse candidates.
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“Behind closed doors, there are engineering managers who feel that hiring diverse engineers means lowering the bar, and that’s just not the case,” CodePath's Michael Ellison said. “We want to demonstrate that Silicon Valley companies don’t need to lower their bar to hire more diverse engineers. We actually think it’ll raise their engineering standards.”

My latest for the International Business Times​.
Companies like Facebook, Uber and Apple are partnering with CodePath to find diverse college software engineers.
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  • International Business Times
    Silicon Valley Correspondent, 2014 - present
  • Downtown Devil
    Publisher and Owner, 2012 - present
  • Los Angeles Times
    Tech Reporter, 2012 - 2014
  • Downtown Devil
    Co-Founder and Managing Editor, 2009 - 2012
  • The New York Times
    Phoenix Bureau Intern, 2011 - 2011
  • Los Angeles Times
    Business Reporter, 2011 - 2011
  • ASU State Press
    Part-time Reporter, Business Reporter, 2008 - 2009
  • Arizona Capitol Times
    Intern Reporter, 2009 - 2009
  • Indo American News
    Intern, 2008 - 2008
  • Sports 620 KTAR
    Digital Media Intern, 2009 - 2009
  • Houston Community Newspapers
    Intern Sports Reporter, 2009 - 2009
  • Houston Chronicle
    Business Reporter, 2010 - 2010
  • The New York Times
    Phoenix Bureau Intern Reporter, 2011 - 2011
  • Arizona Republic
    Breaking News Reporter, 2010 - 2010
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San Francisco, CA
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Phoenix, AZ - Houston, TX - Mexico City, Mexico - Washington, D.C. - Los Angeles, CA
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Introduction
Salvador Rodriguez is the Silicon Valley Correspondent for the International Business Times. He previously covered technology for the Los Angeles Times and has interned for the New York Times in Arizona, the Houston Chronicle and the Arizona Republic. 

In technology, he has covered Apple, Facebook, Google and many other companies. Salvador has written blogs, dailies, enterprise stories, features and gadget reviews. He's also a social media fiend. 

Salvador is a graduate of Arizona State University, and one of the co-founders and publishers of the school's independent online newspaper, the Downtown Devil. 

Besides being a tech geek, Salvador is a music nut and a football fanatic. 
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Can name all the Super Bowl winners in a row from memory
Education
  • Arizona State University
    BA and MMC in Journalism and Mass Communications, 2008 - 2012
  • Cypress Ridge High School
    2004 - 2008
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April 26
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