In our weekly tech news quiz, Silicon Valley turns its attention to wearables, the election, and some infighting.
Posted on September 30, 2016, at 4:25 p.m. ET
Dubbed Spectacles, the sunglasses will feature a built in camera that can record 10-second video clips.
Palantir CEO Alex Karp
Asian American applicants faced unfair practices, the Department of Labor alleges.
Asian applicants made up 85% of the pool for an engineer position, but less than half of those were hired, something the Labor Department said would happen 1 in 3.4 million times by chance.
Trump has long accused outside forces of rigging the election, and this week he said that Google had been "suppressing the bad news about Hillary Clinton." This is intriguing, considering Trump essentially asked Russia to hack Clinton's emails — a comment that he later said was an attempt at sarcasm.
People thought it was Russia.
But that didn't turn out to be true. The rumors that Russian hackers created and promoted the hashtag couldn't be substantiated.
Gusto and Zenefits
From BuzzFeed News: "At a press briefing in a private dining room of an upscale San Francisco lunch spot, [the CEO of Gusto] slung mud at Zenefits, his most prominent — and most prominently troubled — rival. He had just been telling the reporters about Gusto’s new product, a Zenefits-like human resources software system. With Zenefits expected to unveil its own product upgrade next month — dubbed Z2 — Reeves seemed keen to ensure his rival’s past missteps wouldn’t be forgotten."
They're all about software and security now.
As Blackberry's sales decline in the face of more popular smartphones, the company is refocusing in hopes of not going under.
Blake Montgomery is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.
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