Google Meet is getting breakout rooms, but only for some education customers to start

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Meet videoconferencing service is getting breakout rooms, but they’ll only be available to G Suite Enterprise for Education customers at first, according to a Google blog post (via 9to5Google). With the feature, teachers and educators will be able to break their classes into smaller groups for things […]Read More

Twitter is fighting election chaos by urging users to quote tweet instead of retweet

Illustration by Alex Castro Twitter announced a slew of temporary changes on Friday aimed at staving off abuse around the November 3rd US presidential election. Tweets that include premature claims of victory will be labeled, tweets intended to incite interference in the election or election results will be subject to removal, and tweets from political […]Read More

Google contractor accused of offshoring jobs in retaliation for union campaign

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google contractors who recently unionized say their jobs are being slowly shipped to Poland. On Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a complaint laying out the allegations against HCL America, an engineering and IT contractor that works with Google in Pittsburgh. Obtained by Motherboard, the complaint […]Read More

2020 is giving us another chance to watch Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai get grilled by Congress

Photo by MANDEL NGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have agreed to testify virtually before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28th, Politico reported Friday evening. Assuming that the hearing is live-streamed in some way, that means you’ll be able to watch some of […]Read More
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