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At Bird, the Word Is Not Bird: It's Layoffs At Bird, the Word Is Not Bird: It's Layoffs

Folks, it’s been a rough month for electric scooter startups.

The Great Final Battle Over Your Juul Has Begun The Great Final Battle Over Your Juul Has Begun

Despite the announcement of Scott Gottlieb’s sudden resignation from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, the FDA commissioner said he remains confident that tighter regulation of the e-cigarette and tobacco industries following his departure will continue. And that means Juul isn’t off the hook just…

DoorDash Has Been Confusing Its Workers About Payments for Nearly Two Years DoorDash Has Been Confusing Its Workers About Payments for Nearly Two Years

This week, in a letter addressing individual workers of the food delivery service DoorDash, the company’s co-founder and CEO Tony Xu appeared to finally face brewing tension over the startup’s tipping model. In the letter, Xu said the company would be organizing surveys and roundtables with its delivery workers,…

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million Verdict Over Its Talc Products

A woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder were linked to her mesothelioma was awarded millions by a jury in California, Reuters reported Wednesday. The verdict follows a nine-week trial that began shortly after the start of the year.

Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism Twitter CEO's Newest Podcast Bud Is a Guy Who Claims Vaccines Cause Autism

Man, it would be great if tech CEOs would maybe not appear as guests for podcasts during which they smoke blunts or engage in casual conversation with anti-vaxxers. And yet here we are.

Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Last week was Garbage Week here at Gizmodo, meaning we brought our readers stories specifically focused on waste (and not the figurative kind—though in the year of our Lord 2019, such a series would certainly track). In exploring all things trash, we dug into the way in which our recycling systems are broken. We…

Bill Nye Turned Up at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Talk at SXSW and Dug Into Climate Change Bill Nye Turned Up at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Talk at SXSW and Dug Into Climate Change

When attendees packed into a ballroom at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW to see a featured speaker event with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Intercept’s Senior Politics Editor Briahna Gray, surely they could not have anticipated that one of the night’s standout moments would come courtesy of…

157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport 157 Killed in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Crash Near Bole International Airport

Ethiopian Airlines said Sunday that 149 passengers and 8 crew are dead following a crash near Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode? If You Must Use Slack on Your Phone, Why Not Do It in Dark Mode?

For those of us attached to our phones or laptops during all hours of the day, Dark Mode offers a welcome alternative to the searing whiteness that usually greets our eyeballs. It’s the default pretty much everywhere: from documents to search engines and everywhere in between, including Slack.

Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan Health Officials Warn New Yorkers to Vaccinate Their Pets as Rabid Raccoons Appear in Manhattan

The Big Apple is staring down a problem it hasn’t seen in roughly eight years: rabid raccoons in Manhattan.

A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades A Single Person Infected 21 Others With Measles Amid New York's Worst Outbreak in Decades

Amid two ongoing measles outbreaks on both sides of the United States, New York City health officials say an unvaccinated student who was permitted to attend school was linked to 21 other cases of the virus. Dozens of people have been infected since last fall in the city’s ongoing outbreak, one of particular magnitude.

Tesla Investors Are Suing Over Elon Musk's Bad Tweets Tesla Investors Are Suing Over Elon Musk's Bad Tweets

At what point is it time to just log the hell off?

CDC Preparing Report on E-Scooter Injuries Amid Claims of People Getting Seriously Hurt CDC Preparing Report on E-Scooter Injuries Amid Claims of People Getting Seriously Hurt

Love ’em or hate ’em—and many, many do—e-scooters are taking cities across the globe by storm. But amid ongoing reports that people are seriously messing themselves up on these things, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided last year to take a closer look at why this is happening.

Airbnb Gobbles Up Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonight Airbnb Gobbles Up Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonight

A little more than a month after the Wall Street Journal reported that Airbnb was in talks to buy HotelTonight, the two have sealed the deal on an acquisition.

Facebook Messenger Bug Exposed Who You Were Chatting With Facebook Messenger Bug Exposed Who You Were Chatting With

As Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy parade carries on, a researcher has revealed his findings of a since-patched Facebook vulnerability in Messenger that could potentially expose information about who users had been communicating with.

Huawei Announces Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Ban on Use of Its Products Huawei Announces Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Over Ban on Use of Its Products

Following a report from the New York Times earlier this week that such a move was imminent, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has announced that it is suing the United States government for restricting federal agencies from using its products as it continues to hit back against claims that it poses a national…

Snap Reportedly Settled With Multiple Female Employees Who Said Layoffs Targeted Women Snap Reportedly Settled With Multiple Female Employees Who Said Layoffs Targeted Women

Two cost-cutting rounds of layoffs affected hundreds of Snap employees last year beginning in March. While the company, which owns Snapchat, maintains that the majority of these employees were men, a greater number of employees across some teams who worked directly with the company’s top brass and were laid off were…

Researcher Who Found macOS Keychain Exploit Shares Details With Apple, Despite No Bounty Researcher Who Found macOS Keychain Exploit Shares Details With Apple, Despite No Bounty

After a Germany-based security researcher last month claimed to have identified a macOS security workaround to access passwords and user information stored in Keychain, he says he’s reversed his position on sharing that information with Apple, 9to5Mac reported Wednesday.

Days After Announcing Presidential Bid, Jay Inslee Stresses the 'Enormous Costs' of Climate Change Days After Announcing Presidential Bid, Jay Inslee Stresses the 'Enormous Costs' of Climate Change

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee announced he’s running for president mere days ago, and he’s already going hard on the primary focus of his campaign: climate change.

Google Reportedly Won't Remove Saudi Government App That Allows Men to Track Women Google Reportedly Won't Remove Saudi Government App That Allows Men to Track Women

Despite outcry from human rights groups and politicians, Google will reportedly keep a controversial Saudi government app in its Google Play store, Business Insider reported Saturday. Among other functions, the app allows Saudi men to track and restrict the travel of women and dependents.

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