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Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it?s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian.
Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group.
Time Warner Cable refused to pay an outstanding $10 million franchise bill to the city of Los Angeles, and then recently countersued LA claiming that instead the city should refund TW subscribers.
Apple, Google and other defendants in a Silicon Valley, wage-fixing, class action lawsuit offered workers one-tenth of the lost wages as a settlement bid. But not all the workers are pleased.
"From New York to Illinois, Comcast... has maintained a powerful, experienced army of local lobbyists and trade groups," Politico said recently.
A multistate taskforce, plus several individual states, are joining the DOJ and the FCC in reviewing Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner.
Last week, the city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging that Time Warner Cable, Inc. skipped out on some $10 million in unpaid franchise fees.
Instead of the promised competition and rate drops since deregulation, California residents have seen huge rate increases.
Researchers found that in five critical California areas, 911 emergency calls failed to contain embedded locations.
An LA Times columnist tries to separate the hype from the hope in online college courses.