Big Tech Is Getting Clobbered on Wall Street. It’s a Good Time for Them.

Flush with cash, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google are positioned to emerge from a downturn stronger and more powerful. As usual.

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Cisco and Splunk Have Discussed Acquisition Deal

No deal is currently on the table, according to two people familiar with the talks, but Cisco could pay more than $20 billion, one said.

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Business Leaders Struggle With Endless Upheaval

C.E.O.s are trained to “shoot, move and communicate.” But the pandemic has called on them to rewrite the leadership playbook.

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Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back

Critics said the pandemic would make the industry flee San Francisco and its southern neighbor, Silicon Valley. But tech can’t seem to quit its gravitational center.

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Why Is Caste Inequality Still Legal in America?

This discrimination is real, and federal law should reflect that.

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Pig Couch on Craigslist: The Full Story

We did find out where it is, though.

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The Specter of Caste in Silicon Valley

Indian immigrants from Dalit backgrounds are rising up against caste discrimination at their workplaces in the United States.

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When the Office Is Like a Biohazard Lab

“If people have to stay six feet apart and have to wear masks, why are we bringing them back?”

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Zoom’s Biggest Rivals Are Coming for It

Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.

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