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Inequality in Silicon Valley is getting worse: Wages are down for everyone but the top 10 percent

In America’s tech capital, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

A former WeWork employee is suing the company over alleged sexual assaults fueled by ‘frat-boy culture’

The employee says she was sexually assaulted by fellow employees on two occasions and was fired after reporting it. WeWork denies the allegations.

SoftBank has a lot to worry about if it strikes this deal with WeWork

Here are some of the hazards that could trip up either side over the next few weeks.

SoftBank is betting the Vision Fund on WeWork

About one quarter of the fund could depend on the success of one company.

Is this robot really going to replace a security guard?

Or is it just an expensive office toy?

Bird’s new scooter delivery service could become a clever hack around city regulation

If Bird can’t leave its scooters anywhere, it can deliver a scooter to your home or office.

Half of U.S. Uber drivers make less than $10 an hour after vehicle expenses, according to a new study

They would make more at an Amazon warehouse.

Amazon will raise its minimum wage to $15 for all 350,000 U.S. workers

The move comes in the wake of mounting criticism of the company’s treatment of warehouse workers.

California is officially the first state that will try to require companies like Apple, Facebook and Alphabet to add more women to their boards

Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law today, but it could face legal challenges from companies.

AI-produced artwork is moving from the fringes into the high art world

But is it replacing or just supplementing artists’ capacity for creative expression?

If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’

"AI Superpowers" author and former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee predicts that medicine will undergo radical changes in the next few decades.

For some underrepresented people in tech, life is getting better. For others, this is the ‘dark timeline.’

Even though Slack’s April Underwood feels like less of an "underdog" recently, she says that’s not true across the board.

Full Q&A: ‘Temp’ author Louis Hyman on Recode Decode

Hyman talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Rani Molla about the gig economy, job automation and why universal basic income isn’t the solution to all our problems.

Silicon Valley has been treating workers ‘miserably’ since the 1970s

"Temp" author Louis Hyman says the tech sector made labor disposable long before the "gig economy" was a thing.

WeWork is one lease away from being the biggest office tenant in Manhattan

Here’s what that means for the city’s office market.

10 charts that sum up 2018 (so far)

News cycles come and go, but data is forever.

WeWork is still growing phenomenally — and losing a lot of money

Revenue growth is accelerating.

How much WeWork is too much WeWork?

Larger tenants can now rent a more private WeWork space with less branding.

WeWork has closed a $500 million funding round for its China subsidiary

The co-working company widens its already gigantic funding lead in the domestic and foreign market.

The U.S. government doesn’t know how big the gig economy is

It could be anywhere from 4 percent to 40 percent of the workforce.

Silicon Valley needs to figure out how to promote women and people of color. Andreessen Horowitz is doing that by changing one of its founding rules.

The high-profile venture capital firm has elevated Connie Chan to general partner — and scrapped a rule that the firm candidly admits was outdated.

Journalist and author Annie Lowrey wants you to understand that universal basic income isn’t crazy

"The problem with poor folks is that they don’t have enough money." So let’s give them some.

Full transcript: Business management expert and author Tom Peters on Recode Decode

"This is my 17th book and I’ve written the same thing 17 times. Why in the hell aren’t you listening?"

Full transcript: Professor, psychologist and author Adam Grant on Recode Decode

"I just wanted to make work suck a little bit less."

I talked to Google’s Duplex voice assistant. It felt like the beginning of something big.

But it’s not even close to ready for everyday use.

Most Americans say they don’t want help from robots

But they probably will someday.

Full transcript: Obama administration Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Recode Decode

Her new report about the 21st century American workforce is called "The Work Ahead."

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With GitHub, Microsoft is buying a crucial part of the software ecosystem

Microsoft is acquiring the code-hosting service for $7.5 billion in stock.

Rapid advances in automation mean a lot of workers won’t have the right skills

What’s needed: More workers with technological skills and fewer manual laborers, says a new report from McKinsey.

Slack’s new tool for developers lets people do more work without leaving Slack

The messaging company is allowing deeper integrations with tools like Asana, Zendesk and HubSpot.

Amazon’s 10-person board has only three women. That’s on par with the company’s peers.

And that’s not saying much.