Tag: andy rubin

Google shareholders file lawsuit over payouts to execs accused of sexual misconduct

Shutterstock Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The suit comes after Google reportedly gave generous exit packages to executives accused of sexual misconduct. Shareholders are seeking new directors for the Alphabet board, as well as an end to forced arbitrations. Shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Google’s parent company Alphabet after […]

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Essential acquires CloudMagic, the company behind now-shuttered email app Newton Mail

Misery loves company, and Essential has just bought some. CloudMagic’s eponymous email app was once a pretty appealing offering with an unbeatable price tag of free. That was before it was rebranded as Newton Mail and had a hefty $49.99 annual subscription fee slathered on it in September 2016. As you can guess, that didn’t go over very […]

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[Update: Walkout plans, Andy Rubin and Google respond] Google allegedly paid $90 million severance to Andy Rubin after misconduct allegation

Nearly a year ago, Andy Rubin took a leave of absence from Essential, after The Information alleged that he was in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he led the Android team at Google. Rubin returned to Essential not long after, but now more details about his time at Google have been released by […]

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[Update: Andy Rubin and Google respond] Google allegedly paid $90 million severance to Andy Rubin after misconduct allegation

Nearly a year ago, Andy Rubin took a leave of absence from Essential, after The Information alleged that he was in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he led the Android team at Google. Rubin returned to Essential not long after, but now more details about his time at Google have been released by […]

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Report: Google Protected Executives Accused of Sexual Misconduct for Years

A new report from the New York Times alleges that the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe at Google protected executives accused of sexual misconduct for years, even keeping an executive’s mistress on the payroll. A report from the New York Times titled “How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’” outlines how the progressive tech giant […]

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Google paid Android creator generously upon exit, despite misconduct claim

Enlarge / Founder and CEO of Essential Products Andy Rubin speaks onstage at WIRED Business Conference at Spring Studios on June 7, 2017 in New York City. reader comments 8 Share this story The famed creator of Android was ushered from Google in October 2014 when the company found allegations against him of having committed […]

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Google allegedly paid $90 million severance to Andy Rubin after misconduct allegation

Nearly a year ago, Andy Rubin took a leave of absence from Essential, after The Information alleged that he was in an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate while he led the Android team at Google. Rubin returned to Essential not long after, but now more details about his time at Google have been released by […]

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Google reportedly brushed off sexual misconduct claim against Andy Rubin, gave him $90 million

Forbes Andy Rubin — the so-called “Father of Android” — resigned from Google’s Android team in 2014. In November last year, news broke that Rubin was actually asked to resign following a sexual misconduct claim against him. Now, we have information leading us to believe Google not only brushed aside the credible claim, but also gave […]

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Essential is reportedly working on an AI phone that operates through voice commands

While Essential’s first device has a cult following among those who prioritize quick Android updates, it became clear in May that it would never see a follow-up. A report from Bloomberg revealed that the company had canceled a second Essential Phone and put itself up for sale. However, over the past several months, the company […]

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