Google's Sundar Pichai fired employee and writer James Damore for sending a 10-page internal memo, entitled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’, placing all the stakeholders into “the middle of one of Silicon Valley’s most heated debates”, says Peter Guy, who thinks the CEO made the wrong call. Photo: Reuters
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Google's Sundar Pichai fired employee and writer James Damore for sending a 10-page internal memo, entitled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’, placing all the stakeholders into “the middle of one of Silicon Valley’s most heated debates”, says Peter Guy, who thinks the CEO made the wrong call. Photo: Reuters
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