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Google's firing of memo writer sparks debate over sexism in Silicon Valley

Episode recalled past examples of the wide gulf between US conservative activists and tech sector

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A Silicon Valley culture war pitting liberal-leaning tech firms against a small conservative cohort took on new intensity on Tuesday after Google fired a male engineer for a memo that decried the company's commitment to hiring women. Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a couple of job offers, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies. Damore confirmed his dismissal from Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday, after he wrote a 10-page memo that said the company was ...

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First Published: Wed, August 09 2017. 08:25 IST
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