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Google Workers Can Now Report Harassment on New Website

“We want every Googler to walk into a workplace filled with dignity and respect,” Parker added

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Rumors suggest that Google may unveil a mid-range Pixel phone as a cheaper option to the flagship model currently on sale for $800. VOA

Facing campus walkouts and widespread criticism over workplace harassment, Google has announced a dedicated website to make it easier for workers to report harassment.

“We’ve simplified and clarified the way employees can raise concerns by bringing multiple channels together on a new dedicated site,” Melonie Parker, Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, said in a blog post on Thursday.

Google said it is also working on a similar website for its temporary and vendor workforce which will be completed by June.

Nearly 20,000 Google employees staged a walkout last November against workplace harassment globally.

CEO Sundar Pichai later announced that the company would end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault, allowing workers to take matter to court.

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Google said it has published (internally) its “Investigations Report”, the fifth annual summary of employee-related misconduct investigations, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

“After a four-month pilot, we’re expanding our ‘Support Person Programme’ so that Googlers can bring a colleague to harassment and discrimination investigations,” said Parker.

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Google said it is also publicly sharing workplace policies — including policies on harassment, discrimination, retaliation, standards of conduct and workplace conduct.

“We want every Googler to walk into a workplace filled with dignity and respect,” Parker added. (IANS)

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Google’s Cloud Gaming Service Stadia to Share Game Titles, Pricing Soon

Google unveiled its Cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Google’s Cloud gaming service Stadia’s upcoming unveil would include price reveal and other information such as game titles, the media has reported.

Details including pricing, game announcements and launch info for the new game-streaming service will be shared this summer, according to a tweet from Stadia’s Twitter handle, the CNET reported late on Friday.

Google unveiled its Cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March.

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The platform is essentially a Cloud-based infrastructure where game developers would be able to design and write games to run directly on the Internet giant’s hardware at data centres.

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The tech giant believes that game developers will no longer be limited to computing and will be able to create games with “nearly unlimited resources”. (IANS)