Research From 10×10 & Google Reveals Black Owned Businesses More Likely To Hire Diverse Teams

In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement we have seen businesses across the U.K. being scrutinised for their lack of diversity. Whilst steps have been taken and commitments made one of the frequent rebuttals is a lack of industry data. Ground-breaking new research carried out by 10×10, a group of early-stage black founders and venture capitalists have launched “The Black Report” in partnership with Google. The report surveyed 60 black owned businesses in the UK asking questions about team composition, funding and problems they face. One of the key takeaways from the report was that on average these ventures tend to have more diversity across teams both in terms of race and gender.

This is a positive step in the right direction as we explore why ethnic minorities are not only under represented as employees within businesses but also the issues they face in starting

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NBC Olympics And Twitter Team Up For Bigger Audiences, More Diverse Content In Expanded Partnership

In 2019, NBC Olympics and Twitter
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announced a partnership ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that would see the former produce a 20-minute daily studio show live from Tokyo, among other, more bite-sized content, to stream exclusively on the social media platform.

Now, the two media companies have announced an expanded content partnership that will include not only the postponed Tokyo Olympics in 2021 but the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.

In addition to the daily studio show, NBC Olympics and Twitter will work together on content such as a

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SAP pledges to spend more on social, diverse businesses



FILE PHOTO: SAP logo at SAP headquarters in Walldorf


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FILE PHOTO: SAP logo at SAP headquarters in Walldorf


BERLIN (Reuters) – SAP will try to allocate 5% of its procurement spending to social enterprises and diverse businesses by 2025 to encourage greater social and environmental responsibility.

The German software group, which has 440,000 clients, appealed on Tuesday to other companies to join it in supporting small businesses owned and run by women or minorities.

SAP’s procurement initiative follows its launch in June of a product to help firms track greenhouse gas emissions in supply chains, backing a view that being transparent about their carbon footprint will be good for business.

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The new initiative relates to so-called addressable spend, the share of a company’s procurement budget that can be allocated to social

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Streaming Into A Diverse Entertainment Future

President & CEO of Pinta, multicultural marketing firm with clients such as Carnival, Dr. Seuss, Heineken, Microsoft, NFL Tecate & T-Mobile.

One of the most ubiquitous trends at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology is content streaming. It’s no secret that “over-the-top” services, also known as OTT, have been moving in a diametrically opposed direction to traditional media. As print newspapers and broadcast networks experience precipitous declines, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and others are enjoying exponential growth.

There’s a famous saying that goes something like “never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel,” which refers to the immense power of reporters and publishers. Today, the more accurate refrain might be “never compete with someone who has low-cost structure, unlimited inventory and provides consumers with total flexibility.” Interestingly, this trend is even more prevalent in the U.S. Hispanic market, where

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Providing diverse and complete solutions, TEL continues to break through advanced semiconductor process technology

Providing diverse and complete solutions, TEL continues to break through advanced semiconductor process technology

In addition to process technology which enhances the performance of semiconductor devices by scaling, 3D and heterogeneous integration has led to the development of various new structures and new materials. Although these trends have brought increasingly severe challenges to semiconductor production equipment suppliers, more opportunities and innovations have also been created.

According to Roger Chang, Executive Vice President of Tokyo Electron Taiwan, Tokyo Electron Limited with 58 years of history have developed multiple leading edge products such as Coater/Developer, Etch, Thin film deposition, Cleaning, Wafer prober. With strong position in the photoresist Coater/Developer market, TEL has taken 100% market share of Coater/Developer for EUV in high volume manufacturing as the industry moves into the new EUV era.

With this advantage, TEL will continue to strengthen each product and provide integrated process solutions to meet the needs

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OneTech launches entrepreneur incubator for diverse founders

  • There has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • UK diversity organization OneTech has launched a new entrepreneur incubator and accountability groups with JP Morgan Chase to force change in the industry.
  • Since it was founded in late 2018, OneTech says it has supported 360 founders, 68% of whom are women and 91% are BAME. As of June 2020, the 180 businesses it has backed have raised a total of £13.6 million and created 130 jobs, it says.
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In light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the inequalities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus on diversity in tech. 

But while many companies and execs have spoken out about the problem, few have succeeded in overhauling the status quo and bringing

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine?

Aided by Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors, a stepped-up effort is underway around the U.S. to recruit minorities to ensure potential vaccines against the scourge are tested in the populations most ravaged by the virus.

Many thousands of volunteers from minority groups are needed for huge clinical trials underway or about to begin. Scientists say a diverse group of test subjects is vital to determining whether a vaccine is safe and effective for everyone and instilling broad public confidence in the shots once they become available.

The expanded outreach by vaccine researchers and health officials is getting a late start in communities that, because of a history of scientific exploitation and racism, may be

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Biden Was Right. The Hispanic Market Is Incredibly Diverse And Brands Need To Understand It Better.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden took a lot of heat when he said, “Unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

Everyone took umbrage at what he got incredibly wrong, but overlooked what he got right: the Latino community is incredibly diverse, and not just on political issues, but as consumers.

It’s long past time for brands to discover this dynamic, rapidly-growing, but too often overlooked or misunderstood consumer segment: people with Spanish-speaking roots. Make this, National Hispanic Heritage Month, running from September 15 through October 15, the time to do it.

The Hispanic market – 61 million strong or 18% of the population – represents the nation’s second largest racial or ethnic group, after white non-Hispanics. What’s more, they accounted

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