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The gender wage gap is shrinking among computer programmers, but it’s still quite large – TechCrunch

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Glassdoor has released its latest gender pay gap data analysis. In the U.S., the unadjusted pay gap comes in at 21.4 percent, meaning women make just $0.79 for every $1 men earn.

But, when controlling for variables like age, education, location, experience, occupation and industry, the pay gap is 4.9 percent. That’s a slight improvement from three years ago, when Glassdoor did its first analysis. That means, women make about $0.95 cents for every $1 men make.

In the tech industry, there is an adjusted wage gap of 5.4 percent, meaning, men generally make 5.4 percent more than women. On an adjusted basis, men make 11.8 percent more money than women.

In technical roles, while the wage gap is shrinking, it’s still quite large. Across the U.S., 79 percent of all computer programmers are male, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The wage gap between men and women is 11.3 percent, which comes out to about $0.88 for every $1 men make. In the tech industry, referred to as information technology, the wage gap is 5.4 percent (about $0.95 for every $1).

The wage gap among computer programmers represents the largest pay gap shrink (among the 15 job occupations with the highest wage gaps) since 2016, where the wage gap was 28.3 percent and women made about $0.72 for every $1 men made.

Other jobs with high pay gaps include pilot (number 1), professor, branch manager, C-suite and chef. Perhaps the tech industry is getting slightly better with equal pay, but it’s rather disconcerting that the computer programmer role is still among the top 15 jobs with the largest pay gaps.

“Knowing the facts about the gender pay gap is critical to helping close the gap,” Glassdoor senior vice president and head of product and UX/design Annie Pearl said in a statement. “Combining knowledge with leveraging valuable resources is the next step to ensuring equal pay for equal work everywhere… We all have a part to play to close the pay gap.”

The industries with the widest wage gap (6.4 percent) are retail and media. That means women make $0.93 for every $1 men earn. With that, I’m signing off.

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Elon Musk Doubles Down On Twitter Bots, Says ‘Deal Cannot Move Forward’ Without Proof

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The Tesla chief claims that his offer to purchase Twitter was based on the company’s SEC filing, which allegedly mentioned that the percentage of spam accounts is five percent or lower, but the company hasn’t shown tangible proof of that being the case. If Musk’s latest words are to be taken at face value, he might pull out of the deal citing misleading disclosures by Twitter.

Experts claim that this is one of Musk’s tactics to strong-arm his way into lowering the deal’s final value of roughly $44 billion. Musk himself has expressed similar intentions. As per a Bloomberg report, he recently remarked at an event that lowering the price “won’t be out of the question.” “You can’t pay the same price for something that is much worse than they claimed,” Musk was quoted as saying by the Economic Times.

Musk’s latest bombshell comes merely days after he claimed that the Twitter deal was on hold owing to the uncertainty around the spam account disclosure, but he quickly replied that he was still committed to the acquisition. A few days ago, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal tried to offer some clarity on the bot situation, and how the company tries to tackle the menace. Musk, on the other hand, replied with a poop emoji on the last tweet of the thread.

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Apple Just Figured Out A Killer Use-Case For AR

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Live Captions were revealed by Apple for iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Deaf and hard-of-hearing users can use Live Captions on audio-only phone calls, FaceTime calls, video meetings, social media, and streaming media. The size of the font with Apple’s Live Captions feature will be adjustable for easy reading, and it’ll all also work in reverse — so to speak. Users will also be able to type responses in real-time and have their text spoken aloud to a recipient — that’s effectively text-to-speech (TTS), a feature that’s always been a fan favorite on every platform on which it’s been made available in the past. Apple suggested that the Live Captions feature will always maintain users’ privacy and that when the feature is deployed, no other users will know. Additionally, VoiceOver — Apple´s screen reader — will add 20 new locales and languages.

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The Real Life Inspiration Behind Maserati’s Famous Logo

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Since the company got its start in Bologna, Italy, Mario was inspired by a statue erected in the city’s Piazza Maggiore in the 16th century (via Mermaids of Earth). The Fountain of Neptune (aka “The Giant”) is a looming statue of the Roman god of the sea. He holds a trident in his right hand, while his left extends outward to calm the waters. Below him are four cherubs, each representing the rivers Nile, Amazon, Danube, and the Ganges. The masterpiece was created by Flemish sculptor Jean de Boulogne (aka Giambologna) between 1563 and 1567.

The statue of bronze and stone comes with an intriguing and controversial legend. Commissioned by Pius IV to symbolize his power and reign, the Pope became worried by the size of the statue’s genitals and ordered Giambologna to make them smaller. The sculptor begrudgingly complied, or so everyone thought. If you stand behind and to the statue’s right, Neptune’s thumb protrudes out past his leg in a peculiar way that makes the god’s manliness appear bigger. 

All that aside, Mario saw the Trident as a mythological symbol of strength and vigor. The red and blue colors that adorned the original logo derived from Bologna’s city banner, and the rest, as they say … is history.

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