A 22-year-old software engineer was found dead at Google’s NYC office

Associated Press/Richard Drew A 22-year-old software engineer was found dead at Google’s New York City headquarters, police say. Scott Krulcik was found unconscious on the sixth floor of the company’s offices in Chelsea at about 9 p.m. Friday. Krulcik’s Linkedin page says he began working at Google in August after serving as an intern in […]

China’s regulators try to engineer a stockmarket rally

CALLING THE bottom after share prices plunge is a crapshoot. Though investors parse trading charts, bond yields and commodity prices for clues, timing the market remains more a matter of luck than skill. But in China the signal is, at least in the short term, a lot clearer: just wait for the government to barge […]

Report: Former top Waymo engineer altered code to go on “forbidden routes”

Enlarge (credit: Caitlin O’Hara/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the early days of what ultimately became Waymo, Google’s self-driving car division (known at the time as “Project Chauffeur”), there were “more than a dozen accidents, at least three of which were serious,” according to a new article in The New Yorker. The magazine profiled Anthony Levandowski, […]

The engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed 43 people warned of its corrosion risk 39 years ago

Nicola Marfisi/AP The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens of people warned four decades ago it was at a high risk for corrosion.  Riccardo Morandi wrote a report in 1979 that said the bridge’s proximity to sea air and pollution from a steel plant should have necessitated constant maintenance […]

Google engineer beaten to death, 3 critical in Indian lynch mob attack fueled by ‘kidnapping’ rumor

One man has been killed and three are fighting for their lives after an angry mob of 200 ruthlessly beat them, responding to a public call for “help” in which the group of men was misidentified as suspected child kidnappers. Google software engineer, Mohammad Azam, was beaten to death while three others, including a Qatari […]

Facebook hires top Google engineer to head its chip development

Google snapped up a few Apple chip design talents over the past year to create its own processors, but now it has lost one of its own to another rival. According to Bloomberg, Facebook has hired Shahriar Rabii to head its silicon development efforts. Based on his LinkedIn profile, Rabii led the group that designs […]

Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer for self-driving project

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