10 things in tech: Google settings shakeup

You made it to Friday, readers. Google is updating its notoriously lengthy recruitment process, and new drone footage shows Tesla making its Model Y SUV.

Let’s dive in.

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1. Leaked documents show that Google is radically changing the way employees are hired. Google has an incredibly long and frustrating recruitment process. But new changes could help the company accelerate hiring and stay competitive in the scramble for talent. Here’s what’s new:

  • Candidates are assigned to a team within Google much earlier in the application process, the documents said. In the past, candidates were often not assigned to a team until most of the interview process was complete.
  • As a result, some applicants may even skip some parts of the process.
  • The changes rolled out this month and will be applied globally to technical roles such as software engineers and UX designers, and will affect candidates between level three and level seven.

Take a closer look at what’s changing.

In other news:

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2. Sending Bitcoin 2022: During the Miami conference, Robinhood announced that eligible customers can now send and receive crypto, and Shark Tank investor Kevin O’Leary predicts a flood of investments in crypto once U.S. regulation and policy is settled.

3. Twitter Staffers Respond to Elon Musk’s Investment and Seat. Reactions were mixed, with some employees frustrated by his new role and his hasty attempts to influence company decisions, and others simply delighted that Twitter’s stock has risen. Here’s what employees told us as the social media giant prepares to host an AMA session with Musk.

4. Ex-employees of a closed startup Fast describe chaotic management, over-hiring, and spending money like “drunk sailors.” The company’s employees snagged $120 million in funding from companies like Stripe and Index Ventures, but unsustainable headcount growth and leaderless management contributed to its rapid decline.

5. A former executive claims fintech Unicorn Array created a “false illusion” of success. The manager claims the company, which sells credit score and ID protection products to other fintechs, inflated its earnings and invented fake clients to trick investors. What we know so far.

6. Twitter is testing an “unmentioning” feature. The feature is currently limited to a few users and allows people to remove themselves from conversations and threads they don’t want to be a part of. Get the facts about the “Don’t @ me” feature.

7. An elementary school teacher doubled his salary by switching to engineering. After four years of teaching, Gianni LaTange changed careers and became an A


Developer Advocate and received a total of $175,000 in commissions over two years. They explain how they did it.

8. These 25 companies have the highest paying internships. Most of the companies are in tech and finance, and include firms like Google, PayPal, and American Express — but Roblox is taking the lead, offering interns nearly $10,000 a month. See what other companies made the list.

Bits and pieces:

A Model Y SUV leaves Tesla's new factory in Germany on March 22.

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9. Drone footage shows Tesla building the Model Y SUV at its new factory in Germany. The video posted on YouTube shows an army of robots, machines and human workers assembling the vehicle at the newly commissioned Gigafactory Berlin. Watch the video here.

10. Meanwhile in Texas: Tesla kicked off production at its new Texas factory with an invite-only “cyber rodeo” party that CEO Elon Musk says could be “literally the biggest party on earth.” See photos from the event.

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