Harassment victims at Google gain power


Google employees will now have the capacity to talk openly over the issues of sexual harassment at the firm. Responding to the demands from the around 20,000 workers who protested recently, the company has concurred that it will end the practice of "forced arbitration" in cases of sexual harassment, and the arbitration will now be discretionary. The company did not, however, respond employees' demands in other major areas of concern, angering campaigners. These measures that have been taken by Google will increase transparency around instances of sexual harassment, expand mandatory training, and offer extended help for those with claims.

Xiaomi China enters UK

Xiaomi – the world’s fourth bestselling handset creator company has entered into UK’s market. The Chinese firm's initial line-up for the country incorporates three smartphones, a fitness-tracking wristband and an electric scooter. It is also opening an outlet in London's Westfield Shepherd's Bush shopping centre, which also has an Apple store. The launch expands its presence in Western Europe, where it is also active in Spain, France and Italy. Xiaomi has a reputation for competitively pricing its products and seeking to maximise earnings by prioritising volume over profit mark-up. Xiaomi plans to expand its range of products in the UK in 2019, and might also launch its sub-brand “Poco”.