Welcome to Thursday.

We live in a nation where a President is proud to strip basic liberties and protections from children. Above all, we live in a nation running on its last ounce of humanity. The current administration wants to remove 800,000+ lives that benefit from DACA. Major companies like Apple and Microsoft are speaking out vowing to protect their workers, as the repeal of DACA will have a large impact on the tech industry.

Microsoft promises to pay for legal counsel for its employees and intervene in court cases where admissible. Check out this article via Entrepreneur to find out how your company can respond and protect DACA workers.

Now is the time to speak up and stand with local and national coalitions to end discrimination and inhumanity.

Stay up.

— Tyler

Will.i.am Joins ‘Mobile Record Label’ Startup Amuse as Co-Founder
Colin Stutz | Billboard
Amuse provides free digital distribution for artists to all the major platforms, offering insight into audience and income analytics for the sake of full transparency and opportunity. In that, alone, it is unique in contrast to other independent distributors such as TuneCore or CD Baby that take a fee to act as the middleman between artists and the digital marketplace, and is instead focusing on forming label deals as the route to success.

Starbucks Names Rosalind Brewer Group President and COO
Starbucks Newsroom
As group president and chief operating officer, Brewer will lead the company’s operating businesses across the Americas (Canada, U.S. and Latin America), as well as the global functions of supply chain, product innovation, and store development organizations.

Startups are Finally Taking on Food Stamps
Tonya Riley | WIRED
The tech behind the new crop of food stamp apps may be simple, but the user testing was not. Code for America developers also had to deal with local government bureaucracies often laden with outdated or unnecessary barriers

Baobab Health’s Clever Solutions To Malawi’s Health Problems
Toby Shapshak | Forbes
Mumba is a director of Baobab Health, where he heads up the software development, but has also had to solve many of the underlying logistical problems that emerging market countries like Malawi often face.

How This Woman Became a Google Engineer without a Computer Science Degree
Julie Bort | Business Insider
In May 2017, Angela Taylor officially became a full-time job software engineer for Google’s mapping division, internally named GEO. It was, in some ways, a difficult six-year process. In other ways it was a total fluke.

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