Tuesday , October 20 2020

Amazon, Microsoft and other technology leaders end in protests against George Floyd's death

Technology giants from Seattle, Amazon and Microsoft made statements this weekend to respond to the outrage and protests against George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

Protesters gathered in cities in the U.S. in response to the death of Floyd, who died after being detained by a white Minneapolis officer during an arrest. The official was charged with third-degree murder on Friday.

During a Friday evening protest, demonstrators broke the windows of an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan placed a 5:00 p.m. Curfew for downtown Seattle on Saturday as the protests continued.

Bloomberg reported on Sunday that Amazon had adjusted delivery routes and "cut back" on typical operations in cities where protests were taking place this weekend.

ACLU replied to Amazon's statement:

Executives in Seattle and in the tech community speak out. "The pain and emotional trauma caused by the racism and violence we experience against the black community has a wide range," wrote Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, in one Instagram post Instruct users this essay"Especially if you are a manager or a leader."

Here is Andy Jassy, ​​cloud chief of Amazon Web Services:

Microsoft has released notes from CEO Satya Nadella to employees on Friday.

"We need to recognize that we are better, smarter, and stronger when we look at the voices and actions of all communities, and you can be sure that Microsoft will continue to work to ensure that all of these voices are heard and respected," said Nadella and added the staff should “have empathy for those who are scared and insecure and should join me and everyone in the leadership team Stand up for change in our company, in our communities and in society as a whole. "

To update: Here's another statement from Nadella on Monday:

Here is former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer:

Here are Melinda Gates' comments:

The real estate company Zillow Group from Seattle made its own statement on Saturday: "Racism has no home here."

Here is an explanation from Bellevue, Wash-based T-Mobile:

Sherrell Dorsey, an entrepreneur from Seattle and founder of The Plug, follows the answers from technology companies. Other giants including Apple, Foreclosure, Twitter and others made statements.

Executives in the Seattle startup community also finish:

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