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Apple says half of new hires come from underrepresented groups. Credit: Apple

Apple said Thursday that it has eliminated any gender pay gaps globally and has also continued to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in its workforce over the past year. Half of all new hires are from underrepresented groups, according to a newly updated diversity Web site.

The bottom line: White and Asian men still make up the majority of Apple's workforce, but the company has increased its diversity each of the last four years, both across the company and among its technical workers and leadership.

By the numbers:

  • 29% of Apple's leaders are women, up 1 percentage point from the prior year.
  • Nearly two-thirds of its leaders are white, with 3% Black and 7% Hispanic
  • 39% of its leaders under 30 are women.
  • 32% of its global workforce are women
  • 54% of its U.S. workforce is white, 21% Asian, 9% Black, 13% Hispanic, 3% multiracial
  • 23% of Apple's technical workforce globally is female
  • 52% of Apple's U.S. technical workers are white, 31% Asian, 7% Black, 8% Hispanic, 2% multiracial

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Silicon Valley may be a "state of mind," but it's also very much a real enclave in Northern California. Now, a growing faction of the tech industry is boycotting it.

Why it matters: The Bay Area is facing for the first time the prospect of losing its crown as the top destination for tech workers and startups — which could have an economic impact on the region and force it to reckon with its local issues.

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As teleworkers flit from city to city, they're creating a huge tax mess.

Why it matters: Our tax laws aren't built for telecommuting, and this new way of working could have dire implications for city and state budgets.

Wanted: New media bosses, everywhere

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The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, HuffPost and Wired are all looking for new editors. Soon, The New York Times will be too.

Why it matters: The new hires will reflect a new generation — one that's addicted to technology, demands accountability and expects diversity to be a priority.

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