Google will now help US employees pay off student loan debt

  • Google will help employees pay off their student loans beginning in 2021. 
  • The company announced Thursday that it will match up to $2,500 per employee per year, beginning with Googlers in the US. 
  • The student loan crisis in the US disproportionately affects Black borrowers, who are likely to be saddled with more debt than white borrowers. Employee groups for Black Googlers helped bring the new program to fruition, CNBC reports. 
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Google is going to start helping its employees pay off their student loans, the company announced Thursday. 

Beginning in 2021, Google will match up to $2,500 in loan payments per employee each year, beginning with US employees and expanding to its global workforce in the future. According to CNBC, the program will only be available to full-time employees, not contractors or temporary workers. 

Google said the goal of the program is to help

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Zhiyun Smooth XS review: You get what you pay for

Zhiyun Smooth XS on Beach Rock

A cursory search through Amazon for smartphone gimbals will bring up over a hundred options. Among all those choices, Chinese company Zhiyun has carved out a niche for itself as the budget brand-of-choice. Unsurprisingly, its latest release — the Zhiyun Smooth XS — is priced to move.

However, as with most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for with smartphone gimbals. In our Zhiyun Smooth XS review, we’re going to tell you what features you’ll be missing out on — and what hoops you’ll need to jump through — if you decide to buy the Smooth XS.

About this review: Zhiyun provided Android Authority with a retail version of the Zhiyun Smooth XS for this review. We used the device with the official ZY Cami app for Android, v1.0.23 (71) on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Zhiyun Smooth XS review: The big picture

Zhiyun Smooth XS In Hand with Phone

With the term “XS”

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