I cover Silicon Valley for USA TODAY. My last name rhymes with win. And, yes, I have been told I tweet too much.

Ellen Pao's suit was wake-up call for Silicon Valley

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - The whirl of confusion over the jury's final ruling in Ellen Pao's sex discrimination suit risked obscuring the bigger story to come out of the five-week trial: largely male Silicon Valley needs to make big changes to how women are treated.

Microsoft killing off Internet Explorer

tennessean.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Cue the dirge for Internet Explorer, Microsoft's much maligned browser. Soon the brand will be (mostly) no more. Microsoft has hinted that Internet Explorer brand was going to be scrapped. Now it's official. Chris Capossela, Microsoft's head of marketing, made the announcement Monday at the Microsoft Convergence conference.

Google’s new CFO Ruth Porat negotiates sweet pay package

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google's new finance chief has negotiated a sweet pay package from the Internet giant. Ruth Porat will receive an annual salary of $650,000. Google has also agreed to pay her a one-time sign-on bonus of $5 million.

Silicon Valley gender gap is widening

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Najla Bulous wants to change the face of Silicon Valley. The daughter of immigrants from Mexico and Egypt, Bulous is a Harvey Mudd College-trained software engineer. After graduation in May, she's starting a new job at a Silicon Valley technology giant. Bulous knows she isn't the stereotypical Silicon Valley geek.

Facebook opens up Messenger to apps

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is opening up Messenger to third-party apps. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement at F8, Facebook's conference for software developers. Zuckerberg called it an "exciting, big new area and opportunity for Facebook." The giant social network is mining the potential of its popular messaging service to extend beyond text messaging to new forms of expression.

New ‘no nonsense’ Google CFO clicks with Wall Street

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google shares jumped nearly 3% to $573.21 in late morning trading as Wall Street welcomed its new chief financial officer. Banking veteran Ruth Porat is Morgan Stanley's CFO and a former contender for deputy Treasury secretary.

Facebook soars on investor optimism in advertising business

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook shares are headed into record territory as investors grow increasingly confident about substantial growth ahead in the company's advertising business. Analysts predict that Facebook's revenue will rise 37% this year to $17.1 billion. Their 12-month price target is $91.57. Facebook closed at a record $82.75 on Thursday.

FTC staff recommended suing Google for abusing monopoly: WSJ

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Google came close to being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for abusing its monopoly power and engaging in anticompetitive practices in 2012, according to a document obtained by the Wall Street Journal.

Twitter opening office in Dubai as Middle East popularity surges

americasmarkets.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter is opening an office in Dubai to serve the Middle East, seizing on its surging popularity in the region. The company made the announcement in a tweet during the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai. "Twitter is coming to Dubai," an official Twitter account said.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer on web's scrap heap

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION SAN FRANCISCO -- It's the end of the line for Internet Explorer. The much-maligned browser that battled Netscape to guide people around the World Wide Web was consigned to history this week by Microsoft, joining Palm Pilots, flip phones and Myspace as relics of a distant digital age.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @nickbilton: Just Married! (And, as you can see from the photo, we're expecting a little baby boy.) pic.twitter.com/tuavVGLBdM

Mar 29, 2015

@rockbot so went to Genius Bar and one new phone later problem completely solved!

Mar 29, 2015

@IanGertler @jswartz Thanks bud! All good, happens all the time. And it's nowhere near what many many women have to put up with!

Mar 29, 2015

@IanGertler @jswartz oh you know, men threatened by articles in the newspaper who then attack writers on Twitter

Mar 29, 2015

If haters hate on Twitter but no one is around to hear them did they make a sound? Exactly.

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