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As Jury Deliberates Pao V. Kleiner Perkins, Allegiances Aren’t Always Based On Gender — "The jury is six men and six women, so this probably won't be quick," a man in a suit said to a female colleague as they shuffled out of the court. They were among the dozens of others who have been watching the Ellen Pao Vs.

President Obama Taps Twitter Vet Jason Goldman As White House’s First Chief Digital Officer — President Obama announced this morning that Jason Goldman, a longtime tech industry executive best known for his work alongside Ev Williams during the formative years of products such as Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, has been named the White House's first-ever "Chief Digital Officer." The news was first reported by Politico.

Twitch Resets All User Passwords After Suffering Data Breach — Twitch, the immensely popular livestreaming service for gamers that was acquired last year by Amazon in a nearly $1 billion deal, confirmed today that it has suffered a security breach that may have resulted in unauthorized access to a number of user accounts. The company is now forcing all of its users to change their passwords.

Pao Vs. Kleiner Defense Rests Its Case, Showcasing A Different Side Of The Story — Yesterday afternoon, the legal team representing venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers rested its case in the Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial, bringing the fourth full week in the courtroom to a close. The end of the trial is now clearly in sight, with only the closing arguments and the jury deliberations remaining.

Facebook Sued By Former Staffer Alleging Sex Discrimination, Harassment, Other Charges — A former Facebook employee is suing the social networking giant for alleged sex discrimination and harassment, racial/ national origin discrimination and harassment, and wrongful discharge from the company, among other charges. In a lawsuit filed this week in San Mateo, plaintiff Chia Hong said that she worked at Facebook from June 2010 until she was fired in October 2013.

Y Combinator Talks Numbers: 842 Companies Funded To Date, 23% With Women Founders In Current Batch — Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for being the birthplace of Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb, Stripe, and a number of other companies, released some updated stats this morning showing just how big it's gotten - and how diverse its current class of companies is.

Shift Labs Launches Out Of Y Combinator To Make Medical Devices For Healthcare’s Future — Shift Labs is a small startup launching this spring out of Y Combinator with a lofty tagline: to be "the Nest of medical devices." But as ambitious and obtuse as that may sound at first, when you take a closer look at Shift Labs and what it's doing, it doesn't sound that crazy after all.

Ev Williams’ VC Firm Obvious Ventures Has Raised $77.7 Million For Its First Fund, Filing Shows — Obvious Ventures, the venture capital fund started by Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams, has raised a total of $77.7 million for its inaugural fund, Obvious Ventures I, according to a regulatory document filed today.

Death By A Thousand Seating Charts — When Kleiner Perkins' head legal counsel Lynn Hermle pulled up a seating chart from the firm's December 2011 offsite on the court's projector, during her cross examination of plaintiff Ellen Pao yesterday, the courtroom remained respectfully silent. But there was a collective groan in the back channel of reporters who have been covering the Pao Vs.

Judge Denies Kleiner Perkins’ Bid To Discuss Ellen Pao’s Financial Motives In Court — Harold Kahn, the San Francisco Superior Court judge who is overseeing the ongoing Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial, has ruled that Kleiner Perkins' legal team will not be able to discuss the personal financial situation of Ellen Pao and her husband, to highlight Pao's possible motives for filing the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit.
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Mar 26, 2015

Insert [LIVE NOW] joke to make tech-related… (really just sharing because cute)

Mar 26, 2015

@dmac1 @pmmathieson @stewart OK I thought so! Stewart did upvote it, but it's pretty clearly a joke so I wouldn't exactly say confirmation

Mar 26, 2015

Excited to finally use @nuzzel, probably my most wanted Android app launch since Instagram. (Yes, I am a tech blogger without an iPhone.)

Mar 25, 2015

@SFSuperiorCourt Can you please add me to the list for when the jury has reached a verdict?

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