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27Mar/15Off

Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives

IMG_0204 It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because a juror had changed his mind on the walk up from the jury room to room 608. When the final verdict did come in, again, many were stunned and many, especially those on the KPCB side, were relieved. Read More

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27Mar/15Off

TC AppleCast 11: If You Had To Choose Just One – Apple Hardware Or Apple Software?

TC-applecast16-9 On this week’s episode, we discuss both a lengthy profile of Tim Cook, as well as a full biography of Steve Jobs. We also cover some concrete announcements, including the open-sourcing of React, Facebook’s (potentially better than UIKit) UIKit alternative, and the acquisition of database company FoundationDB by Apple, and what that might mean. But wait, that’s not all! We… Read More

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27Mar/15Off

Ellen Pao’s Statement On Losing The Kleiner Perkins Case: “The Battle Was Worth It”

ellen-pao1 Directly after the jury announced its final verdict in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield, in which it ruled against all four of Pao’s claims of gender discrimination and retaliation, Pao held a very short press conference at San Francisco’s Superior Court. Flanked by her lawyers Alan Exelrod and Therese Lawless, Pao read a short statement. Embedded above is video (amateur… Read More

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27Mar/15Off

Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

Google Google, a search company, fired back today at a string of reports published in the Wall Street Journal over the past few weeks that have brought the company and its business practices under scrutiny.
The collection of pieces implied that Google has decision-tilting influence in the federal government, and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) all but went against its own internal views of… Read More

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27Mar/15Off

Genomics Needs A Killer App

15651749447_568e71e9db_o Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

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27Mar/15Off

15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

tc-weekly-roundup1 This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read More

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27Mar/15Off

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

gadgets150327 It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon. Meanwhile, August Lock raised a huge round of funding to… Read More

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In Final Verdict, Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins

paoverdict Updated: After several days of deliberations, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has come to a conclusion in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the gender discrimination trial that began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and has culminated this past month in a closely watched five-week-long courtroom trial. The jury has ruled “no” on all four claims Pao leveled… Read More

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27Mar/15Off

Thou Shalt Not Google

jurors-googling1 At every break during the high-profile Pao versus Kleiner Perkins trial these past couple of weeks, judge Harold Khan reminded the jurors, “Do not form or express any opinions about the case. Do not do any research. Do not read any news reports. Do not Google the case.”
It’s a pretty difficult ask, as the trial is one of the most mediated Silicon Valley has ever seen, with… Read More

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Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15

Gillmor Gang Artcard Gillmor Gang – Steven Levy, John Taschek, Erick Schonfeld, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 1pmPT/4pmET today.
Our FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast
Gillmor Gang on Facebook
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