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Who is to blame for algorithmic outrage?

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 This week we saw a few high-profile demonstrations of the ability to target advertising to unsavory groups generated or suggested by major internet companies. Upon being alerted of these bafflingly obvious abuses, the companies’ responses all struck the same notes: “this is against our rules, we have no idea how it happened, and it’s fixed now.” Were you as unconvinced… Read More


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VC-in-Residence program aims to help underrepresented minorities break into venture capital

| September 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 There’s a shortage of women, non-binary people and men of color in the venture capital world. That’s why Pipeline Angels, an angel investing bootcamp for underrepresented people in tech, has launched a VC-in-Residence program to help people from diverse backgrounds become managing or general partners at VC firms. While there are some people of color in the VC world, it can be hard… Read More


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Why the rise of Iranian-Americans in tech is no surprise

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Longtime Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has put Iranian and Iranian-Americans in the spotlight. In part, that’s because the 48-year-old, just elected to become Uber’s new CEO, fled Iran with his family at age 9 to escape the Iranian Revolution. In part, his ties to other people of Iranian descent in the U.S. tech world are, well, extensive. Read More


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Intel CEO quits Trump’s manufacturing council, calls out the “hate-spawned violence in…

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Intel’s CEO is the latest executive to leave one of Trump’s advisory councils in the wake of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, which many felt was inadequately addressed by the president and his administration. Read More


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NGOs and nonprofits, apply to exhibit at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments





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GoDaddy tells white supremacist site Daily Stormer to find a new domain provider

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




 White supremacist site Daily Stormer needs to find another domain provider after getting the boot from GoDaddy. In a tweet, the company said “We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service.” Read More


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Embrace empathy

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Two unconnected events that splashed controversy over the tech industry this week share the same underlying theme: Empathy. Or rather a lack of it. Read More


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Google’s Sundar Pichai cancels internal meeting on gender issues in light of online harassment…

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Google CEO Sundar Pichai was expected to hold an all-hands meeting this afternoon in light of now-former Google engineer James Damore’s post about differences between men and women. Shortly before it was scheduled to start, Pichai sent out a note to employees letting them know it’s cancelled.  Read More


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These 10 tech companies are doing the best at diversity, according to Comparably

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 It’s been quite a week in tech, with now-former Google engineer James Damore’s controversial post about gender going viral and his subsequent firing. So, right on cue, workplace culture and company review platform Comparably has come out with a ranking of the top 10 tech companies for people of color, as well as the top 10 for women. Since gender is top of mind for a lot of… Read More


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Lambda School aims to cash in by upskilling untapped talent

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments




 As the saying goes, the future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. Also not evenly distributed: Access to the expensive education typically needed to stand a chance of obtaining one of the jobs of the future. Y Combinator backed Lambda School is hoping to change this, with a new approach to funding higher education. Read More


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There’s a manifesto criticizing Google’s diversity efforts circulating inside the company

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Bozoma Saint John to talk about transforming Uber at Disrupt SF

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Another black activist, Ijeoma Oluo, is suspended by Facebook for posting about racism

| August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Activist and writer Ijeoma Oluo is the latest to suffer for Facebook’s inability — or perhaps unwillingness — to improve its reporting and moderation infrastructure. After receiving hundreds of racist and threatening messages in response to a joke made on Twitter, Oluo began posting screenshots when it was clear that reporting did nothing. Facebook’s response was to… Read More


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Facebook, Autodesk partner with a design organization geared toward underserved kids

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments





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A huge new survey shows that teens are bullied most on Instagram and Facebook

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments




 According to British anti-bullying organization Ditch The Label’s new annual survey, Instagram is the network of choice for cyberbullies in 2017 with Facebook close behind. This year’s survey collected results from 10,020 people between the ages of 12 and 20, making for a respectably robust data set that sheds some light into the damaging phenomenon endemic to internet communities.… Read More


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Judge sides with Google in its battle with the Labor Department over employee pay data

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments





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It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But still, too often, women seeking funding are left out of the boom because of hidden biases, sexism and a general unawareness. Because of this — and recent reports of incredibly low-brow behavior among high-profile investors — it is more important than ever to understand where women founders stand when fundraising. Read More


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500 Startups LPs Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein react to Dave McClure’s resignation

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Earlier today, TechCrunch reported that 500 Startups co-founder Dave McClure, who had already stepped down as CEO, has resigned from his general partner role. Now, Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, who are limited partners in 500 Startups, have spoken out about his resignation in light of allegations of sexual misconduct. “The events of 2017 in the tech ecosystem depict a sector… Read More


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VC Aileen Lee just offered some very specific advice to female founders looking for funding

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Researchers from HBR discovered that investors tend to ask men questions about the potential for gains at their startups, while they ask women about the potential for losses. At Y Combinator’s Female Founders Conference in San Francisco last week, Aileen Lee talked about that HBR study and the bias she sees every day. She also shared very specific advice for female founders. Read More


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The Silicon Valley blacklist

| July 2, 2017 | 0 Comments





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VC Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, apologizes to the women he ‘made…

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments




 In light of allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual advances, Binary Capital co-founder and managing partner Justin Caldbeck is taking an indefinite leave of absence, he said in a statement provided to TechCrunch. Read More


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Female founders accuse VC Justin Caldbeck of making unwanted advances

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Yesterday The Information reported on allegations made by half a dozen women working in the tech industry who say they have faced unwanted and inappropriate advances from Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Justin Caldbeck, co-founder and managing partner of Binary Capital. Read More


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Here are all the panels from TechCrunch Sessions: Justice

| June 18, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The conversation around diversity in tech persists. One effect of this has been the creation of executive positions designed to oversee a company’s approach to inclusion. That’s great. However, it has also resulted in the dilution of the word “diversity” and subsequent backlash in Silicon Valley and beyond. And yet, the tech industry is primed to not only model… Read More


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Saluting veteran founders and their mission-driven startups

| May 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Veterans seem much more likely to found companies centered on a social good mission. Read More


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Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments




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Women executives left Yahoo after company announced plans to sell itself

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments



(Reuters) – Women executives left Yahoo at an unusually high rate after the U.S. technology company announced plans to sell itself earlier this year, but it was not immediately clear why, according to the company’s 2016 diversity report, released on Monday. The sharp drop comes as Silicon Valley faces pressure to diversify a workforce heavily dominated […]


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Transforming The Conversation On Women In Computer Science

| December 20, 2014




 Barbie and Mattel made news recently in the world of computer science. While initial reaction to Mattel’sBarbie “I Can Be a Computer Engineer” book focused on all-too-common and inaccurate stereotypes, conversation that has developed around the book is actually helping to shine the spotlight on two very important issues. Read More


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Microsoft’s Plan To Become More Diverse

| December 4, 2014




 At its annual shareholder’s meeting this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Chairman John Thompson fielded a series of questions from the Reverend Jesse Jackson concerning diversity inside the technology company. The set of queries gave Microsoft a chance to address how it approaches the issue. Read More


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When Did Insects Evolve?

| November 6, 2014



Dinosaurs did not have lice, and other amazing discoveries in a new research collaboration involving 100 scientists.

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Amazon’s Diversity Report Is Another White-Male-Dominated Tech Story

| November 3, 2014




 Amazon is the latest tech company to drop diversity figures, quietly slipping them out on Friday, the day of choice for entities hoping to roll bad news into the rush of an impending weekend. So what was Amazon keen not to shout about? It’s another lack of diversity in tech story. Read More


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