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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




Oh, the places he could go! The post Mark Zuckerberg Should Really Listen to Himself appeared first on WIRED.

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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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Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in Exposing Tech’s Gender Gap

| October 31, 2014





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Microsoft’s CEO Apologizes Again For Comments On Women, Promises New Diversity Efforts

| October 16, 2014




 Microsoft is working to repair its public image and change course by addressing the damage that CEO Satya Nadella caused last week by saying that women should, perhaps, not ask for raises. His comments immediately became an international high water mark for tone-deafness — and being flat wrong — and he continues to apologize and promise change. Read More


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