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Malone, an alternate juror in Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, Caufield and Byers case and a partner at user-experience design firm Tangible UX, poses in her San Francisco neighborhood of Bernal HeightsTo some Silicon Valley watchers, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers gender discrimination case became a referendum on the challenging state of women in technology. The jury on Friday cleared Kleiner on all charges of gender bias and retaliation, leaving the technology community scouring the jurors for the thinking behind their decision and for clues on whether other gender discrimination cases can succeed. For Erin Malone, 51, an alternate juror who sat through four weeks of testimony but did not end up deliberating on the verdict, it came down to the credibility of Ellen Pao, 45, the plaintiff who had worked as a partner at Kleiner until 2012. Sympathetic to Pao in many areas, Malone, who designs technology allowing users to interact with apps and websites, said she herself felt she reached a "glass ceiling" when she worked at Yahoo Inc years ago.


U.S. coding site GitHub said on Sunday that it was deflecting most of the traffic from a days-long cyber attack that had caused intermittent outages for the social coding site, with the Wall Street Journal citing China as the source of the attack. The Wall Street Journal reported that the flood of Internet traffic to GitHub came from Chinese search engine Baidu Inc, targeting two GitHub pages that linked to copies of sites that are banned in China.

Daimler CEO Zetsche poses for photographers following the company's annual news conference in StuttgartSouth Korea's LG Chem said it had been picked by Daimler AG as the sole battery supplier for the automaker's new range of Smart electric vehicles, which will be launched in 2016. LG Chem did not disclose the value or volume of the deal, but said EVs account for a small portion of about 100,000 Smart mini cars sold a year currently. LG Chem, which is also an EV battery supplier for General Motors and Renault SA, said it will provide Smart EV battery cells, which will be made into packs by Daimler's wholly owned subsidiary Deutsche ACCUmotive. Daimler is LG Chem's 13th automaker client for EV battery packs.


Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Fiorina listens to a question from the media after speaking at the New England Council's "Politics and Eggs" breakfast in BedfordBy Alina Selyukh and Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May. Fiorina, speaking on "Fox News Sunday," said she could not yet announce the bid because she was working to establish her team and put together what she described as "the right support" and financial resources. Fiorina is one of many potential Republican presidential candidates including former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Earlier this month, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the first major figure from either political party to formally announce his 2016 presidential bid.


By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Britain's Interoute, a high-capacity data network and corporate cloud services provider, is taking on new private equity investors to fund acquisitions across Europe and the United States, the company said on Monday. Aleph Capital Partners, a UK investment firm headed by former Goldman Sachs European private equity investment chief Hugues Lepic, and Crestview Partners, a U.S. private equity firm founded by ex-Goldman colleagues, have agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in London-based Interoute.

Dancing spider-like robots are displayed at the Intel booth during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas(Reuters) - Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and other industrial applications, would underscore Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich's determination to expand into new markets as the personal computer industry loses steam. Earlier this month, Intel slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast to $12.8 billion, plus or minus $300 million, as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers. Shares of Altera shot up about 28 percent after the talks were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, closing at $44.39 per share on the Nasdaq.


'Grinder' biohacks his eyeballs to get night visionMembers of a biohacking site experiment with a chlorophyll-like substance to try to see better at night. The instructions are online.


  Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:22:00 -0400

Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move


Encrypted communication 'biggest problem' in tackling terrorism, Europol warnsThe European agency says tracking and monitoring terrorist suspects is increasingly difficult in a world where encryption is becoming commonplace.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:57:40 -0400

Coachella, Lollapalooza ban selfie sticksThe upcoming Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals have joined a growing number of festivals worldwide forbidding selfie sticks on the grounds.


Government says new technology stymies Australian tax systemA new discussion paper released by the Australian government suggests that the emergence of new financial transaction technology such as bitcoin is making it tough for the country's authorities to clamp down on tax avoidance.


Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against pro-discrimination lawsPublished in the Washington Post, the Apple CEO's latest statement says a wave of legislation is pending across the country that would discriminate against the LGBT community.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:27:00 -0400

Halo 5 lands on Xbox One this October 27th


Researchers demonstrate quantum entanglement, prove Einstein wrongWhat Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance" has been successfully demonstrated for the first time.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:28:26 -0400

British Airways confirms frequent flyer hackThe airline has confirmed thousands of frequent flyer accounts have been accessed.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:27:09 -0400

Halo 5 hits Xbox One on October 27thHalo 5: Guardians will be released for Xbox One on October 27th. The date comes via a new live-action trailer that you can watch above; it won't tell you much about the game itself, but it appears that things aren't too rosy between Master Chief and new protagonist Jameson Locke. (As a commenter notes below, there's another version of the trailer which turns the tables. We've included that too.)


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:05:00 -0400

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​Telco complaints lower by another 4.5 percentAustralian telecommunications complaints have lowered for the fourth quarter in a row, despite teclos reporting that they have increased their customer numbers.


Apple's Tim Cook speaks out against discriminatory 'religious freedom' lawsApple CEO Tim Cook has used the editorial pages of The Washington Post to condemn laws that allow businesses to refuse service to homosexuals or other groups on the grounds of "religious freedom." Calling the legislation "something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook says these laws "rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear. Although Indiana has been the focus of recent attention, as Governor Mike Pence signed a bill on Thursday legalizing discrimination for religious reasons, 19 other states have similar laws on the books. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed another "religious freedom" bill last year after widespread opposition from the public and companies including Apple. "America's business community recognized a long time ago that discrimination, in all its forms, is bad for business," Cook writes.


GitHub suffers 'largest DDoS' attack in site's historyUS coding website GitHub is fending off a DDoS onslaught focused on shutting down anticensorship tools.


The dos and don'ts: Adrian Di Marco's lessons to successAdrian Di Marco's experience with multinational companies gave him a glimpse into what he did not want to become, which eventually paved the way for him to establish TechnologyOne.


Turnbull wants transformation office to be shared globallyAustralian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that the new Digital Transformation Office will share its successful applications with governments and industry.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:11:00 -0400

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​NewSat continues to seek funding for Jabiru-1 satelliteNewSat has requested for its trading halt to remain in place until it is able to find a solution with lenders in the United States to provide additional capital raising for its Jabiru-1 satellite project.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:49:00 -0400
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Ignorance could be bliss for next generations of businessThe conditions are ripe for businesses and services to do away with wanting to get their hands on as much of their users' information as possible.


  Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:36:08 -0400
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This Microsoft help page comes with a warning: 'this process requires patience'I may have accidentally stumbled into the purgatory of Microsoft online services. It all happened innocently enough: if you're anything like me, you probably set up your Xbox Live account many years ago. The Hotmail email address I chose that fateful day nearly a decade ago has since become a relic of another time, utterly swamped with spam emails and hindered by an embarrassing account name. It's with good reason, then, that I hoped to switch my Gamertag over to my primary Microsoft account, the email address that now ties together everything from my email and calendar to Microsoft Office and OneDrive.


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New Samsung and HTC flagships, Chromebook Pixel, Fitbit Surge (MobileTechRoundup show #342)Samsung and HTC flagships went up for pre-order last week, shipping this week. Matthew ordered both, but shares with Kevin why he's not sure either will stay.


School principals threaten parents with police if kids play 'Grand Theft Auto'Technically Incorrect: A group of British school principals sends a letter to parents saying that violent adult-rated video games risk getting them into serious trouble.


Anarchy in the storage frame: No future for SANsWant to build storage out like a hyperscale cloud provider? Then forget expensive and proprietary SAN and NAS frames.


Life with the Moto 360: has Motorola's smartwatch turned a corner?



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