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March 28, 2015, 12:30 AM

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Live: Ellen Pao Loses on All Claims in Historic Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao lost her gender discrimination lawsuit against former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Friday, a closely watched trial that has captivated Silicon Valley and served …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Ellen Pao's Statement On Losing The Kleiner Perkins Case: “The Battle Was Worth It”  —  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 …
Rachel Whetstone / Google Public Policy Blog:
Using GIFs, Google critiques a Wall Street Journal report about its White House influence during an FTC probe  —  Really, Rupert?  —  Last year Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, accused Google of creating a “less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.”
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition for free initially; sign-ups begin as soon as next week with kits shipping later in spring  —  Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition for free  —  Developers “big or small” will be able to apply possibly as early as next week.
Anne Toth / Slack:
Slack confirms hackers accessed its user database in February, introduces two factor authentication  —  March 2015 Security Incident and the Launch of Two Factor Authentication  —  We were recently able to confirm that there was unauthorized access to a Slack database storing user profile information.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Stolen Uber Customer Accounts Are for Sale on the Dark Web for $1  —  Active Uber accounts are for sale on a dark web marketplace for as little as $1 each, Motherboard has learned.  —  One seller claims he has “thousands” of user logins for sale.  —  A username and password is all you need …
More: The VergeThanks:@derektmead
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's strategy: buy, build, and partner because a single app no longer meets the needs of all users  —  Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App  —  F8 started with a family photo.  But not of the Zuckerbergs.  Of Facebook's products.  “Facebook used to be this one blue app on your phone …
More: SocialTimes and Medium
Jana Kasperkevic / Guardian:
Amazon to remove non-compete clause from contracts for hourly workers  —  Announcement comes after the Verge reported that the retailer required its US employees, including seasonal workers, to sign non-compete contracts  —  Amazon is to remove a “non-compete” clause from its employment contracts …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Goodbye Blekko: Search Engine Joins IBM's Watson Team  —  Add Blekko to the list of startup search engines that has come and now gone.  —  A message on the Blekko home page, shown above, says that “The blekko technology and team have joined IBM Watson!”  The page redirects to a post …

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