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March 27, 2015, 7:20 PM

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Re/code:
Jury answers “no” on three of four of Ellen Pao's claims against Kleiner Perkins, asked to deliberate again on retaliation claim to reach sufficient majority  —  Live: Jury Misstep Leaves Pao/Kleiner Perkins Verdict in Limbo for Now  —  Ellen Pao appeared to lose …
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.
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.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Baidu's Internet traffic was hijacked to DDoS GitHub and GreatFire in a move that required access to network infrastructure; GitHub DDoS attack continues  —  Did China Just Launch a Cyber Attack on GitHub?  —  Late Thursday night, the popular coding site GitHub announced that someone …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube is experimenting with 4K resolution, 60 FPS video on a limited selection of clips  —  YouTube Is Experimenting With Ultra High Def, Ultra Smooth Video Playback — Here Are The Examples  —  Just a few months back, YouTube bumped up the quality of the videos it hosts by allowing for gorgeous, 60 FPS video playback.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google partners with Johnson & Johnson to develop robots to assist surgeons, pending clearance from antitrust authorities  —  Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal With J&J  —  Google search for big new industries for its technology has led it to the operating room.
Kendall Almerico / Entrepreneur:
SEC OKs rules letting technology startups raise up to $50M from unaccredited investors  —  SEC: Startups Can Now Raise $50 Million in ‘Mini IPO’  —  The SEC on Wednesday approved game-changing final rules in the implementation of Title IV of the JOBS Act, known as “Regulation A+,” …

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