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Former Silicon Valley VC says Ghislaine Maxwell attended an investor party in 2011 despite reports 'about her supplying underage girls for sex'

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao said Monday that Ghislaine Maxwell attended a 2011 party in Silicon Valley hosted by the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. "We knew about her supplying underage girls for sex, but I guess that was fine with the 'cool' people who managed the tightly controlled guest list," Pao wrote in a tweet. Pao, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins, later clarified to Business Insider that people at the party "suspected" Maxwell was guilty because some of Epstein's victims had...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Hp, Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Reid Hoffman, Reddit, Maxwell, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer


YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC


Ellen Pao Is Wrong

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Tags: Uncategorized, Ellen Pao, Frugality


Why Ellen Pao and Elizabeth Bentivegna Drag The Women’s Movement Back 50 Years

She just looks like a huge pain in the ass. Just like the race card gets yanked out whenever someone doesn’t get what they want or things don’t go their way, women are increasingly using their gender to accuse people of not treating them fairly. While both racism & sexism happen, IMO the vast majority of accusations are pure B.S. I’m going with this girl having bad vibes and being an undergrad with little to no raw talent or experience.  I’m sorry but she is full of isht. She’s throw...
Tags: Uncategorized, Ellen Pao, Frugality, Elizabeth Bentivegna


Alexis Ohanian has left Reddit's board in a 'long overdue' move. Here's how he launched Reddit into a $3 billion behemoth and became an outspoken activist in the tech world.

Alexis Ohanian, who cofounded Reddit in 2005, has been called the "Mayor of the Internet." He and cofounder Steve Huffman built the company over 16 months, then sold it to Condé Nast in 2006 for somewhere between $10 and $20 million. Today, the company is worth $3 billion.  Since then, Ohanian has become a venture capitalist, has helped launch two more companies, and has fought against a bill that would have stifled internet innovation.  In 2015, he met tennis superstar Serena Williams. The co...
Tags: Congress, Trends, Rome, Williams, New York Times, Paris, Reddit, Nba, New Orleans, Armenia, Conde Nast, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Yishan Wong, Graham, Gran Turismo


Alexis Ohanian reportedly didn't tell Reddit's CEO he intended to resign from the board before announcing it publicly

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian resigned in early June from the platform's board of directors, a move to "do the right thing" in distancing himself from a website with a history of racist and hateful content. CEO Steve Huffman told Bloomberg in a recent interview that Ohanian didn't give him prior notice of his decision to leave the board before he publicly announced it in a blog post on his website. Reddit also told Bloomberg that it would be enacting a policy for the first time ever explicit...
Tags: Ebay, Trends, Bloomberg, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Steve Huffman, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Seibel, Ohanian, Devin Wenig, Reddit Huffman


The moment might be right for the venture capital industry to finally address its lack of racial diversity — but only if it learns the right lessons from the #MeToo movement, advocates say

The ongoing protests over police brutality and systemic racism have led to scrutiny in Silicon Valley over its poor track record on racial diversity, particularly in the venture industry. Many in and around the industry see parallels to the #MeToo movement and spotlight it shone on gender discrimination in the tech and venture businesses. While many advocates for Black investors and founders think there are lessons to be learned from that movement but say the movement for racial equality in th...
Tags: Stanford, America, San Francisco, Trends, Shervin Pishevar, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Deloitte, Andreessen Horowitz, Sykes, Hudson, Black, Kleiner Perkins, National Venture Capital Association, Dave Mcclure, Valley


As the venture industry is under pressure to address its lack of racial diversity, the #MeToo moment offers both lessons and a cautionary tale, advocates say

The ongoing protests over police brutality and systemic racism have led to scrutiny in Silicon Valley over its poor track record on racial diversity, particularly in the venture industry. Many in and around the industry see parallels to the #MeToo movement and spotlight it shone on gender discrimination in the tech and venture businesses. While many advocates for Black investors and founders think there are lessons to be learned from that movement but say the movement for racial equality in th...
Tags: Stanford, America, San Francisco, Trends, Shervin Pishevar, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Deloitte, Andreessen Horowitz, Sykes, Hudson, Black, Kleiner Perkins, National Venture Capital Association, Dave Mcclure, Valley


Facebook’s chief diversity officer will now report directly to Sheryl Sandberg

Amid a heavier focus on race, diversity and inclusion in light of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, Facebook is making its chief diversity officer, Maxine Williams, report directly to COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg wrote in a memo to Facebook employees today. Before, Williams reported to VP of Human Resources Janelle Gale. “We are expanding Maxine’s role and putting Diversity & Inclusion at the heart of our ongoing management team discussions and processes – at the heart o...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Minneapolis, America, Tech, Diversity, United States, Williams, Ellen Pao, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Maxine Williams, Maxine


Hundreds of Reddit moderators demand the platform change its policies to explicitly ban racism

Reddit moderators on Monday penned a letter calling on the platform to add a policy that explicitly bans racism and hate speech. The platform has a long history of providing a home to hateful rhetoric and hate-based communities after being founded 15 years ago as a place for free expression. Reddit has faced increased criticism recently after CEO Steve Huffman wrote a letter to employees last week in support of police brutality protesters, which moderators called an act of "blatant hypocrisy."...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Black, Steve, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Ohanian


Reddit's CEO Promises More Moderator Involvement in Shaping Corporate Policy

Reddit is vowing more changes after its co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigned and requested they replace him with a black candidate. First Reddit's other co-founder (and current CEO) Steve Huffman, calls it "a request that the board and I will honor." But in a post on Reddit last night, CEO Huffman announced additional steps they'll take, reports Mashable: Huffman said the company will focus on the parts of Reddit that "reflect an unflattering but real resemblance to the world in the hate that bla...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Steve Huffman, Huffman, First Reddit


It's Not Enough to Quit Your Job

Across the country, white people are being called on to use their power and privilege to lift up black people—by hiring them, promoting them, and in some cases actively relinquishing power. In a particularly bold reflection of this stance, Alexis Ohanian announced that he will step down from his seat on the board of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Racism, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Hate Speech, Black Lives Matter


Some of Reddit's most popular threads are going private to protest hate speech and racism on the platform

More than 25 popular Reddit threads are going private Wednesday to protest the platform's policies on hate speech and racism. Various subreddits have said the move is designed to call attention to Reddit's lack of action against users posting hateful content and threads filled with alt-right rhetoric, such as the platform's infamous subreddit r/the_donald. In response to ongoing nationwide protests over police brutality, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman recently penned a letter to employees, saying th...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Minneapolis, Youtube, NFL, Trends, United States, Reddit, Ellen Pao, BLM, Steve Huffman, Floyd, Huffman, Pao, George Floyd, DankMemes


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook's decision to allow Trump's post in an internal meeting, even as his employees protested and resigned. On a heated call with employees on Tuesday, the Facebook CEO refused to change course on the company's decision to allow a post by President Donald Trump that was criticized as "glorifying violence." The Trump administration was hit with the first lawsuit challenging its executive order targ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Reddit, Ellen Pao, Donald Trump, Nasdaq


Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Rips Current Reddit CEO Steve Huffman

A letter to Reddit employees from current CEO Steve Huffman drew the ire of former CEO Ellen Pao. Huffman shared his letter to all Reddit employees in response to the nationwide racial unrest and demonstrations spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis May 25 following the use of excessive force by the police...
Tags: Minneapolis, Advertising, Reddit, Ellen Pao, Steve Huffman, Social Pro Daily, George Floyd, Ellen Pao Huffman


Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao called the platform out for not shutting down r/the_donald after the company published a controversial letter addressing protests: 'So much of what is happening now lies at your feet'

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman posted a letter to Reddit employees in response to recent protests over police killings of Black Americans. Former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao responded to the letter on Twitter, calling Huffman out for not shutting down pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald. Reddit quarantined r/the_donald in June 2019, but the subreddit came under fire for being a site for far-right rhetoric. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On June 1, current Reddit CEO Steve Huffman put...
Tags: Twitter, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, Vox, BLM, Jones, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Pao, Victoria Taylor, Christchurch New Zealand, Reddit Twitter, Ellen K Pao, George Floyd


General Catalyst leads $6 million investment in team productivity startup Range

In case you haven’t heard, VCs are loving on workplace software as of late and productivity tools that help teams collaborate seem to be a particular frothy area of investment. A smattering of top VC firms and angels including General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Biz Stone and Ellen Pao are throwing their confidence behind a new productivity startup called Range. The tool is focused around helping small teams collaborate, grow closer and track their work together. There are qui...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Mozilla, Ellen Pao, Ev Williams, General Catalyst, Biz Stone, Jen, Braden Kowitz, Braden, Dennard, Google Docs Google, Dan Pupius Jennifer Dennard, Twitter Carta, Pupius


The 27 biggest tech scandals of 2019

The past year has seen one tech controversy after another.  From WeWork's failed IPO to Jeff Bezos' divorce and his explosive blog post accusing the National Enquirer of blackmail, no month has been tame.  Below, we've highlighted the biggest scandals of 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The past year has had its fair share of scandal.  From Jeff Bezos' divorce and subsequent feud with the National Enquirer to the WeWork IPO disaster, the tech world has experienced mis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, Mac, Dick Costolo, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Ipo, Virginia, India


Shonda Rhimes signs podcast deal iHeartMedia

Shondaland, the production company founded by “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, has signed a deal to create a new slate of podcasts for iHeartRadio over the next three years. As part of the deal, Shondaland is launching a new division called Shondaland Audio, with executive Sandie Bailey in charge of day-to-day operations. Rhimes will be involved as well, overseeing the development of the new podcasts. While Shondaland is known for its TV shows, it has already been movi...
Tags: Startups, Shonda Rhimes, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Netflix, Ellen Pao, Iheartradio, Katie, Obamas, Shondaland, Rhimes, Katie Lowes, Iheartmedia, Grey s Anatomy, HowStuffWorks


Shonda Rhimes signs podcast deal with iHeartMedia

Shondaland, the production company founded by “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, has signed a deal to create a new slate of podcasts for iHeartRadio over the next three years. As part of the deal, Shondaland is launching a new division called Shondaland Audio, with executive Sandie Bailey in charge of day-to-day operations. Rhimes will be involved as well, overseeing the development of the new podcasts. While Shondaland is known for its TV shows, it has already been movi...
Tags: Shonda Rhimes, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Ellen Pao, Iheartradio, Katie, Obamas, Shondaland, Rhimes, Katie Lowes, Iheartmedia, Grey s Anatomy, HowStuffWorks


Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed

Project Include CEO Ellen Pao, who has been working to foster diversity, inclusion and ethics in the tech industry, called out Twitter’s “public square” model as flawed — and a decision that indicates a lack of ethical consideration, on Twitter’s part. The topic of Twitter came up on a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019 this morning, when Pao was asked her opinion as to whether Twitter should make exceptions to its platform rules for public figures — like President Trump, for example. She sa...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, Tech, Diversity, Ellen Pao, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Techcrunch Disrupt, Trump, Pao, TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2019


Meet the power players at Netflix leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Getting a seat at the VC table

Monique Villa Contributor Share on Twitter Monique Villa is an investor at Mucker Capital, a seed and “pre-seed” stage fund investing in companies powering a software-enabled world. She is also the Founder of Nashville-based ModernCapital, a community of startup founders and ecosystem partners committed to company building in the Southeast (#BuildInSE). We are witnessing the greatest paradigm shift in power since the advent of ...
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Meet the power players at Netflix, who are leading the streaming giant's defense against Disney and other rivals (NFLX)

Netflix is about to face a bevy of new streaming-video competitors — some larger, with more experience developing TV and film, and with deeper pockets than itself. Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are all launching subscription services in 2019. Netflix is focusing on its growing international audience, building its reputation for Hollywood-grade films and children's programming, and inking distribution deals with more wireless and TV providers to keep growing its subscriber base, in spite of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Orange Is The New Black, Japan, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Nbc, Yahoo, Abc, California, Stanford, India


Sorry, Facebook and Google, Ellen Pao says startups will fix Silicon Valley's diversity problem

New data suggests that if startups make an early commitment to diversity, they could reverse decades of discrimination in tech.
Tags: Google, News, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Sorry Facebook


Sorry, Facebook and Google, Ellen Pao says startups will fix Silicon Valley's diversity problem

New data suggests that if startups make an early commitment to diversity, they could reverse decades of discrimination in tech.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Usa Today, Sorry Facebook


Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3 billion valuation

Reddit is raising $150 million to $300 million to keep the front page of the Internet running, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. The forthcoming Series D round is said to be led by Chinese tech giant Tencent at a $2.7 billion pre-money valuation. Depending on how much follow-on cash Reddit drums up from Silicon Valley investors and beyond, its post-money valuation could reach an epic $3 billion. As more people seek esoteric community and off-kilter entertainment online, Reddit continues to gr...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, China, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Tencent, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Conde Nast, Sam Altman


No Pipeline Problem: Backstage Capital’s Detroit Plans Spark Excitement

In September, Backstage Capital, a venture investment firm seeding early-stage startups led by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, launched a $36 million fund to help support black women founders.At the same time, managing partner Arlan Hamilton said the Los Angeles-based firm would run accelerators in four cities: London, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and a fourth city that would be determined by a public vote. Earlier this month, from the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, Hami...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles, Trends, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital, Brad Feld, Ellen Pao, Detroit, Accelerators, Midwest, DETROIT Detroit, National blog main, New York blog main, National top stories


After a huge user revolt, nobody wanted to work at Reddit. 3 years later, the CEO explains how the 'front page of the internet' rebuilt the team.

Reddit, known as the "front page of the internet," has weathered a lot of storms. Over the years, the site has been dogged by user revolts, controversial content, and public ousters of its leaders. The situation made hiring a nightmare. When Steve Huffman, the site's cofounder, rejoined the company as CEO in 2015, he learned that very few people in Silicon Valley wanted to work at Reddit. This is a story about how Reddit persuaded hundreds of engineers to come work for the company — and give R...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Groupon, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman


After a huge user revolt, nobody wanted to work at Reddit. Three years later, the CEO explains how the 'front page of the internet' rebuilt the team

Reddit, known as the "front page of the internet," has weathered a lot of storms. Over the years, the site has been dogged by user revolts, controversial content, and public oustings of its leaders. The situation made hiring a nightmare. When Steve Huffman, the site's cofounder, rejoined the company as CEO in 2015, he learned that very few people in Silicon Valley wanted to work at Reddit. This is a story about how Reddit convinced hundreds of engineers to come work for the company — and gave ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Groupon, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman