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A California jury rejected charges of gender discrimination against a prominent venture capital firm Friday in a case seen as a proxy trial of Silicon Valley sex bias. The state court jury found Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) did not discriminate against Ellen Pao, who claimed she was fired after complaining about bias at the firm that notably backed Amazon, Facebook and Google.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.