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Last Week in Betabeat: Sexism in Tech, Poachables Redux and Say Goodbye to Google Wage

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: 3D-Printer Shapeways Opens a U.S. Distribution Center in Queens: Next Step, ‘Factory of the Future’ The company announced its first U.S. distribution center, a 5,000 sq. ft. facility in Long...
Last Week in Betabeat: Sexism in Tech, Poachables Redux and Say Goodbye to Google Wage

Facebook explains policy on hate speech and other harmful content

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In response to Facebook has shared an explanation of how it defines hate speech and harmful content, as well as its plans to address the issues of cruel and insensitive content on the site, following challenges from Women, Action and The Media, the Everyday Sexism Project and a number of activists and organizations calling...
Facebook explains policy on hate speech and other harmful content

This Story Of A Woman Speaking Out Against Sexism In The Gaming Biz Will Turn Your Stomach

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The gaming industry is abuzz because Brenda Romero, disgusted by an act of sexism at the Gamer's Developers Conference, resigned her position as co-chair of the International Game Developer's Association's Women in Games group. But this is not the first horrifying story to rock the gaming industry this week. On...
This Story Of A Woman Speaking Out Against Sexism In The Gaming Biz Will Turn Your Stomach

Borderlands 2 'girlfriend mode': why a casual misstep matters

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Designer John Hemingway's throwaway comment could be the spark that ignites the powderkeg of sexism in games cultureYesterday, Eurogamer posted a Borderlands 2 article in which lead designer John Hemingway discussed the Mechromancer, a DLC-only character currently in progress. She's a small girl with a mechanical arm, and will have...
Borderlands 2 'girlfriend mode': why a casual misstep matters

E3 2012: Aisha Tyler takes on the gamer haters with Facebook rant

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The US actress chosen by Ubisoft to present its E3 press conference received a barrage of abuse from gamers who felt she knew nothing about the subject matter. Her Facebook response has become an internet sensationIt started almost immediately – the anonymous bile; the senseless aggression. Minutes into Ubisoft's E3...
E3 2012: Aisha Tyler takes on the gamer haters with Facebook rant

How Mens' Reactions To 'Donglegate' Speak To The Issue Of Sexism In The Tech Industry

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It's no secret that the tech industry is dominated by men.  And now, it's also no secret that it can be hard to be a woman in tech. Last week, a joke about dongles and forking at a tech conference led to two people losing their jobs, and sparked a discussion...
How Mens' Reactions To 'Donglegate' Speak To The Issue Of Sexism In The Tech Industry

Samsung's Huge Launch Was 'Shockingly Sexist,' Say Critics

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Samsung unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, last night at a big press event in New York.  But critics are saying that Samsung's Broadway-like event, which featured loads of showmanship, was sexist.  "To be fair, everyone in Samsung's bizarre, hourlong parade of awkward exchanges, forced laughs, and hammy...
Samsung's Huge Launch Was 'Shockingly Sexist,' Say Critics

@Sweden Uses His Platform to Lambast Sexism in Gaming

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(Photo: Twitter) The official Twitter account for the country of Sweden has tweeted relatively uneventfully following its Henry Blodget moment back in June, when a Swedish citizen named Sonja dispatched some questionable tweets about Jewish people. But this week's Swedish tweeter is Naseer Alkhouri, a "homeopathic Swede" who develops games for...
@Sweden Uses His Platform to Lambast Sexism in Gaming

Randy Komisar on the State of Women in Venture Capital

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Mr. Komisar. Sexism in the venture capital industry is insidious, systemic and subtle. Randy Komisar, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, said as much in a July 2010 interview posted on YouTube: There are not enough women in venture capital today. Venture capital tends to be clubby in the sense that you...
Randy Komisar on the State of Women in Venture Capital

A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

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It’s been a week of unusual activity for gender politics online. Social media has amplified issues around a few incidents where mistakes were made, people were offended and apologies were issued. But can these networks also help to find solutions as well as shining a light on the problems? The...
A week of sexism in the technology sector highlighted on the web

Booting Up: Shaking My Damn Head Edition

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An important figure in the history of computing who also happened to be a woman. (flickr.com/misbehave) There we were, idly checking our Twitter feed over brunch, when out lept the lede for the Times' piece on Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao, and Silicon Valley sexism. The opening line: "MEN invented the Internet."...
Booting Up: Shaking My Damn Head Edition

Today's Scuttlebot: Silicon Valley Sexism, and Apple After Jobs

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Thursday's selection includes the kinds of things people like to read about online, crowdfunding as a possible avenue for financing things like biotechnology and clean energy, and a Twitter feed that posts...
Today's Scuttlebot: Silicon Valley Sexism, and Apple After Jobs

Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)

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Pinterest is rubbing up against the limits of its own overmodest acceptable usage policy. The social site that lets people share images of things they really dig has told the FT  it plans to allow more nude images to be pinned by users — following complaints from artists and photographers...
Pinterest Is Looking For Ways To Rubberstamp The Right Kind Of Nudity (Aka Art, Not Porn)
Anita Sarkeesian, I Love You. But Please Show Us The Money

Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

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Plus Z10 v Xperia Z, why Bitcoin isn't a currrency (but is a medium of exchange), Microsoft hits at Facebook and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHome turf >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance (who used to work at Apple): While the...
Boot up: Facebook's next phone, BlackBerry R10?, RPS on sexism and more

Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

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When SendGrid landed itself on the wrong side of a debate about sexism in the tech industry, I was shocked. I live in Colorado and know the folks at SendGrid. SendGrid is the anchor of Boulder's warm-and-fuzzy startup community, one of the most successful companies to come out of incubator...
Here's The Real Reason SendGrid Fired The Woman Who Complained About 'Dongle' Jokes

FishbowlDC and female journalists' 'sexpot look': the Twitter backlash

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Betsy Rothstein's Woodwardesque investigation into 'sexy females on the loose' prompted an amusing reaction on TwitterIf you're just jumping in, here's the story so far:Fishbowl, "Where Politics & DC Media Mesh", is a sassy Washington-based blog owned by Mediabistro. On Thursday afternoon, it published "Females on Campaign Trail Go For...
FishbowlDC and female journalists' 'sexpot look': the Twitter backlash

Kleiner Perkins Sued for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

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Mr. Exelrod The “sexism in tech” debate is about to get new legs with the news that Ellen Pao, a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins, is suing the company for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. Ms. Pao has been an investment partner at Kleiner Perkins since 2005, and is...
Kleiner Perkins Sued for Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination

Sexism and the single hacker: Defcon's feminist moment

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Complaints about sexual harassment at world's largest hacker conference prompt discussion about treatment of women in a largely male security community. [Read more]...
Sexism and the single hacker: Defcon's feminist moment

Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment

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Thanks to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's media tour for her new book, people are  talking about women's careers. Interesting thing is, Sandberg's own industry, tech, is still one of the most sexist. One niche in particular is notorious: women programmers in the gaming industry. In two weeks, the Game Developers...
Female Game Programmers Tell Horrible Stories Of Harassment
Facebook Will Block Photos Celebrating Rape Following Ad Boycott
Facebook promises to crack down on hate speech after boycott campaign

Sergey Brin continues his crazed crusade for Google Glass

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As the world’s top advocate for Google Glass, Sergey Brin has to say a lot of stuff in favor of the technology — even if some of it’s pretty dumb. Brin, for example, doesn’t like touch screens. “I feel it’s kind of emasculating. You’re just rubbing this featureless piece...
Sergey Brin continues his crazed crusade for Google Glass

Boot up: Habbo Hotel, latest on Google Street View Wi-Fi case, Ping to die and more

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Plus those Microsoft lyrics explained, Verizon whacks moderate data users in the US and moreA (delayed; apologies) quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamShould your child play in Habbo Hotel? >> Channel 4 NewsExclusive: a Channel 4 News investigation uncovers shocking...
Boot up: Habbo Hotel, latest on Google Street View Wi-Fi case, Ping to die and more

Women's representation in media: readers preferences for online news revealed

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In the second of our series of datablog posts looking at women in online news, we present one year of every article published by the Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail with each article tagged by section, gender, and social media popularity• Explore the interactive• Get the dataWhen we shared the...
Women's representation in media: readers preferences for online news revealed

The Depressing Gender Gap at the Nation’s Top 71 Venture Capital Firms [Slideshow]

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Almost 50 percent of venture capital firms don’t have any female partners. The tech industry was shocked, shocked, when news broke last week that Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers had been accused of discriminating against women in a lawsuit filed by a female partner. It wasn’t just that a woman was accusing...
The Depressing Gender Gap at the Nation’s Top 71 Venture Capital Firms [Slideshow]
Social media's billion-person game of telephone is good for memes but bad for activism

Twitter's tales of sexism

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On International Women's Day last week, Linda Grant tweeted her thoughts about why feminism still matters. Thousands of shocking responses – from women and men – proved her point@jobellerina: Whilst delivering a strategic planning event, a male attendee comes in, walks past the young male intern, and hands me his...
Twitter's tales of sexism
Weird Science ponders the sexism inherent in its favored breast size

Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes

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Yesterday we followed the unfortunate tale of Sqoot‘s ill-chosen wording on a web flyer for their API Jam. The company stood accused of sexism in front of the internet, it’s not an easy trial, even if it was in the wrong. Some felt that Sqoot was handed a raw deal...
Sqoot and the aftermath; how a small company has to weather their mistakes
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