Heads Up is a trivia-style party game that was recently featured (and played) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. With the game installed on just one iPhone, you can challenge a friend or several friends to a trivia competition. While you won't have much fun alone with Heads Up, it might be the perfect app for livening up a dinner party or family event.
The way it works is, you pick a trivia category from one of seven themed decks of "cards." These aren't actually trivia categories in the traditional sense; Heads Up combines trivia with identifying … Read more
She filed a lawsuit against the legendary venture capital firm alleging having suffered retaliation after rebuffing sexual advances from senior partners. She also claimed that Kleiner Perkins discriminated against her and other female employees when it came to promotions and pay. Kleiner Perkins has denied all of Pao's allegations, which made for quite a number of Peyton Place comes to Silicon Valley headlines when they first hit.
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Ellen Pao, the junior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who filed a lawsuit earlier this year against her employer alleging gender discrimination and retaliation, has been fired from the Silicon Valley VC, she announced late Tuesday.
"I have been terminated from my job at KPCB," she said in a statement on Q&A site Quora. "On Monday afternoon, senior management told me to clean out my office, leave, and not come back."
Pao's allegation was included in an updated response to a Quora user's … Read more
In a pivotal decision, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn on Friday rejected Kleiner Perkins' argument to send the Ellen Pao sexual discrimination lawsuit to arbitration.
Pao filed her lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in May. She claimed the company discriminated against her and 20 other female employees, referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Does, when it came to pay and promotions.
Kleiner Perkins, which denies Pao's allegations, argued that she had earlier signed employment agreements that would have bound her to arbitrate any legal disputes. The obvious benefit for Kleiner Perkins here would have … Read more
The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers was tentatively denied its request for arbitration in the gender discrimination lawsuit brought by junior partner Ellen Pao.
According to Reuters, Judge Harold Kahn made a preliminary ruling today that the case should continue to go through the courts rather than be moved to third-party arbitration, which the firm requested last month.
"There is no arbitration agreement between plaintiff and defendant," Kahn wrote in his initial ruling, according to Reuters.
Kleiner Perkins, in a statement, said it believes it has strong arguments and precedent to move the matter to … Read more
Kleiner Perkins filed a seven-page response that denied the gender discrimination and retaliation charges brought by junior partner Ellen Pao in a lawsuit last month, stating that her complaints were "without merit."
In other words, Kleiner Perkins has made good on its promise to "vigorously defend our reputation," as Kleiner's senior partner John Doerr said in a statement last month.
The issue at hand is a gender discrimination complaint that junior partner Ellen Pao filed against the venture capital firm in the Superior Court of California on May 10. The complaint alleges that Pao endured … Read more
We'll wait until tomorrow to go over all the Apple announcements from WWDC, so today's show is all about Jeff's return to the East Coast and his E3 wrap-up. Jeff and Scott Stein agree that the show lacked the hardware announcements everyone expected, with Nintendo playing serious catch-up with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Jeff and I then envision a potential future without E3 or maybe even a move to New York, where my co-host wouldn't be forced to play next-gen hockey games as the LA Kings.
Moving on, we'll talk about Microsoft registering … Read more
LOS ANGELES--David Cage had a great E3. The French game director and the development team he leads up, Quantic Dream, are responsible for some of the industry's most ambitious interactive entertainment experiences like 2010's Heavy Rain. At an event where originality and innovation were the hottest of commodities, showing a game like Beyond: Two Souls was like hitting the jackpot.
I was lucky enough to attend a breakout session hosted by Cage where he dove a little deeper into the world he has created for Beyond: Two Souls. … Read more
After weeks of dodging the press about the gender discrimination lawsuit she filed against her employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Ellen Pao says she doesn't plan on quitting the venture capital firm.
This news doesn't come by the way of the press, however. Instead, Pao quietly made the announcement on the Web site Quora, according to TechCrunch, which first reported this news.
Yesterday, a Quora user posted the question, "Did Ellen Pao quit KPCB after the lawsuit?" and under her own account name Pao replied "No, and I don't plan to quit."… Read more