Liz Gannes

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Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Calls Gender Discrimination Charges False

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and public leader John Doerr today issued a statement that directly rejects the gender discrimination lawsuit leveled against the firm by partner Ellen Pao. Doerr said his firm intends to defend itself “vigorously” against the “false allegations,” adding the charges had previously been found to be without merit by an independent expert, and reiterated KPCB’s track record of hiring and funding women and their companies. The full statement is here.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work