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A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.
In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.
Google Fiber expands; Jim Goodnight's venture play; non-GMO food label; new Instagram app; GSK's next HQ in Asia
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Google Fiber is expanding; Jim Goodnight's new venture play is biotech; a proposed label for non-GMO foods; Instagram has a new app; and GSK is building a new Asian headquarters.
At an event put on by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and supported by GlaxoSmithKline, more than 300 people who are losing their jobs at GSK through layoffs gathered to hear about possible options for future employment. "There is life beyond GSK," former GlaxoWellcome CEO Robert Ingram tells the crowd.
More than 20 companies - most of them high-tech, including IBM - from across the Triangle will be looking to fill some 1,000 jobs at the North Carolina Technology Association's "Come Tech Out the Triangle" job fair in Raleigh.
Jurors who will decide the outcome of a gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to hear more closing arguments on Wednesday, a day after attorneys painted competing portraits of the woman behind the suit.
A sex discrimination trial that has put a spotlight on gender imbalance in Silicon Valley has prompted some technology and venture capital companies to re-examine their cultures and practices -- even before a jury reaches its verdict.
A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.
Diversity in the high-tech sector is a hot issue these days - and deservedly so. But an incident at South by Southwest on Monday with a Google diversity exec calling out her company's chair Eric Schmidt for rudeness during a panel discussion on diversity shows we white males still have a l-o-o-o-n-g way to go.
Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.
The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.
One of the most powerful women in venture capital and a well-respected tech investor says she never saw or experienced gender discrimination at the firm at the center of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit.
The trial of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms had the potential for a dramatic showdown last week when plaintiff Ellen Pao took the witness stand. But experts say her testimony produced no big moments that could tilt the jury for or against her in the case that some say spotlights the gross under-representation of women at elite Silicon Valley investment companies.