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Deborah M. Todd

Jan 18 2017

Wife of Florida nightclub gunman pleads not guilty to aiding attack

OAKLAND, Calif. The wife of the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges she assisted him ahead of the fatal shooting of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Florida and later misleading authorities.

Jan 17 2017

Yahoo Japan defies calls to rethink ivory sales as Yahoo Inc CEO weighs in

TOKYO/SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants.

Jan 10 2017

Ellen Pao, once at center of gender case, joins Kapor in diversity role

SAN FRANCISCO Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday.

Jan 10 2017

Ellen Pao, once at center of gender case, joins Kapor in diversity role

SAN FRANCISCO Former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Ellen Pao, whose 2012 gender discrimination lawsuit against the venture firm fueled a debate over tech industry diversity, has joined Oakland-based Kapor Center for Social Impact as an investor and diversity advocate, Kapor announced Tuesday.

Dec 19 2016

Virtual butler 'Jarvis' takes up residence in Facebook founder's home

Mark Zuckerberg on Monday introduced the world to "Jarvis", an artificial intelligence system the Facebook chief created in his spare time, which can choose and play music, turn on lights, and recognize visitors, deciding whether to open the front door.

Dec 18 2016

Virtual assistants expected to top virtual reality in holiday sales

Virtual assistants are set to pummel virtual reality headsets in the fight for consumer dollars this holiday season, while smartwatches drive wearable sales. Drones may fly under the radar, though.

Nov 23 2016

AppNexus bans Breitbart from ad exchange, citing hate speech

Breitbart News, the outlet once led by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's chief strategist, has been blocked by one of the largest advertising exchanges serving digital publishers due to hate speech.

Nov 20 2016

Galaxy Note 7 recall did not damage Samsung brand in U.S.: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO A global recall of fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphones did not appear to hurt U.S. consumers' willingness to buy Samsung Electronics phones, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Sunday showed.

Nov 09 2016

Clinton voters despair over Trump victory

Los Angeles teacher Laura McCutcheon gathered with like-minded friends Tuesday night for what she thought would be a celebration of Hillary Clinton’s presidential win. | Video

Nov 01 2016

Women executives left Yahoo in U.S. amid layoffs, deal talk

Women executives left Yahoo Inc U.S. operations at an unusually high rate after the technology company announced plans to sell itself earlier this year, but it was not immediately clear why, according to the company's 2016 diversity report, released on Monday.

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