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Ellen Pao’s lawyer: Kleiner Perkins is not ‘above the law’

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SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers from each side of a high-profile gender bias suit sought to connect the dots of their respective cases during closing arguments on Tuesday as the month-long trial that has gripped Silicon Valley rounds into its home stretch.

At stake is the $16 million and perhaps millions more in punitive damages that Ellen Pao stands to gain if the interim Reddit CEO successfully proves to a jury of six men and six women that her former employer, venture capital powerhouse Kleiner…

Popular herbicide may indeed cause cancer, WHO says

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The World Health Organization (WHO) just picked a fight with one of the world’s top agrochemical giants, Monsanto

A 17-member WHO panel from 11 countries recently met to evaluate the evidence that particular organophosphate herbicides can cause cancer in humans. The panel, from an arm of the WHO known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer, published its findings on March 20 in the journal The Lancet Oncology

The WHO-sponsored…

Lost remains of ‘Don Quixote’ author found in Madrid convent

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Researchers announced Wednesday they’ve found the long lost remains of Spanish Don Quixote novelist Miguel de Cervantes in a Madrid convent

The announcement comes after a year-long excavation in the crypt of the Barefoot Trinitarians convent in Madrid’s historic Barrio de Las Letras, or Literary Quarter.

Madrid-based newspaper El Pais cautioned that researchers have yet to verify the find with DNA evidence. However it quoted…

Swarm Launches Direct Messaging, Ditches Awkward Public Plans

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Sony expands ‘Ghostbusters’ to male-led movie with Channing Tatum

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LOS ANGELES — Sony is crossing the gender streams.

Before it even gets its all-female Ghostbusters movie into production, the studio revealed on Monday that it’s setting up Ghost Corps, a production company led by original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd, to work with Channing Tatum and Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo on another film. And from what we can tell, this one is for the boys.

SEE ALSO: The all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast,…

Sony expands ‘Ghostbusters’ to male-led movie with Channing Tatum

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LOS ANGELES — Sony is crossing the gender streams.

Before it even gets its all-female Ghostbusters movie into production, the studio revealed on Monday that it’s setting up Ghost Corps, a production company led by original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman and star Dan Aykroyd, to work with Channing Tatum and Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo on another film. And from what we can tell, this one is for the boys.

SEE ALSO: The all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast,…

First floating solar plant hopes to change waste energy in Australia

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A floating solar plant is set to be constructed on a wastewater treatment basin in South Australia, in an Australia-first initiative.

The plant, which is expected to be up and running by April, will float on a water treatment facility in Jamestown, according to the ABC. It will be used to generate energy to power the plant and any leftover energy will be transferred to the town of Jamestown

It looks very similar to a traditional…

Newly Independent Social Monitoring Service Sysomos Launches Redesign, New API

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Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta

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Uber, the popular ride-sharing startup, is acquiring the mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, Mashable has learned.

The deal, which closes later this week, is for DeCarta’s technology and talent. Founded in 1996, the San Jose startup provides a software platform that focuses on location-based features, including mapping, local search and turn-by-turn navigation.

“A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber…

New Windows 10 leak shows how the Spartan browser works with Cortana

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Microsoft officially announced Spartan, its new web browser built into Windows 10, in January

Although Spartan isn’t currently available in Windows 10 preview builds, Microsoft said at Mobile World Congress that the new browser would be available in the next build, which is expected to arrive later this month.

For those of us that can’t wait, however, WinBeta has obtained a leaked Windows 10 build and posted a video…