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Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote unanimously to support Teamsters contract. 
Drivers of commuter shuttles for six Silicon Valley companies voted unanimously Saturday to approve a three-year contract that the Teamsters Union said will raise their pay, make them eligible for overtime and paid holidays, subsidize health care and address the issue of split shifts.
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Innovation centers studied by Brian Solis of Altimeter Group. 
Silicon Valley often conjures images of feisty entrepreneurs in garages and tech titans on gleaming campuses. Now traditional companies are setting up shop in the land of disruption, according to a new study of 200 large non-tech companies that shows more than a third have established corporate innovation centers -- outposts for tinkering with mobile platforms, big data and smart devices.
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Ellen Pao Resigns from Reddit
Reddit, one of the most highly trafficked websites in the world, is replacing its interim chief executive, Ellen Pao, ending an eight-month tenure that was enmeshed in controversy.
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 Technovation World Pitch Challenge girls from India and around the world pitch their apps to make the world a better place. 
Forty-three girls and young women, on 10 teams from around the world, pitched their apps, and business plans, to a panel of five female tech executives in San Francisco.
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Kleiner Perkins says firm tried "very hard" to settle with Ellen Pao.  
Kleiner Perkins tried “very hard” to settle with Ellen Pao outside of court and “it just wasn’t possible,” senior partners John Doerr and Beth Seidenberg told Bloomberg in their first interview since the much-watched Silicon Valley sex-discrimination trial.
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Ellen Pao should pay Kleiner Perkins $276,000 in court costs, judge says. 
Ellen Pao should pay nearly $276,000 to her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to defray its costs of a six-week sex-discrimination trial, a San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday.
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Battle over $81 million in high-tech class-action wage suit involving Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe. 
Attorneys for tech workers who claimed four big tech companies colluded to suppress wages are squabbling over the division of the legal fees in the $415 million settlement.
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Reddit CEO lays out new rules on offensive content and harassment. 
If the most unruly of Reddit’s 164 million monthly visitors to the discussion and link-sharing site thought they’d be free from limits on their expression after they helped oust chief executive Ellen Pao last week, they got a wake-up call Thursday.
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Jawbone sues Fitbit for the third time in two months
Jawbone has filed another legal action against rival fitness tracker company Fitbit – the third in two months.
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Kleiner Perkins releases first diversity report. 
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers issued its first "diversity report," showing that nearly half the venture-capital firm’s employees are women, but only one-fifth of the investing partners.
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EFF blasts WhatsApp in report on protecting users' data from governments. 
In an annual report evaluating how well Internet companies safeguard their users’ data against government snooping, the EFF blasted WhatsApp for not requiring a warrant from governments seeking user information and for other issues.
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Ellen Pao fires back at Kleiner in war of words over court costs. 
Ellen Pao fired back at her former employer in a court filing on Friday, saying Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is improperly publicizing confidential negotiations and asking her to pay unreasonable legal costs.
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Social media professional
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  • Wall Street Journal
    reporter, 2013 - present
    Covering social media and technology in Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco Chronicle
    social media lead, 2012 - 2013
  • Storify
    marketing director, 2011 - 2012
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
    social media manager, 2009 - 2011
  • Stanford University
    Knight fellow in social media, 2008 - 2009
  • The Charlotte Observer
    columnist, 2000 - 2008
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Charlotte - Palo Alto - Griesheim, Germany - Miami - Nashville - Santa Rosa - Cleveland
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Wall Street Journal reporter in Silicon Valley. Studied social media at Stanford. Met Johnny Cash.
Introduction
Jeff Elder is an investigative reporter covering social media and technology in Silicon Valley. Before joining The Wall Street Journal, he worked for The San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Charlotte Observer and other news organizations. He was news editor at The European Stars & Stripes during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship to Stanford University in 2008-2009 to study social media. He later worked for Storify, the social news startup. He can be reached at jeff.elder@wsj.com.
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I've met a president, two Nobel Prize winners, Johnny Cash, and Michael Jordan.
Education
  • Stanford University
    social media, 2008 - 2009
  • San José State University
    journalism, 1985 - 1990
  • Palo Alto High School
    1977 - 1981
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