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No One Wants to Admit It, but Reddit Can't Be Saved

It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.com/top-reddit-eng... » 7/14/15 10:19pm 7/14/15 10:19pm

Was Ellen Pao Set Up? Former Reddit CEO Unleashes on Founders

The story so far: Reddit already despised recently ousted CEO Ellen Pao, and the firing of community liaison Victoria Taylor was the final screwup that did her in. But what if the whole time, she was taking the heat for someone else’s mistake?http://gawker.com/did-reddits-fo... » 7/13/15 2:09pm 7/13/15 2:09pm

Did Reddit's Former CEO Just Reveal a "Long Con" to Sabotage the Site?

After Reddit’s surrender to white supremacy this week, users and observers alike have been trying to figure out how exactly we got to this nadir. How could something so popular get so much wrong, over and over again? A new post by Reddit’s ex-chief suggests it’s all been an inside job.… » 7/12/15 10:29pm 7/12/15 10:29pm

Misogynist Tantrum Officially Drives Ellen Pao from Reddit

After spending the last few months turning Reddit into a virtual guillotine for its widely despised CEO Ellen Pao, it looks like redditors are finally getting their wish. Ellen Pao is officially stepping down as CEO, and Steve Huffman, co-founder and original CEO, is taking her place. » 7/10/15 5:35pm 7/10/15 5:35pm

Fired Reddit Administrator Victoria Taylor Finally Breaks Her Silence

After Reddit effectively consumed itself this weekend over the firing of beloved AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor, redditors have been clawing at themselves for a chance to hear Taylor’s side of things. And now, at long last, the ex-employee has made her first public statement since the real chaos began. … » 7/08/15 9:31pm 7/08/15 9:31pm

Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor

If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit’s biggest subs) recently, you were probably greeted by the image above. And if you’ve been absolutely anywhere else on the site at all in the past few hours, you probably noticed that everyone is flipping their collective shit over speculation that Victoria Taylor, the… » 7/03/15 10:39am 7/03/15 10:39am

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around. And the worst kind of mean is selective mean—the… » 6/17/15 11:32am 6/17/15 11:32am

A Salute to AOL's Tim Armstrong, a Real Shitty Boss

In May 2011, Tim Armstrong spent a day at work barefoot to raise awareness about barefoot children, instead of just donating money to barefoot children to buy them shoes. This is the kind of boss Tim Armstrong is: ineffectual, vapid and stupid. » 5/12/15 2:10pm 5/12/15 2:10pm

Resort Where David Goldberg Died Deletes Treadmill Photo From Its Site

After days of silence and misreporting, the Mexican resort where Sheryl Sandberg’s late husband allegedly died in an exercise fatality has deleted this photo of its treadmill facility. » 5/06/15 4:33pm 5/06/15 4:33pm

​How Elon Musk Almost Sold Tesla To Google For $11 Billion

In early 2013 Tesla was in dire straits. The automaker was struggling to take orders, produce, and deliver the first batch of Model S sedans, and those that did roll out of the factory were of dubious build quality at best. Tesla was on the verge of implosion, so Elon Musk called up his friend Larry Page at Google. » 4/20/15 2:55pm 4/20/15 2:55pm

Which Tech Company Retracted An Employee's 'Weaponized' Interview?

San Francisco's tech boom has radically altered the city's landscape — Teslas and tech worker shuttles prowl incessantly through the streets and the guy sitting next to you at dinner is invariably pitching his app. Public radio and television affiliate KQED attempted to document the culture shift in a recent… » 4/15/15 9:51am 4/15/15 9:51am

Silicon Valley Is Becoming a Documentary About Silicon Valley

Accuracy is the best thing about Silicon Valley. Anyone who's spent any time in the Bay Area tech scene will wince at how well the show's writers have nailed the culture of nerd despair and hubris. This season, some of the jokes are so dead-on that it's hard to even consider them jokes. » 4/13/15 5:04pm 4/13/15 5:04pm

Ellen Pao Loses on Every Count in Blockbuster Gender Discrimination Suit

Ellen Pao, the former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers junior partner who sued the high-powered Silicon Valley venture capital firm for gender discrimination after she was allegedly sexually harassed, targeted for revenge by a former lover, and passed over for a promotion, lost on each the suit's four counts Friday. » 3/27/15 6:12pm 3/27/15 6:12pm

News Industry Shrugs, Prepares to Hand Entire Business Over to Facebook

Facebook, a dull and endlessly scrolling record of personal propaganda and content headlined in two or more sentences, isn't satisfied with the way its 1.4 billion users (most non-sentient) consume the news. According to the New York Times, it takes an epic eight seconds for the average Joe Facebook User to load an… » 3/24/15 12:33pm 3/24/15 12:33pm

A Guide to the Sex Discrimination Lawsuit That's Roiling Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao's blockbuster lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers has been described as "exposing Silicon Valley secrets" and putting the usually secretive world of tech-industry VCs "under a microscope." » 3/09/15 2:56pm 3/09/15 2:56pm