Venture capitalist John Doerr testifies in Ellen Pao sex discrimination case

Even one of the nation's most successful and respected venture capitalists -- and a champion of women in tech -- couldn't stop a broiling gender conflict inside his own firm from escalating to a sex discrimination trial that has captured international attention. 
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Sony intends on unleashing its virtual-reality headset on consumers next year. The gaming and electronics giant says its Project Morpheus VR system will debut in early 2016.
 
 
Follow Mercury News reporter Heather Somerville as she live-blogs from Superior Court in San Francisco starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, as John Doerr -- Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist and Ellen Pao's former boss -- is scheduled to continue his testimony in the $16 million sex discrimination trial.  
 
Businesses and mobile carriers are missing out on billions of dollars in potential revenue by not closing the gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage in developing countries, according to research by the GSMA, an association of mobile operators and related businesses.  
 
he world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows: They're cutting their own rates.  
 
Today: Restricted encryption from the early days of the Web can be unleashed in an attack on users of Apple and Android devices, a team of researchers finds. Also: Nasdaq falls from 5,000.  
 
Lumber Liquidators Holdings shares climbed 5 percent on optimism the company can bounce back from a '60 Minutes' story that accused it of selling flooring with illegal levels of formaldehyde.  
 
Uber had something for drivers and riders in a pair of announcements this week. On Monday, the San Francisco ride-hailing company launched Momentum, an electronic magazine for its drivers that shares tips and tricks on getting the most out of the job.  
 
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Will San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace and Napa Valley’s Oxbow Public Market developer Steve Carlin prove to be a marketplace savior for Oakland’s Jack London Square?  
 
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Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that 'there needs to be a referee' for the Internet.
 
 
(Tribune News Service)
Suit levels claims against Beneful

A Northern California man has filed a class-action suit against the makers of Beneful that alleges the dry food is making dogs sick and killing some.