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.

Live blog: John Doerr s testimony continues, 9 a.m. Wednesday  

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.  
 
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Amid debate about Silicon Valley's sweeping use of contract workers, Apple will dramatically expand its in-house security team, giving the officers the same benefits as other employees.  
 
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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Electric-car maker Tesla Motors on Tuesday offered to make some compromises to help state lawmakers pass legislation this year allowing direct sales to Connecticut consumers.
 
 
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Samsung Electronics is about to find out just how costly its four-year patent fight with Apple has been.  
 
 
(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.