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5 reasons Silicon Valley is riveted by the Ellen Pao trial
5 reasons Silicon Valley is riveted by the Ellen Pao trial

With salacious details of workplace trysts and alleged discrimination and the potentially high financial stakes involved, the trial of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has captured the imagination of Silicon Valley. As the jury continues to deliberate over whether the firm discriminated against former junior partner Ellen Pao because of her gender, technology companies and venture capital firms are keeping a close eye on the trial, and with good reason. Here are five reasons why. 1. SALACIOUS DETAILS The trial has so far aired the dirty laundry of one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capital firms. Weeks of testimony exposed details of workplace...

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