John Battelle's Top Stories

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  1. Facebook f8: All about Facebook
    REUTERS Facebook's F8 event this week was self-indulgent. There were lots of announcements that looked good at first blush but actually have a lot of important details still missing or to be determined. On the one hand, Mark Zuckerberg's day-one...
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  2. What People Are Really Doing When They’re on a Conference Call
    If you’re reading this while on a conference call — perhaps even in the loo — you’re not alone. It turns out many U.S. employees would rather do just about anything rather than listen intently to their coworkers from a remote location. According to...
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  3. Prisoner escapes by faking an email ordering his release
    Neil Moore was locked up in England's notorious Wandsworth Prison when he used a smuggled cellphone to send an email to the prison that appeared to come from a court clerk who was ordering his release on parole. The prison figured out what had...
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  4. Ellen Pao lost but it doesn't matter
    Jaimie Trueblood/HBOSome of the sexism in Silicon Valley is represented in the show "Silicon Valley" Ellen Pao lost.  Pao, the former venture capitalist and current interim CEO of Reddit, sued her former firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, for...
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  5. Swarens: Gov. Mike Pence to push for clarification of ‘religious freedom’ law
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Saturday that he will push for legislation to “clarify” Indiana’s newly enacted and highly controverisal “religious freedom” law.(Photo: Charlie Nye/The Star) Gov. Mike Pence, scorched by a fast-spreading political...
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