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Dongle jokes and a tweet lead to firings, threats, DDoS attacks

A developer tweets her objection to jokes told at a conference, leading to the dismissal of one of the men -- and herself as well.

By March 21, 2013

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Two people fired over PyCon 'dongle' joke

After a man made a "dongle" joke at a tech conference, two people lost their jobs: the man who made the joke — and the woman who publicly called him out.

By March 21, 2013

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Lost innocence for start-ups at a flashier SXSWi?

Annual geek-culture confab has gotten so big that wide-eyed young start-ups thinking it's their ticket to fame may find it's like hoping to get a record deal by showing up at Coachella with a guitar.

By March 10, 2011

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TechStars' young entrepreneurs head to Silicon Valley

The Colorado-based incubator's annual Investor Day brought 13 fledgling companies in front of several dozen investors to whom they were pitching requests for mentoring and seed funding.

By September 30, 2009