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Paul Carr

Paul Carr is editorial director of Pando. Previously he was founder and editor in chief of NSFWCORP.

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    Court slaps down Gawker interns plan to use Gamergate forums to promote lawsuit

    Last month, I reported that lawyers acting on behalf of Gawker’s army of unpaid former interns had proposed a plan to promote their lawsuit by spamming, amongst other places, Gamergate forums on Reddit. Unsurprisingly, Gawker’s own lawyers cried foul over the proposal which seemed calculated less to reach potential plaintiffs and more to punch Nick Denton’s blog network in the face. Now the judge in the case has weighed in, issuing an order denying the interns attorney’s motion and warning…
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    Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Downtown Project finally accepts it can’t operate a lemonade stand in the desert

    Depending on who you ask, Tony Hsieh’s Vegas Downtown Project (DTP) has either hit yet another speed bump or made yet another wise, if long overdue, correction. In the past few weeks, the DTP has been selling off many of its flagship entertainment properties. Several sources close to the project tell me that’s because Hsieh and his team are finally coming to terms with the fact that they’re not cut out to operate most of the businesses they’ve created or invested in. Instead, DTP will…
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    Listen again to this week’s PandoLIVE

    In this week’s episode of PandoLIVE, we were joined by David Holmes from SXSW and Yasha Levine to talk about his almost completely funded Surveillance Valley Kickstarter campaign. Listen again to the full episode below…
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    We’re LIVE with another PandoLIVE. Listen LIVE now.

    It’s that time of the week again — Sarah and I are LIVE with another episode of PandoLIVE. We’re joined this week from our brand new studio by David Holmes at SXSW and Yasha Levine to talk about the progress of his Surveillance Valley crowdfunding project. Listen here. And join the conversation by Tweeting at @pandodaily or emailing studio@pandodaily.com.
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    Ellen Pao and Apple Watches: Listen again to last week’s PandoLive

    On last week’s PandoLive, Sarah and I were joined by Dan Raile, fresh from the Ellen Pao courtroom, and Nathaniel Mott who shared his thoughts on the new Apple Watch. We also learned, live on air, that Gigaom was closing down. The show was also the very last one from the Rackspace studio which, you’ll surely agree, makes it a collectors’ item. Join us tonight, live, for a brand new show from a brand new studio. And, in the…
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    Uber’s ideas to win back women: The complete list

    Uber customers might have been surprised this morning to receive an email from the company bragging about its new partnership with UN Women, “the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women” to “create 1,000,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020” “Join the conversation,” the email urges riders, “and help ensure the UN Women’s mission of economic empowerment is heard.” The email came just two days after Uber launched a separate…
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    Listen LIVE right now to Pando LIVE

    It’s that time of the week again: Time for PandoLIVE. And the very last episode we’ll be broadcasting from the Rackspace studio. Join us to talk about the Ellen Pao vs Kleiner trial, Senators who don’t send emails and our upcoming trip to New York for PandoMonthly. Listen live right here.
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    Gawker exclusively reveals that the Daily Mail is horrible

    Earlier today, Gawker published a damning takedown of the Daily Mail, a newspaper which, as any British reader will tell you, has been immune to damning takedowns since, well, this… As attacks on the Daily Mail go, the Gawker piece — by former Mail scribe James King — contained few surprises. Who knew that the Mail was little more than linkbait and stolen stories, written and published by awful people who don’t care much for the truth? If you answered “everyone…
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    Palantir founder hates that women have the vote… but apparently quite likes Hillary Clinton

    The Washington Examiner reports that Palantir, the intelligence contractor founded by Peter Thiel, donated  “six figures” to the Clinton Foundation in 2014. The foundation is headed by Hillary Clinton and her husband, President Bill Clinton. [Disclosure: Thiel is an investor in Pando through Founders Fund.] The Examiner also reports that Palantir spent half a million dollars on lobbyists in 2014. Palantir has long had a partnership with the Clintons, including helping to fund the Clinton Global Initiative (headed…
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    As Ellen Pao gets her day in court, Valley investors still support those who harass and abuse women

    The message, at least from the assembled media, was clear. The court was not simply sitting in judgement on if a single employee was sexually harassed by a partner at the Silicon Valley office of one of the world’s most powerful firms. Rather, an entire industry was on trial for how it treats female employees, from the highest paid partners to the most menial support staff. The plaintiff’s claims were simple enough to understand: She had been blocked from the opportunities afforded to her…

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