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Newsweek cover on women in Silicon Valley causes stir


    January 30, 2015--The latest issue of Newsweek magazine examines the role of women in Silicon Valley and sexism in the tech industry, but it's the cover that has tongues wagging and backlash mounting on social media.
    The cover for the issue says "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women" and shows a woman in a red dress and heels holding a laptop, with a computer cursor lifting up the back of her dress.
    Much of the criticism leveled at the cover accused Newsweek of trying to take on sexism with a sexist cover.
    Jennifer Ponzer, director of Women in Media and News, tweeted "Clickbait, designed to piss off women while pretending to investigate sexism in tech. Fail--but you know it."
    Newsweek has responded to the backlash, with editor James Impoco telling the Daily Beast, “We came up with an image that we felt represented what that story said about Silicon Valley. If people get angry, they should be angry.”  Full Story
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Foxworthy Avenue in San Jose to be re-paved


    January 30, 2015--Foxworthy Avenue in San Jose will be getting some much needed re-paving this summer.
    Mercury News Mr. Roadshow columnist Gary Richards says Foxworthy will be repaved thanks to a near tripling of paving funds this year from $20 million to $55 million.
    Foxworthy, in particular the section between Meridian Avenue and Quito Road, has gotten so bad that someone posted a "Pothole Minefield Ahead" sign on the side of the road.
    Several other roadways are slated to be re-paved this summer in San Jose: Vista Park Drive, Camden Avenue east of Almaden Expressway, Tully Road, Berryessa Road, and San Felipe Road.  Full Story

Fire displaces seven people in Fremont


    January 30, 2015--Seven people have been displaced by an apartment complex fire in Fremont this morning.
    Fremont fire crews responded to the blaze in the 13-hundred block of Bonner Avenue just before 5 a.m., finding smoke pouring out of a window.
    Crews contained the fire to one apartment and doused the blaze in 15 minutes.
    The apartment that caught fire was vacant and being remodeled, but the apartment next to it suffered smoke damage, displacing four adults and three children.  Full Story
  

Google misses Wall Street earnings expectations


    January 30, 2015--Profit and revenue increased for Google last quarter, but not as much as Wall Street expected.
    The Internet search giant missed expectations on the top and bottom line due to foreign exchange rates and falling ad prices.
    Google earned $4.76 billion dollars, or $6.91 a share, 20 cents less than analysts expected.  Full Story



 
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