John Doerr testifies in Kleiner trial, suggests he wanted to keep Ellen Pao until she sued (Shalene Gupta/Fortune)

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John Doerr testifies in Kleiner trial, suggests he wanted to keep Ellen Pao until she sued  —  Top venture capitalist soured on employee around time she filed sex bias case  —  A top Silicon Valley venture capitalist testified Tuesday that he initially fought his partners to keep a female employee they thought wasn't up to the job.

Three performances that rocked the night on ‘The Voice’

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We're finally in the swing of things here at The Voice as the coaches continue to build up their teams

This round of blind auditions didn't see as many four-chair-turns as in others, but there was certainly enough one-on-one coach banter to entertain us for the night. Despite the chit chat, however, the coaches seem to love each other more than ever.

As this week concludes, the coaches have at least 10 artists on their teams, leaving only a few slots left to be filled. The season's shaping up to be a great one — let's see how Round 4 of blind auditions played out Read more...

Top 3 performances

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Target to ax thousands of jobs in $2 billion cost-cutting push

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Target plans to lay off several thousand employees over the next two years as part of a restructuring effort that will save the company $2 billion in costs, the retail giant said in a meeting with investors and analysts Tuesday.

The move is a pillar of CEO Brian Cornell's longterm plan to put the discount retailer back on the right track after years of missteps and lackluster performance by homing in on a few key product groups, opening smaller urban stores and shoring up online sales.

The company said the majority of the jobs will be lost at its headquarters in Minneapolis Read more...

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Where cute animals rule: bunny island, pig beach and sloth sanctuary

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Your love of animals doesn't have to be limited to the Internet. The world is full of ridiculous places where you can satisfy your need to roll around with cute creatures in real life

From overcrowded Japanese cat islands to frolicking in the Caribbean with pigs, whatever animal you fancy can be found running riot in some foreign land.

Here are the places to visit where animals rule.

Bunny Island

Ōkunoshima is an island in the Inland Sea in Japan, in the Hiroshima Prefecture. During World War II, the island had a poisonous gas factory and rabbits were used to test chemical weapons Read more...

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Pebble Time is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history with over $15M in pre-orders from 60K backers (Mike Murphy/Quartz)

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Pebble Time is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history with over $15M in pre-orders from 60K backers  —  The new Pebble smartwatch is now the most-funded project in Kickstarter history  —  In one week, Pebble's new Time smartwatch has become the most “funded” project in Kickstarter history …

Glympse Launches A New App To Help Drivers Share Their Locations

Glympse-in-VW-dash-map Glympse was one of the earliest smartphone-based location services, but the company’s focus on utility kept it out of the hype cycle. Today, it’s back with a new app that makes it easier for drivers to share their location. Glympse for Autos is meant to allow drivers to share their locations with their families without being distracted. Read More