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Cheerleader outfits and weird looks: I went to the biggest tech industry conference of the year for the first time, and it's clear CES still has a woman problem

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CES, an annual tech trade show, took place in Las Vegas last week.
Despite months of attention paid to sexual harassment and misconduct in the tech world and beyond, the show still featured "booth babes," scantily clad women working the parties, and zero women giving keynote addresses.
The male-dominated show has a lot of work to do in order to become more inclusive for women.
I had heard the stories long before I ever attended CES: the "booth babes," the hordes of men, and the parties where women were asked to dress in suggestive costumes.
But I thought things would be...
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Tech elites pay thousands of dollars a year to hang out at this ultra-luxe club - take a look inside

Tech elites pay thousands of dollars a year to hang out at this ultra-luxe club - take a look inside

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Douglas Friedman/The Battery San Francisco's booming tech industry has produced an array of gated societies throughout the city. The Battery, which opened nearly four years ago, is a members-only clubhouse dedicated to creating an innovative social networking space. The club is an intentional throwback to the social clubs of earlier eras and its opulent trappings complete the vibe.
Created by the husband-and-wife founders of early social network Bebo (which was acquired by AOL for $850 million), The Battery hosts a who's who of tech industry power players who dine at its restaurant, mingle...
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