Silicon Valley companies portray themselves as inventors of the future, but they're afflicted by a longstanding problem, the Associated Press reports. From board rooms to "brogrammers," men still dominate many corners of the tech industry, where the pantheon of famous founders — from Hewlett and Packard to Jobs to Zuckerberg — is still a boys' bastion. The gender-imbalance issue came to the forefront again recently when a partner at the country's most prominent venture capital firm filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging a former colleague retaliated against her for years after she cut off a brief relationship with him. The...

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