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Cassie Slane is a technology journalist for BestTechie.com and frequently appears as a regular on-air contributor on Fox News and Fox29 Philly. Previously, she worked as a writer and producer for major media outlets including Bloomberg News, CNBC, and CNN. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three daughters.

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How Mentoring May Be the Key to Solving Tech's Women Problem

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 8:31 PM

Lack of talent. That's what many people will say is the reason for the lack of women in STEM fields. But it's more than that.

It's true that less than 20 percent of the bachelor's degrees in computer science go to women, according to federal statistics. And...

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Only 8% of CIOs Are Women; Shockingly That's an Improvement

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:57 PM

When it comes to women in U.S. CIO roles, the number has remained relatively unchanged. Eight percent of CIOs in the U.S. are women, a slight improvement from seven percent last year, according to the latest CIO survey from Harvey Nash. While this figure isn't too surprising, as...

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How Matchmaking Technology Can Help Reduce Teacher Turnover

(21) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 9:52 AM

The U.S education system faces a number of challenges, but I think we all can agree that good teachers are the backbone of our education system. Without good teachers, we have nothing. One problem that many schools face is the mass exodus of teachers after only a few years. In...

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Half-Naked Women at a Tech Conference Sends Some IGDA Leaders Packing

(27) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 5:31 PM

Wait, I thought scantily clad women parading around a tech conference was only for the Consumer Electronics Show? Well, I guess I was wrong.

The Game Developer Conference was held last week for programmers, developers and gamers, offering workshops, speakers and events surrounding everything gaming. One particular party that was...

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Yes, Your Cloud Storage Provider Is Looking For Child Porn In Your Files

(7) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 12:51 PM

If you think data on your cloud storage system is private, you are wrong.

In fact, all the data you store on your cloud storage including pictures, emails and files, is likely being searched for illegal content like child pornography.  That's because the companies that run these cloud services have...

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Carly Fiorina Interview: Marissa's Ban on Working From Home and HP's Future

(7) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 11:31 AM

Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find? Well, they still are. But at least now, there are a few more than there were. Only 14 years ago, Carly Fiorina was the first. She took the helm of Hewlett-Packard, becoming the...

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Porn and Tech Conferences Shouldn't Go Together

(6) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 3:31 PM

Harassment isn't new. It happens in every industry. It happens to and by men and women. But the technology field is arguably unique, not only because women are so grossly underrepresented, but because when it happens, it tends to happen publicly, over the Internet with lightning speed.

The speaking circuit...

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Who Knew Helping Women Get Tech Jobs Could Be So Controversial?

(40) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 3:08 PM

It's like something out of a twisted, hi-tech superhero movie. A group of three women called the LadyCoders, led by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, join together to help women get jobs in a male-dominated tech world. While doing so, their website is hacked and they get blasted on...

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3 New Tech Products Designed for Women (and They're Not Pink!)

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Technology companies designing solution-based products for women are few and far between. In fact, I had a tough time finding them. But a few entrepreneurs are filling the void left by major technology companies by actually designing products to fit women's lifestyles instead of just "pinkifying" them. Look no further...

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Will Strapping Fitness Trackers On Our Kids Help America's Childhood Obesity Problem?

(6) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 5:57 PM

If we are already monitoring our kids' every move on the Internet and reading their texts and posts on Facebook, couldn't we also strap a fitness gadget to them to see what kind of activities they are doing during the day to help them fight obesity?

I just reviewed the...

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Tech Companies Are Betting Big on Pink at CES 2013

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:06 PM

If you've been in an electronics store recently or just browsed online at the latest tech gadgets, you may have noticed more leopard print and pink electronics. I'm not sure when the "pinkifying" of technology started, but I first noticed it a few years ago when QVC sold an Asus...

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