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The Surprising Silver Lining Of The Dramatic Executive Shakeup At Yahoo

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Scott Thompson resigned as CEO of Yahoo and Ross Levinsohn is stepping in as Yahoo's new interim chief. Levinsohn becomes the company's sixth CEO in just five years, and all five board members will be replaced. Despite the drama, these moves could turn into a huge positive for Yahoo. Watch below...
The Surprising Silver Lining Of The Dramatic Executive Shakeup At Yahoo

P4RC Names Kevin Dent as COO and Appoints Two New Board Members

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P4RC, which is building a platform that rewards people with prizes for playing mobile games, has hired Kevin Dent as COO. Previously, Dent founded Tiswaz Entertainment, a games consulting firm. The Los Angeles-based company also announced that Jeffrey Lapin, former CEO of Atari, and Michael Pachter, a gaming analyst for...
P4RC Names Kevin Dent as COO and Appoints Two New Board Members

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

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Daily deal website has seen its share price tumble since its IPO as directors may still want to replace chief executiveGroupon boss Andrew Mason appears to have survived a fractious board meeting at the troubled daily deal website. But insiders said unhappy board members are still keen to oust the...
Groupon's Andrew Mason survives board meeting over CEO's fate

Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

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Andrew Mason is getting a crash course in what it means to run a publicly held company. Kara Swisher reported yesterday that several Groupon board members have been considering replacing Mason with a new CEO. Today, in an appearance at BusinessInsider’s Ignition conference, Mason admitted to the audience that his...
Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

Steve Jobs' Lesson for Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg

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Tech moguls like Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg run public companies that are essentially private fiefdoms — they’ve structured their corporate control so that there’s no way that investors or board members can unseat them. Thank Steve Jobs for that, says Larry Ellison. The Oracle CEO, speaking at...
Steve Jobs' Lesson for Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg

HOLY FIRING SQUAD: Investors Could Gain The Power To Oust HP Board Members (HPQ)

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In a jaw dropping move, HP has agreed to a measure that could give shareholders the power to replace board members, the Wall Street Journal reports. HP plans to give stockholders who own at least 3% of HP shares for at least three years the power to nominate up...
HOLY FIRING SQUAD: Investors Could Gain The Power To Oust HP Board Members (HPQ)

YAHOO PROXY WAR: Dan Loeb Is Not Pleased, Mr. Thompson (YHOO)

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Dan Loeb, the big Yahoo shareholder who has launched a proxy war to revamp the board, is not pleased with Yahoo's attempt to meet him in the middle. Yahoo announced four new board members over the weekend, including Harry Wilson, a turnaround specialist Loeb himself originally suggested. The list...
YAHOO PROXY WAR: Dan Loeb Is Not Pleased, Mr. Thompson (YHOO)

Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

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Today is HP's annual shareholder meeting and chances are investors will be asking the board lots of questions about the HP's botched $11 billion acquisition of Autonomy. Autonomy founder, Mike Lynch, has a whole bunch of questions, too. He wants the board to publish the document from accountants PwC that...
Autonomy's Mike Lynch: I Warned Meg Whitman About Autonomy's Problems In December (HPQ)

Groupon shares tumble to new low after lock-up expires

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Deal or not, plenty of Groupon insiders are opting to unload shares in their first opportunity since the company’s public debut, and they’re helping to send Groupon’s share price tumbling to new lows Friday. Groupon, which debuted on the NASDAQ in November, is trading down nearly 10 percent today,...
Groupon shares tumble to new low after lock-up expires
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Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

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What’s cooler than a billion dollars? A billion dollars without board approval. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Facebook’s acquisition of mobile photo sharing app Instagram was pursued by Mark Zuckerberg alone, with board members notified only hours before the deal was set to close. According to one...
Zuckerberg closed Instagram deal without Facebook board approval

Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1

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Yahoo just got another poison pen letter from activist investor Dan Loeb of Third Point, which says the company has been “dismissive” of his alternate slate of board members, including former NBC head Jeff Zucker. Thus, time for a proxy fight. Wrote Loeb: “The Board’s stonewalling, apparent insouciance and decision...
Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1
Facebook and Yahoo! may be forming strategic alliance

Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

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Cisco CEO John Chambers says he's had his eyes opened to women's issues by reading Sheryl Sandberg's new book. He was so inspired, he bought a copy of "Lean In" for all his senior managers and is making them read it. Then they must find ways to promote more women...
Cisco's CEO Is Making All Managers Read Sheryl Sandberg's Book And Promote Women (CSCO)

Here's The Letter That Has HP's Board Back On The Hot Seat

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Four of HP's board members, including chairman Ray Lane, met with about 20 of its biggest investors yesterday in the hopes of calming an investor revolt, the Wall Street Journal reports. The meeting seemed to be spurred, at least in part, by a campaign lead by activist shareholder Richard Clayton,...
Here's The Letter That Has HP's Board Back On The Hot Seat

Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year

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In a regulatory filing today, seeking to steady its declining shares, Facebook said that its CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg will not sell any of his over 500 million in shares of the social networking company. The move is part of damage control by Facebook, whose stock closed today at...
Facebook 8-K: Zuckerberg Will Not Sell Any Shares for One Year

Third Point's Loeb to Yahoo About Board Rejection: "Illogical Alice-in-Wonderland World"

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Third Point’s Daniel Loeb, the activist Yahoo shareholder, fired back at the company today about recent board appointments that ignored his alternate slate of directors, in another colorful letter that compared the Silicon Valley Internet giant to a children’s book, “Alice in Wonderland.” And not in a nice way....
Third Point's Loeb to Yahoo About Board Rejection: "Illogical Alice-in-Wonderland World"

Without Strong Shareholder Support, Ray Lane Steps Down As HP's Chairman Of The Board

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With waning shareholder support, Ray Lane has stepped down as HP’s chairman of the board. Board member Ralph Whitworth will take Lane’s seat as chairman. Whitworth is chairman of Relational Investors. Also resigning are two other HP directors, John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson. Lane, a managing partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
Without Strong Shareholder Support, Ray Lane Steps Down As HP's Chairman Of The Board

Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016

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Apple’s annual shareholder meeting isn’t usually the source of much news, and this year isn’t much different. With a judge recently granting Greenlight Capital’s motion to block a vote on a proposal that would require a shareholder vote before issuing preferred stock, many expected Apple would address what it plans to do...
Surprise! Apple is looking at new product categories, still on schedule to open new campus building in 2016

H-P Moves to Head Off Investor Revolt

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H-P Chairman Ray Lane and three other board members plan to meet with big investors in hopes of heading off a campaign to unseat Mr. Lane and two other directors....
H-P Moves to Head Off Investor Revolt

Peter Chernin joins Twitter board. Why?

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Peter Chernin, who once was an aspirant to the throne at News Corp., is joining the board of Twitter, the San Francisco-based social sharing platform sees its future as old fashion advertising driven media company. Chernin is a vital bridge to that old media world that has a traditional and predictable view...
Peter Chernin joins Twitter board. Why?
Can the Bitcoin Foundation build legitimacy for an outlaw currency?

Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Four board members are leaving Yahoo, including chairman Roy Bostock and HP exec Vyomesh Joshi. As All Things D reports, the Internet company will add three new board...
Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus

HP shareholder revolt targets two directors, auditor over Autonomy purchase

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An investor advisor group is asking shareholders of Hewlett-Packard not to re-elect two long-standing board members and to oppose the ratification of the company's audit firm in connection with the continuing controversy over the company's purchase of Autonomy....
HP shareholder revolt targets two directors, auditor over Autonomy purchase

Here's The Point-By-Point Takedown Of AOL Management Everyone Is Talking About (AOL)

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Starboard Value, a fund that owns 5.3% of AOL, wants other shareholders to vote out several board members at the company's upcoming June annual meeting. To make the case, it's released a brutal, point-by-point takedown of AOL management. The document is pretty explosive and its getting coverage all over: At...
Here's The Point-By-Point Takedown Of AOL Management Everyone Is Talking About (AOL)

A Google Board Member Just Sold $35 Million In Shares (GOOG)

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Google's shares just crossed the milestone figure of $700, a height it hasn't seen since 2007. That may have triggered a planned sale by Ram Shriram, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who backed Google early on and has long served on its board of directors. He and his wife just...
A Google Board Member Just Sold $35 Million In Shares (GOOG)
HP's Chairman Ray Lane to step down; HP loses two other board members

First Key to Agile IT Governance: Stakeholder Satisfaction

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This article is the first in a series called The 12 Principles of Agile IT Governance. The series is designed to help board members and senior managers leverage technology excellence as a competitive advantage for their organization. Each article discusses a key principle of agile IT governance and presents tactical...
First Key to Agile IT Governance: Stakeholder Satisfaction
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