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Apple Required Executives to Hold Triple Their Salary in Stock

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Apple earlier this month reversed its stance on a corporate-governance measure related to executive compensation, implementing a new rule that executives must hold triple their base salary in company stock....
Apple Required Executives to Hold Triple Their Salary in Stock
New Groupon lawsuit targets execs, seeks board seats for shareholders

The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown

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The C of E's pension fund does not easily mix with its principles. But disinvesting in News Corp sends an ethical signalSo a moment of silent pity, if you can manage it, for the Church of England, which has inherited this enormous pension fund and must somehow work out how...
The Church of England's stand on Murdoch makes the world a little better | Andrew Brown

Hollywood’s Role in Innovation … and SOPA

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Editor’s note: Professor Vivek Wadhwa is VP of Academics and Innovation at Singularity University; Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Halle Institute of Global Learning,...
Hollywood’s Role in Innovation … and SOPA
Apple Gives Shareholders More Input; Will Facebook Get the Message?

7 Arrested in Olympus Accounting Cover-Up

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The Japanese authorities arrested seven central figures in the huge accounting scandal at Olympus, as part of investigations into a decade-long cover-up that has prompted concern over what critics say is lax corporate governance at Japanese companies. Read more »...
7 Arrested in Olympus Accounting Cover-Up

Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

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Editor’s note: Charley Moore is a lawyer and the founder of online legal service Rocket Lawyer. Congratulations Facebook! You have made history and changed the world. So, here are some thoughts from one of your biggest fans. Like the rest of the planet, I love Facebook and use it every...
Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

HP Says Larry Babbio Won’t Stand for Re-Election to Board

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Hewlett-Packard Co. director Larry Babbio, who drew criticism from corporate-governance advisers last year, won’t stand for re-election to the company’s board....
HP Says Larry Babbio Won’t Stand for Re-Election to Board

A Second U.K. Regulator Is Looking Into Autonomy's Pre-HP Books

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Regulators in the U.K. are looking into the finances of the British software firm Autonomy during the years immediately prior to its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The U.K.’s Financial Reporting Council announced the investigation today in a statement on its website. This...
A Second U.K. Regulator Is Looking Into Autonomy's Pre-HP Books
CFOs on the hot seat: Students sound off on how Expedia, Zillow and others could improve

Pressure Mounts at Chesapeake

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Pressure intensified on Chesapeake Energy, as analysts called on it to overhaul corporate governance and warned that the company's financial structure and liquidity concerns could present a risk for shareholders....
Pressure Mounts at Chesapeake

Yahoo Faces No-Holds-Barred Proxy Fight

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Activist investor and hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb has thrown the first punch to the head in what is shaping up to be a gloves-off proxy fight with struggling Internet company Yahoo. In disclosing misinformation on the resume of Chief Executive Scott Thompson on Thursday, Loeb made clear his...
Yahoo Faces No-Holds-Barred Proxy Fight

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
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Beware the king: Zuckerberg’s voting power a risk to shareholders

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As VentureBeat’s Jolie O’Dell pointed out yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg managed to strike a deal with some key investors and friends that gives him 57 percent of the shareholder voting power. For a public company, it’s an almost unheard of concentration of authority, a troubling sign for those who focus on...
Beware the king: Zuckerberg’s voting power a risk to shareholders

Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is now speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, participating in a Q&A session with analyst Bill Shope. Apple is streaming live audio of the session on its investor site, and we'll be sharing some of the highlights here in this post. Question about...
Tim Cook Speaks at Goldman Sachs Technology Conference
Google’s Stock-Split Plan Would Replace Stewardship With Dictatorship

Apple execs now required to hold triple their salary in stock

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Apple earlier this month implemented a new corporate governance stipulation that requires top executives to hold company stock worth at least triple their base salary....
Apple execs now required to hold triple their salary in stock

Yahoo's Longtime Top Lawyer Mike Callahan Departs (Internal Memo!)

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Mike Callahan, Yahoo’s longtime and powerful general counsel, is leaving the company. According to an internal memo, Callahan does not have another job. But sources said that he has been considering departing the company since the beginning of the year. Currently, interim CEO Ross Levinsohn is in charge, but...
Yahoo's Longtime Top Lawyer Mike Callahan Departs (Internal Memo!)

Apple: We're talking about how to distribute more of $137B in cash to shareholders

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Even after Apple began issuing a dividend to its stock holders last year, some investors still aren’t happy with the continued accumulation of Apple’s cash pile. In response to one vocal investor on Thursday, Apple issued a statement saying that it is still looking for ways to distribute some of...
Apple: We're talking about how to distribute more of $137B in cash to shareholders

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)

Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.Late yesterday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from potential investors in the first part of his pre-IPO whirlwind roadshow. At the New York meeting, Zuckerberg dealt with a lot of questions about his impulsive purchase of Instagram. The deal involved a...
Zuckerberg Defends His Billion Dollar Instagram Splurge
APPLE ISSUES STATEMENT ON ITS MASSIVE CASH PILE

Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

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Apple has issued a response to a lawsuit by Greenlight Capital fund manager David Einhorn accusing the company of being too stingy with investors. In a statement posted to its website on Thursday afternoon, Apple reiterated its (relatively new) strategy for paying out dividends and returning cash to shareholders....
Apple: We're in "active discussions" on returning more cash to shareholders

In First On-Stage Interview, Autonomy's Lynch Re-Ignites His Fight With HP

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The saga of the fight between Hewlett-Packard and Autonomy continued on stage today when Autonomy founder Mike Lynch repeated his allegation that HP has “never made” any formal representation to him or other former directors of the company regarding its controversial write-down of the acquisition. On 18 August 2011 Hewlett...
In First On-Stage Interview, Autonomy's Lynch Re-Ignites His Fight With HP

IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

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Tracy Daw Is RealNetworks becoming a farm system for the Seattle region’s aspiring public companies? Tracy Daw, who resigned as RealNetworks’ chief legal officer earlier this week, has been hired as general counsel by INRIX, the Kirkland-based traffic technology company that has made no bones about its plans to eventually...
IPO-bound INRIX hires former RealNetworks legal chief

Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

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Apple has withdrawn from its proxy statement a controversial proposal it had intended to place before shareholders that had drawn the ire, and a lawsuit, from hedge fund manager David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital. Apple just moments ago issued a statement essentially saying it will comply with the ruling of...
Apple Pulls Controversial Proxy Proposal After Court Ruling

Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

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UK investors still have good reasons to be nervous about being minority shareholders in an oligarch-dominated ventureIt was the largest capital raising in London by a telecoms company since 2001 and the first big Russian arrival since 2007. But MegaFon hardly sprinted over the line.The shares, which the company hoped...
Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley
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VALUATION EXPERT ASWATH DAMODARAN: This Is The Price Where I'd Buy Facebook (FB)

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Just before Facebook went public, valuation guru Aswath Damodaran said the stock would see a "Goldilocks IPO" - not too hot, not too cold.  And he was right. Shortly after, Damodaran argued that Facebook's fair value was around $29. Based on his up-to-date valuation analysis, he sees Facebook's intrinsic value...
VALUATION EXPERT ASWATH DAMODARAN: This Is The Price Where I'd Buy Facebook (FB)
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