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Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

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City Comptroller John Liu called on tech giants Dell, Intel, and Motorola to increase their manufacturers' compliance with human rights standards. The New York City Pension Fund is one of the largest shareholders in many of these tech companies, and plan to bring the measure to a resolution at the...
Liu Puts Pressure On Tech Firms Over Working Conditions

Colorado Will Launch A $150M Venture Fund To Invest In Local Tech Startups

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In a interview with reporters today at the Venture Capital In The Rockies event in Beaver Creek Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper revealed that the state will be partnering with a number of local CEOs and technology companies to create a $150 million VC fund. He explained that the fund would...
Colorado Will Launch A $150M Venture Fund To Invest In Local Tech Startups

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

Coinstar Investors Propose $6 Million Settlement Over Redbox Stock Dive

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Investors have filed to settle a lawsuit that claims Coinstar wrongfully juiced its share price by failing to disclose that some studios had shut out its movie-rental service, Redbox, from the new release market. In documents filed Friday in Seattle, investors led by a Rhode Island pension fund proposed...
Coinstar Investors Propose $6 Million Settlement Over Redbox Stock Dive

Seed funding is like playing the lottery, so SoftBank is all about the Series A with its new $51 million NYC-focused fund

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Jordy Levy thinks the business of Seed-stage investing is a horrible way to make a living. “You might as well buy lotto tickets,” he says, quickly adding a caveat — “That’s just my opinion, and I don’t think others share it.” Series A investing, on the other hand, is...
Seed funding is like playing the lottery, so SoftBank is all about the Series A with its new $51 million NYC-focused fund

George Osborne performs U-turn as borrowing forecast fails

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The chancellor will be forced into an embarrassing climbdown when he admits government loans will rise this yearGeorge Osborne will be forced into an embarrassing climbdown over next month's budget by having to admit that borrowing this year will go up, not down, according to his own independent tax and...
George Osborne performs U-turn as borrowing forecast fails

HP Wants Nothing More Than a Quiet, Uneventful Shareholder Meeting

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Hewlett-Packard will today convene a meeting of shareholders in Mountain View, Calif. The proceedings are generally expected to be routine, which one might not expect, given the rocky period through which the company has been passing of late. CEO Meg Whitman will make a presentation, essentially reiterating her plan to...
HP Wants Nothing More Than a Quiet, Uneventful Shareholder Meeting

California Pension Fund Challenges Facebook Over Board

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CalSTRS, the big pension fund, challenged Facebook over what it sees as a lack of diversity on the company's board of directors....
California Pension Fund Challenges Facebook Over Board

Community Monitoring + Analytics Go Large: Vision Critical Takes $20M From Omers

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Vision Critical, a Vancouver-based developer of online community panels and analytics for companies like Yahoo, Virgin, Rough Guides and Banana Republic and some 600 other brands, is today announcing a $20 million round of funding from OMERS Ventures. The funding, which brings total investment in Vision Critical up to $23...
Community Monitoring + Analytics Go Large: Vision Critical Takes $20M From Omers

Facebook roundup: code, IPO, Super Bowl, WashPo

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Facebook to release C++ library – ZDNet reported that Facebook may open source one of its C++ libraries, the code is used heavily on the platform’s back-end systems. Facebook, Calif. teacher pension fund at odds – Because of Facebook’s corporate governance rules, a large investor — the California State Teachers’...
Facebook roundup: code, IPO, Super Bowl, WashPo
Khosla Ventures appears to be raising second seed fund

A Look at Two Dell Buyout Scenarios

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If the reported talks to take Dell private are indeed serious, it would amount to one of the biggest leveraged buyout deals since before the financial crisis of 2008. It would also be risky for those involved. But it’s totally doable. That’s the conclusion of analyst Chris Whitmore of Deutsche...
A Look at Two Dell Buyout Scenarios
Vision Critical 'Very Satisfied' with $20M for its online customer surveys

Cali pension fund wants Apple to allow majority board voting

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California's public sector retirement system, Calpers, is hoping to push Apple to give it and other shareholders more control over the company's board of directors. The organization told the FT [reg. required] that it wanted a "governance upgrade" where board members are elected or rejected directly based on majority votes....
Cali pension fund wants Apple to allow majority board voting

California Pension Fund Challenges Facebook Over Board

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A large California pension fund has challenged Facebook Inc. over what it sees as a lack of diversity on the company’s board of directors, just days after the social-networking firm filed papers to go public in a closely watched IPO. In a letter addressed to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg...
California Pension Fund Challenges Facebook Over Board
With Software Eating The World, Venture Will Deviate From Historical Returns, Horowitz Says

NY Pension Fund Sues Qualcomm

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The New York State Common Retirement Fund has filed a lawsuit against chipmaker Qualcomm for the right to inspect the company's books and records for political spending....
NY Pension Fund Sues Qualcomm

New York Pension Fund Still Wants Hammergren And Thompson Kicked Off HP's Board (HPQ)

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At HP's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, three board members kept their jobs but one large shareholder still wants to see them gone: NYC Comptroller John C. Liu. "Shareowners have sent a clear message that the directors most responsible for HP's recent debacles must be held accountable," Comptroller Liu said...
New York Pension Fund Still Wants Hammergren And Thompson Kicked Off HP's Board (HPQ)
Hewlett-Packard's Gretchen Tai: The Best Fund Manager You've Never Heard Of
Apple’s shareholder meeting: no dividends yet, Facebook a “friend”

Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent

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After a series of delays, the Reader’s Digest Association has finally emerged from bankruptcy having reduced its debt by 75 percent, the company said. The publisher, which filed for Chapter 11 protection last August, has received $525 million in exit financing from a bond refinancing that will provide RDA...
Reader's Digest Emerges From Chapter 11; Cuts Debt By 75 Percent

Nokia investors impatient as Elop offers no plan B

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Annual general meeting hears frustrated shareholders demanding better results, but CEO Stephen Elop insists that Windows Phone will remainNokia investors told Chief Executive Stephen Elop on Tuesday that they were running out of patience with his flagging attempts to catch up with market leaders Apple and Samsung in smartphones. A...
Nokia investors impatient as Elop offers no plan B

AT&T posts narrow Q4 miss: Profit climbs to $0.44 per share on $32.6 billion in revenue

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AT&T (T) on Thursday reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2012. The carrier confirmed last week that it took a massive $10 billion net charge in Q4 related to pensions and other post-retirement benefit plans — the carrier's pension fund was $10 billion short of its obligations at...
AT&T posts narrow Q4 miss: Profit climbs to $0.44 per share on $32.6 billion in revenue

How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

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Algorithms, the key ingredients of all significant computer programs, have probably influenced your Christmas shopping and may one day determine how you voteKeynes's observation (in his General Theory) that "practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist"...
How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

Failed Banks May Get Pension-Fund Backing as FDIC Seeks Cash - BusinessWeek

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Failed Banks May Get Pension-Fund Backing as FDIC Seeks Cash - BusinessWeek

Unthinkable? An end to Facebook-style flops | Editorial

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We need to explore other options for flotations to change this rotten system that has only enriched insidersIn an ordinary year - one not marked by Britain's double-dip, the euro crisis and a possible change of guard in Washington - the collapse in Facebook's stock would be one of the...
Unthinkable? An end to Facebook-style flops | Editorial

Fujitsu pays $1.2B to cut U.K. pension fund deficit

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Fujitsu has paid $1.2 billion into its pension funds for current and former U.K. employees, and renegotiated cuts to ongoing pension contributions, freeing up cash to grow other areas of its U.K. business, the company said Monday....
Fujitsu pays $1.2B to cut U.K. pension fund deficit
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