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    1. Kevin Farr Appointed to Polaris Industries Inc. Board of Directors

      Kevin Farr Appointed to Polaris Industries Inc. Board of Directors
      MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 24, 2013-- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today appointed Kevin Farr to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Farr is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. At Mattel, Mr. Farr is responsible for the finances of a $6.4 billion global business. He also plays integral roles in corporate strategic planning and development, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate communications and government affairs.
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    2. VirtualScopics' Board of Directors Appoints Eric Converse Interim Chief Executive Officer, Announces Resignation of Jeff Markin

      VirtualScopics' Board of Directors Appoints Eric Converse Interim Chief Executive Officer, Announces Resignation of Jeff Markin

      ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mostafa Analoui Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Directors of VirtualScopics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSCP), a leading provider of quantitative imaging, today announced the appointment of current board member, Eric Converse as Interim CEO. Mr. Converse succeeds Jeff Markin, President and CEO since 2006, who has stepped down to pursue other interests.

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    3. Mizuho CEO set to survive mob scandal, resume reform push

      Mizuho CEO set to survive mob scandal, resume reform push

      By Taiga Uranaka and Taro Fuse TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Mizuho Financial Group looks set to survive the revelation of bank loans to mobsters, a move that could revive his recently flagging efforts to improve corporate governance at Japan's second-largest bank by assets. Mizuho will not sack Yasuhiro Sato as president and CEO, but may suspend his pay for some period, people familiar with the ...

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    4. Mulally: No Change In Plan To Stay Ford CEO

      Mulally: No Change In Plan To Stay Ford CEO

      DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) -- Alan Mulally, the man who has led Ford Motor Co.'s turnaround from near financial ruin, would not say Thursday if he has talked to Microsoft about the CEO job at the software giant. "We don't comment on the speculation," Mulally said in response to a question from The Associated Press on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call...

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    5. Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Dealpolitik: Alibaba's Governance -- Should Law Decide of Free Market?

      Once again a major company seems likely to come to the U.S. with a governance structure that would be prohibited on its home country’s stock exchange. Both Nasdaq and the NYSE would be willing to list Alibaba shares after a public offering despite the Chinese company’s unusual governance structure, the Journal reported this week. A group of partners at Alibaba will have the right to nominate a majority of the directors. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has reportedly rejected a listing with this type of management control of the board...

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    6. Carl Icahn Launches Website And Increases Pressure On Apple To Repurchase Shares

      Carl Icahn Launches Website And Increases Pressure On Apple To Repurchase Shares

      The activist investor isn’t limited to Twitter and CNBC to broadcast his views. Hot off his $800M windfall this week from the sale of half his Netflix shares , today he introduced a site, Shareholders’ Square Table , where he says he’ll “discuss what can be done to change our current, dysfunctional system of corporate governance” that results in CEOs and boards “that are strangling shareholders ...

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    7. Mike Slessor Promoted to President of FormFactor, Inc. and Joins Board of Directors

      Mike Slessor Promoted to President of FormFactor, Inc. and Joins Board of Directors

      LIVERMORE, CA, Oct 24, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- FormFactor, Inc. FORM -14.75% today announced the appointment of Mike Slessor as president and as a member of the company's Board of Directors, and CEO Tom St. Dennis as Executive Chairman of the Board. St. Dennis' new role follows the decision of Carl Everett, current Chairman of the Board, to not run for re-election to the FormFactor Board at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Everett will assume the role of Lead Independent Director. All appointments are effective October 24, 2013.

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    8. Dr. Edward H. Frank Joins Fusion-io Board of Directors

      Dr. Edward H. Frank Joins Fusion-io Board of Directors

      SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Edward H. Frank, age 56, to the Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2013. Dr. Frank recently retired as vice president of Macintosh Hardware Systems Engineering at Apple, Inc. He holds over 50 United States patents and is a Life Trustee of Carnegie Mellon University.

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    9. Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      Twitter Quietly Doubles Board Compensation

      On a day when much of the tech world was focused on Apple’s big Ipad announcement, complete with live-blogging updates like this one from our friends at GigaOm, Twitter quietly filed its latest revised S-1. The 512-page document was filed just three minutes before the SEC’s electronic window closed for the night and included several new disclosures, only one of which — the tapping of a $1 billion credit line provided by Twitter’s lead underwriters — was picked up (see this WSJ piece and this one from Bloomberg for more details) by major news outlets...

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    10. Dr. Amy E. Alving Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

      Dr. Amy E. Alving Elected to Fannie Mae Board of Directors

      WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Fannie Mae FNMA +16.38% today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Amy E. Alving to the company's Board. Dr. Alving, a seasoned technology leader, will complement other members' areas of expertise and strengthen the Board's governance of Fannie Mae's business transformation as the company improves its infrastructure and builds new capabilities to serve the future housing finance market.

       

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    11. EFactor Group Corporation Appoints Three New Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

      EFactor Group Corporation Appoints Three New Independent Directors to Its Board of Directors

      SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCBB:STDR) EFactor Group Corp. ("EFactor Group" or "the Company"), niche social network for entrepreneurs, today announced that its board of directors has approved the additions of three independent directors; Mr. Brian Banmiller, Mr. John Barbera, and Mr. Mark Stanich. These additions bring the total number of directors to seven, four of which are independent.

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    12. Responsys Chief Executive Joins YuMe Board of Directors

      Responsys Chief Executive Joins YuMe Board of Directors
      REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 23, 2013--YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME), a leading provider of digital video brand advertising solutions, has appointed industry leader Daniel D. Springer to the company's Board of Directors. Springer brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to the Board, driving innovation across industries.
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    13. EarthLink Announces Addition to Board of Directors; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 per Share

      EarthLink Announces Addition to Board of Directors; Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 per Share

      ATLANTA, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) today announced the appointment R. Gerard Salemme to EarthLink's Board of Directors. Additionally, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.05 per share to be paid on December 20, 2013 to shareholders of record on December 6, 2013.

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    14. Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Icahn's Netflix Sale Shows Differences With Son Over Value

      Billionaire Carl Icahn sold more than half of his stake in Netflix Inc. (NFLX), exposing a disagreement with his son Brett over the value of the stock.  Icahn sold 2.99 million shares of Los Gatos, California-based Netflix starting on Oct. 10, as it approached new highs, according to a regulatory filing yesterday. He continues to own 2.67 million shares, or a 4.5 percent stake...

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