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    1. CalSTRS Enhances Corporate Governance Principles With Expanded Board of Directors Accountability Standards

      CalSTRS Enhances Corporate Governance Principles With Expanded Board of Directors Accountability Standards

      These principles guide our proxy voting, which is one of the most important tasks we undertake as a long-term shareholder in support of our fiduciary duty to our members," said CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance Anne Sheehan. "This action reflects how important board diversity, structure and overall effectiveness are to good corporate governance, which in turn is the keystone to long-term, healthy corporate performance."....

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    2. The Silver Lining of Google’s Diversity Efforts

      The Silver Lining of Google’s Diversity Efforts

      The silver lining of Google’s diversity efforts Posted 13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week Google has had big week around diversity. The company gifted a $2.8 million office space inside its New York City building to Black Girls Code, appointed Roger Ferguson, an African-American finance executive, to its board of directors and released its latest diversity report...

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    3. Citrix Is The Latest Enterprise Tech Firm Under Pressure From Activist Investors

      Citrix Is The Latest Enterprise Tech Firm Under Pressure From Activist Investors

      Technology companies, particularly those with an enterprise bent, appear to be coming under increasing pressure from activist investors who want to squeeze out profits at the cost of products and jobs. Last year EMC pressed by an activist investor eventually sold the company to Dell for $67 billion. Citrix is the latest company facing this issue –and from the same investor as it… 

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    4. Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts

      Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts

      When the news broke in early October that Dell was planning on buying EMC for a whopping $67 billion, more than a few jaws dropped (including mine), but in the weeks since, reports have surfaced about multiple problems from tax issues to VMware’s plunging stock price and the post-deal creation of Virtustream. It’s too soon to say the deal is in jeopardy, but there are enough… 

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    5. Mozilla Appoints Board Member Katharina Borchert As CIO

      Mozilla Appoints Board Member Katharina Borchert As CIO

      Mozilla’s leadership team has seen its fair share of changes recently and today the organization named Katharina Borchert as its new Chief Innovation Officer (a role once held by Mozilla’s current CEO Chris Beard). Borchert will start her new job in January. Most recently, Borchert was the CEO of Spiegel Online, the online arm of Germany’s influential Spiegel magazine, as… 

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    6. Now With 12 Million Users, Timehop Adds Twitter Vet Jason Goldman To Its Board

      Now With 12 Million Users, Timehop Adds Twitter Vet Jason Goldman To Its Board

      It’s been a very busy few months for Timehop. The app, which provides users with a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing their photos and social networking posts from this day one year ago or more, is closing out the year with more than 12 million registered users, half of whom, some 6 million, open the app every single day. That’s double the number of both… 

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    7. Women Vs. Women, Or The Ugly Side Of Feminism

      Women Vs. Women, Or The Ugly Side Of Feminism

      With the birth of the new feminist narrative sweeping popular culture, it is bound to enter its awkward teenage phase. And just like a teenage mean girl, the new feminism is growing unwieldy before gracefully settling into something we can agree on. But before it makes it there, I hope it doesn’t tear us all down in the process. A few weeks ago at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in… Read More

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    8. My Response To Dick Costolo: Twitter Must Lead Silicon Valley On Diversity

      My Response To Dick Costolo: Twitter Must Lead Silicon Valley On Diversity

      Twitter has taken a lot of fire for having an all-male board, almost all-male management team, and all-male investor group. The root of this problem is arrogance and a “don’t-care” attitude. This was exemplified by a response by its CEO Dick Costolo to comments I made in a New York Times article —about Twitter’s gender imbalance. Instead of responding to the issue that was raised, he tweeted ...

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    9. Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

      Publicis And Omnicom Announce Plans To Form $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

      Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the "big five" global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a "merger of equals", in which the two will combine to create a powerhouse with some $22.7 billion in annual revenues and a market capitalization of $35.1 billion. The pair say that the new Publicis Omnicom Group will be jointly run by the two existing CEOs, John Wren from Omnicom and Maurice ...

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    10. Google Names VMware Cofounder Diane Greene To Its Board

      Google Names VMware Cofounder Diane Greene To Its Board

      Google has just announced that it's named Diane B. Greene, a cofounder and longtime CEO of VMware, to its Board of Directors. Greene is also on Intuit's Board of Directors, where she serves on the Audit and Risk Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee as well. Greene was formerly President and CEO of VMware from 1998 through 2008, leading it to a $625 million acquisition by ...

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