Arik Hesseldahl

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Hewlett-Packard Shareholders Approve Board Shake-Up

Hewlett-Packard shareholders approved the new makeup of the company’s board of directors at a meeting in Arlington, VA, today. The company had gotten some push-back from two shareholder advocacy groups, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, who advised their clients to vote against the nomination of as many as three directors standing for re-election. All directors nominated were re-elected. The company announced a dramatic board shake-up on January 20, adding, among others, former EBay CEO Meg Whitman.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald