BlackBerry CEO Urges Shareholders to Keep the Faith

Short-term volatility does not belie future success!
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With Stock Close to an All-Time High, AOL Tells Activist Shareholder to Go to — Well — You Know!

Actually, it’s “Go to H-E-double-toothpicks.”
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Not So Scott Free? Yahoo’s Other Big Shareholder — Cap Re — Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess.

Is the tenure of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson — who is now big with the excuses — in trouble if other shareholders start to bolt?
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Exclusive: Yahoo Director in Charge of Botched CEO Vetting to Step Down From Board

CSLie has claimed its first victim, although the mystery is still unsolved.
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Confirmed: Schultz and Efrusy to Leave Groupon Board; “Accounting Types” Joining

Will a shake-up of the board of the daily deals company help its prospects?
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Like I Said: AOL Activist Investor Files Alternate Slate (and AOL Declines to Agree)

Bring on the proxy fight!
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With Yahoo Shares Dropping Below $15, Will Shareholder Patience Collapse Too?

Yahoo’s stock in on a downward slide again, just in time for its annual meeting next week. So, WWSD (What will shareholders do)?
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Facebook COO Sandberg to Add the Magic Kingdom Board Seat to Her When-You-Wish-Upon-a-Star Resume

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg already has one of the shinier resumes in Silicon Valley as a Harvard grad with stints at the World Bank, the U.S. Treasury Department and Google, as well as a seat on the board of coffee kingpin Starbucks. She was also named one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women this year, clocking in at No. 22. Now Sandberg has been nominated to be a director on the Disney board, a position that will get rubberstamped at the entertainment giant’s annual meeting in March.
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Microsoft Execs Got Compensation Axed, as Ballmer Touts "The New Efficiency" (Which Sounds Painful!)

BoomTown happens to be in the Seattle area today, deep in the heart of Microsoft territory, which apparently is now living in a state of “new normal” according to a declaration by the software giant’s CEO, Steve Ballmer. Well, it all looks the same to me, but that’s what he said in an “executive e-mail” post yesterday titled “The New Efficiency” about the changes brought on by the econalypse. Of course, it’s also a new buzzword for the company’s upcoming Windows 7 rollout, complete with a Web site. Now, that’s efficient! Meanwhile, Microsoft revealed in a proxy filing that the direct compensation of its top execs in 2009 had been slashed.
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iBored: Apple's Shareholder Meeting

Kara Visits the Yahoo Annual Meeting!