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    1. Icahn's Plan for Apple Could Benefit Shareholders

      Icahn's Plan for Apple Could Benefit Shareholders

      Apple may be Carl Icahn’s easiest activist campaign ever.

      Mr. Icahn, the 77-year-old billionaire, disclosed on Tuesday through Twitter that he had taken a big position in the firm. It may be one of the most valuable tweets to date: worth $142 million a character, based on the roughly $20 billion it added to the company’s market value on Tuesday. His message was as simple as the medium – Apple should buy back more stock and fast. It would be a smart, relatively effortless move.

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    2. MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

      MSCI Equity Indices August 2013 Index Review

      GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced today the results of the August 2013 Quarterly Index Review for the MSCI Equity Indices – including the MSCI Global Standard, MSCI Global Small Cap and MSCI Micro Cap Indices ...

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    3. CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      CEO Term Limits: Good Soundbite -- Bad Idea

      The noise around CEO term limits is loud enough, and the debate contentious enough, I felt the topic worthy of practical examination. There?s no denying every chief executive has an expiration date. There should also be no argument that prudent planning should take place around the inevitable. But never should said date of expiry be arbitrarily defined - it should be made in the moment based on ...

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      Mentions: Board Governance
    4. The Majority Agree: Boards Need Technology-Savvy Directors

      The Majority Agree: Boards Need Technology-Savvy Directors

      A majority of chairmen, directors, senior executives, management and consultants in our July 2013 survey agree. Boards of directors must give serious consideration to whether they are courting increased financial, reputational, compliance and competitive risk if they do not include directors with IT governance knowledge, skills and experience among their ranks 

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      Mentions: Technology
    5. Meeting Expectations of Board Governance

      Meeting Expectations of Board Governance

      In October and November 2012, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance Surveyed Company Secretaries and General Counsel Globally, to understand and benchmark the landscape of Board Behavior. Our focus included approaches to communications, security, strategic business intelligence and technology against an ever-changing regulatory environment and increased scrutiny.

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    6. TA Associates announces investment in Flashtalking

      TA Associates announces investment in Flashtalking

      TA Associates, a global private equity firm with offices in Boston, announced Tuesday that it has completed an investment in Flashtalking, an advertising technology company. Terms were not disclosed. Headquartered in London, Flashtalking is an international provider of digital advertising products, service, and support for online advertisers and media buying and creative agencies.

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