Meet The New Breed Of Activist Investors Who Are Trying To Give Silicon Valley A Conscience

Arjuna Capital, which went to Facebook’s and Google’s recent shareholder meetings with proposals for gender equity disclosure, is the most visible of these firms. Last Thursday, hundreds of Facebook shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Menlo Park, California listened politely as top executives discussed the social media giant’s performance metrics and goals–until Natasha Lamb got up out of her chair and stood to face the board. She demanded that the company address its fake news problem by publishing a formal report about its prevalence on the site and its impact.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hodder scoops biography of Silicon Valley investor Masayoshi Son

Hodder & Stoughton is publishing the first English-language biography of Silicon Valley investor and SoftBank c.e.o. Masayoshi Son in June.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Activist Push To Force Silicon Valley To Move Faster On Diversity

A look inside the organizations advocating for the non-dominant voices in technology.Silicon Valley is a world of mirrors and myths. Every company has a creation story; most have an eccentric leader; some have had entire books written about them. The most pervasive myth out there, however, is... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Did a billionaire Silicon Valley investor fund Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker?

Peter Thiel, whose early stakes in companies like PayPal Holdings Inc. and Facebook Inc. made him a billionaire, has reason to hate online media company Gawker. Thiel compared Gawker's sardonic tech blog Valleywag to the terrorist group Al Qaeda in 2009. Valleywag had taken every opportunity to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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‘Whistleblower’ and ‘Uncanny Valley’ offer a chilling look at life in Silicon Valley

Two new memoirs reveal harassment, discrimination and intimidation, among other abuses, at large tech companies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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DOJ v. PRH: Markus Dohle's Silicon Valley of Media

In roughly five hours of testimony on Thursday, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle jousted with government lawyers over PRH's market share, his commitment to allow PRH and S&S editors to bid on the same books if the merger is completed, and other issues tied to what the impact of a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A more sympathetic perspective on Silicon Valley’s venture capitalists

With engaging stories and little-known details, Sebastian Mallaby defends the role of VC firms. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Silverback duo give climate activists a shot in the arm

The co-creators of the book of the Earthshot Prize talk about striking the right tone in order to encourage individual action on climate change. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Meet the BookTokers giving backlist titles a shot in the arm through the pandemic

The video-sharing social media platform TikTok is not just a place where teens share the latest dance crazes—it’s also proving a driver of book sales, and beyond teen reads too. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Daunt Gives B&N Update at BISG Annual Meeting

To survive in the age of Amazon, B&N CEO James Daunt said bookstores "need to look good and have great books and passionate booksellers" in an interview with BISG executive director Brian O'Leary. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Olin expands board to add activist investor's picks

Olin Corp. said Monday that it has added two directors to its board as part of a new agreement with activist investor Sachem Head Capital Management LP, which owns about a 9.5% interest in the chemical manufacturer. Olin said Scott Ferguson, Sachem Head's founder and managing partner, and... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Report: EBay seeking bids for Classifieds Group at activist investors' urging

EBay Inc. is making plans to sell its international classifieds arm, eBay Classifieds Group, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. According to the Journal, Classifieds could be worth around $10 billion. The private equity firms TPG and Blackstone Group Inc., as well... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

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Silicon Valley Hustling: An Interview with Anna Wiener

Wiener’s memoir “Uncanny Valley” maps her coming-of-age during the Valley’s 2010s rush, and the industry’s own loss of innocence. Continue reading at The Paris Review

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AT&T bows to pressure from activist investor, may sell ailing DirecTV unit

Mere weeks after activist investor Elliott Management publicly pressed AT&T to slash costs and dial down its acquisitions strategy, it appears as if Chairman-CEO Randall Stephenson has knuckled under to those demands. Speaking today on AT&T’s third-quarter earnings call, Stephenson laid... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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AT&T makes changes in response to activist investor push

AT&T will review its portfolio for assets it can sell off, pay down debt related to its Time Warner acquisition and add 2 board members as part of a plan to boost results Continue reading at ABC News

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Silicon Valley is a popular target for writers. How does Daniel Handler’s ‘Bottle Grove’ hold up?

The latest novel from the man behind Lemony Snicket is a satire that’s missing some key ingredients. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

Three recent books challenge the tech industry's myths of self-reliance and prescience. Continue reading at Wired

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4th Estate wins seven-way auction for Silicon Valley story

4th Estate’s Anna Kelly has won a seven-way auction to publish a debut non-fiction book about the perils of digital start-ups. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Sex Party' or 'Nerds on a Couch?' A Night in Silicon Valley

Party described in Vanity Fair article and forthcoming book was at a home of Steve Jurvetson, a founding partner of venture-capital firm DFJ who left the firm in November. Continue reading at Wired

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Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women

Shervin Pishevar, a leading Silicon Valley investor, has been accused of groping, forcibly kissing and sexually harassing multiple women, according to a Bloomberg report published late Thursday. The early backer of Uber and co-founder and managing director of Sherpa Capital is facing accusations... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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