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Dec 6, 2013

Insight: Tech start-ups show little imagination on board gender diversity

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – At Pinterest, the online bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70 percent of the users are female. But the company’s board of directors is 100 percent male.

Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting talent first. A Reuters survey of the 10 top venture-backed start-ups, as measured by venture funds raised, shows that six do not have any women on the board, including Pinterest. And none has more than one.

Dec 6, 2013

Tech start-ups show little imagination on board gender diversity

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – At Pinterest, the online
bulletin board service that is valued near $3.8 billion, some 70
percent of the users are female. But the company’s board of
directors is 100 percent male.

Male-heavy boards dominate in the start-up mecca of Silicon
Valley, which prides itself on progressive thinking and putting
talent first. A Reuters survey of the 10 top venture-backed
start-ups, as measured by venture funds raised, shows that six
do not have any women on the board, including Pinterest. And
none has more than one.

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Apple buys startup Topsy; gets rich Twitter data

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Apple Inc has
acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy, an
unusual purchase for a hardware-focused company that has made
few forays into social networking.

Apple confirmed the acquisition but would not say why it
bought the company, which specializes in analyzing Twitter
data and providing insights into current sentiment on a
variety of topics.

Nov 27, 2013

HP shares jump on turnaround hopes; margins a concern

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co shares soared
near their 52-week high on Wednesday after investors saw signs a
turnaround plan was gaining traction, but Wall Street worried
the improvement was coming at the expense of margins.

HP shares jumped nearly 10 percent to $27.56 in afternoon
trading, after at least one brokerage raised its rating on the
PC maker’s shares and another nine raised their price targets.

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