• Bill Gates-Backed Kymeta Raises $20M, CEO Announces...
    GeekWire - Dec 16
    Kymeta, which has been described as the next billion-dollar idea bankrolled by Bill Gates, has raised another $20 million in venture capital financing. The Redmond company also announced that CEO Vern Fotheringham — a... Read »
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  • Mikkel Svane On Zendesk’s IPO
    Business Insider - Dec 16
    In early 2014, a few months before taking his company public, Zendesk CEO Mikkel Svane and his two cofounders, Morten Primdahl and Alexander Aghassipour, went out for drinks in San Francisco. It was the first time in a... Read »
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  • Kabam CEO: When It’s Okay To Be A Workaholic
    Fortune - Dec 16
    My alarm goes off. It’s pitch black, and I look over at my phone; it’s 6:00 a.m. I feel unfamiliar sheets pinning me to the bed, and realize I’m away on business. Still. What city am I in? Yesterday it was Hong... Read »
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  • Wall Street’s 10 Biggest Winners Of 2014
    Forbes - Dec 16
    With U.S. stocks and bonds rising ever higher, 2014 was a pretty good year on Wall Street. But for many big financial players it was not as great a year as you might expect. The good: After being in the doldrums for years,... Read »
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  • Will Target’s New CEO Bring Holiday Cheer For...
    Forbes - Dec 16
    Target's aggressive bid to boost profits with its earliest ever Black Friday sale – starting Thanksgiving Day – is one more signal of the retailer’s holiday wish to redeem itself this season. And it has good reason... Read »
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  • Bill Gates: 2014 Was A Huge Year For Things That...
    Business Insider - Dec 16
    Bill Gates is proud of what the world accomplished in 2014. It was a rough year in many ways, but there's good news to celebrate, too: We're making progress on eradicating some of the world's worst diseases. More... Read »
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  • Sony Pictures CEO Promises Employees That Hack...
    The Verge - Dec 16
    Sony Pictures' legal team has begun its campaign to beat back media coverage of the studio's hack, and today leadership tried to address internal concerns during a company-wide town hall. Variety reports that CEO Michael... Read »
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  • CEO Of Bob Evans Farms Steps Down From Post
    ABC News - Dec 16
    The CEO of Bob Evans Farms Inc. is stepping down by mutual agreement after more than eight years in the post as the restaurant operator works on improving its performance. Steve Davis is also giving up his position as a... Read »
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  • Jeff Bezos’ Lemonade Stand
    NYT - Dec 15
    Philip K. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” is about what the title character calls the “terribly, terribly disruptive” nature of reality, so it is awesome that the terribly, terribly disruptive Amazon has now... Read »
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  • Jeff Bezos Reveals How He Built Amazon Into A...
    Business Insider - Dec 15
    Jeff Bezos and I have a long history, dating from my days on Wall Street and the early years of Amazon.com. Today, he's an investor in Business Insider, and I remain an Amazon shareholder. I tried not to let any of that be a... Read »
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  • Warner CEO Says Streaming Music Is Good, Free Music...
    Recode - Dec 15
    Like other music labels, Warner Music Group thinks the boom in streaming music services is a good thing. But like other music labels, Warner is really interested in the music services listeners pay for — and is growing... Read »
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  • Richard Branson On How To Raise Money When You’re...
    Entrepreneur - Dec 15
    My friends and I came up with the name “Virgin” one day when we were 15 years old, sitting around in a basement. I was keen on the name “Slipped Disc” for our new music venture, but then one of my friends pointed out... Read »
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  • GM President: Company Culture Must Instill...
    Fortune - Dec 15
    Mary Barra, chief executive officer, dominated the news pertaining to General Motors Co. in 2014. GM’s massive safety recalls, plus her status as the first woman to lead an automaker, got plenty of attention. Dan... Read »
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  • Oil Would Use Portugal Proceeds To Pay For Tim Bid,...
    Bloomberg - Dec 15
    Oi SA Chief Executive Officer Bayard Gontijo said Brazil’s biggest landline phone company would use proceeds from the sale of its Portuguese assets to finance any bid for wireless carrier Tim Participacoes SAat... Read »
    5 days ago
  • Southwest CEO On Downside Of Oil Price Drops
    Skift - Dec 15
    Southwest Airlines Co. is reworking hedges for future jet-fuel costs as the global collapse in oil prices helps U.S. carriers save money while also creating instability across the industry. “It’s a scramble,” Chief... Read »
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