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2014-03-12 12:34:19

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Carl C. Icahn released the following open letter to stockholders of eBay Inc.: I believe that the Skype affair, only some of the sordid details of which we recently exposed, represents a complete and utter breakdown in the system of checks and balances that a properly functioning board should provide. Without a strong and independent board that rejects cronyism and is willing to hold management accountable, I believe that eBay...

2014-03-12 12:23:54

CANNES, France and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Times praises Dutch regions for their investment climate Brainport Eindhoven and the province of Brabant received several awards today at the international real estate fair MIPIM in Cannes, for their high ranking in the Financial Times survey of 'fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future". The Times ranked Eindhoven third on the overall European Foreign Direct...

EU Investigation iPhone Sales Practices
2013-05-27 10:30:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new report from the Financial Times claims the European Commission is in the early stages of an investigation into supposed anticompetitive practices by Apple regarding their iPhone sales. The news source says they´ve seen questionnaires sent to carriers in the EU/EEA which could be the precursor of a formal investigation into Apple´s sales practices. So far, however, there has been no official investigation launched...

Is Google Making A Smartwatch?
2013-03-22 09:54:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Never one to be left apart from the crowd, Google is now rumored to be developing a smartwatch too, according to the Financial Times. It´s something of a new trend, and both Apple and Samsung have been rumored to be developing a watch that users can sync up with a smartphone, although neither company has given any official word on the devices. A Samsung executive said recently that they have been “preparing the watch...

2011-02-04 15:29:00

WELLESLEY, Mass., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Financial Times 2011 Global MBA Rankings has ranked the Babson MBA program #1 in Entrepreneurship for the second consecutive year. In addition, this #1 ranking marks the second consecutive annual media ranking cycle where the graduate school was ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship by all three major publications: U.S. News & World Report (April, 2010), The Princeton Review (October, 2010), and the Financial Times (January, 2011)....

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