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Twitter’s top legal executive steps down in surprise move

Twitter’s top legal executive steps down in surprise move

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:36pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter’s top lawyer, known as a champion of free speech, unexpectedly stepped down on Friday as the microblogging company moved closer toward a long-expected initial public offering. Alexander Macgillivray, known for fending off legal challenges to Twitter users’ right [...]

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Microsoft offers ValueAct president seat on board

Microsoft offers ValueAct president seat on board

SEATTLE | Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:52pm EDT SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Friday offered a seat on its board to the president of ValueAct Capital Management, the activist fund manager that pressed for the ouster of Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and wanted a say on the software giant’s strategy after taking a [...]

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Justice Department talks with Microsoft and Google stall

Justice Department talks with Microsoft and Google stall

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON | Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:29pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice’s talks with Microsoft Corp and Google Inc have hit a wall as the government pushes back at the tech companies’ demand for the ability to disclose the now-secret data requests they receive. Microsoft’s general counsel, Brad [...]

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