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Apple Promises to Add More Women and Minorities to Its Board - Posted January 7, 2014
We're going to have to agree with the HuffPo commenter at the end of this clip: as much as we'd like for Apple's board to reflect the diversity of the United Sta... [PRNewser]

Twitter Names First Female Board Member (Who Then Sends Her First Ever Tweet) - Posted December 6, 2013
Twitter has over 2,000 employees but, pre-IPO, no women on its board, which was something of a bone of contention amongst the tech press. Despite CEO Dick Costolo arguing that... [AllTwitter]

Twitter (Finally) Adds a Woman to Its Board of Directors - Posted December 5, 2013
We're all aware that Twitter has received some well-deserved negative attention at the most important moment in its history for neglecting to include any women on its board of directors. That changed this morning when the company announced, vi... [PRNewser]

Rumors Fly Over Potential Sale of Financial Times - Posted October 3, 2012
Anyone want to buy a pink newspaper? Because according to several rumors, The Financial Times is going to be up for sale soon. The Wall Street Journal ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rumors Fly Over Potential Sale of Financial Times - Posted October 3, 2012
Anyone want to buy a pink newspaper? Because according to several rumors, The Financial Times is going to be up for sale soon. The Wall Street Journal ... [FishbowlNY]

14 Media Women Comprise Forbes' List of World's 100 Most Powerful Women List - Posted August 23, 2012
When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different. Their World's 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women! ... [TVNewser]

14 Media Women Comprise Forbes' List of World's 100 Most Powerful Women List - Posted August 23, 2012
When Forbes releases their annual rankings, people listen so their latest list is no different. Their World's 100 Most Powerful Women list was released and out of the 100 names, 14 women are in media. Congrats to the power women! ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Penguin's eBook Sales Grew 128% Over The Last Year - Posted July 29, 2011
Penguin's eBook global sales grew 128 percent over the last year, and eBooks now represent 14 percent of the company's total revenue. Penguin's parent company Pearson released these sales figures in its 2011 half year results report. Pearson saw sales up six percent to 2.4 billion with profits up 20 percent... [GalleyCat]

Sluggish Dollar Affects Penguin Results - Posted July 30, 2007
Pearson, parent company of Penguin, has reported its 2007 interim results. Its education unit increased sales by 7% and moved into first-half profit of 5m pounds, while Penguin revenues were up 1% with profits 11% higher. "Our half-year results are always just a hint of our potential for the year,... [GalleyCat]

Pearson Boss Falls Four in UK Media List - Posted July 9, 2007
By way of the Bookseller, the Guardian reports that Pearson boss Marjorie Scardino has fallen four places in the Guardian's "Media 100", the newspaper's power-list of the media world's movers and shakers. She is the only book publisher in the list, Reed's Crispin Davis... [GalleyCat]

Pearson Gets Critical Analysis - Posted June 8, 2007
The Times' Dan Sabbagh looks at the performance of educational publisher Pearson (parent company of Penguin) and its CEO, Dame Marjorie Scardino, over the last ten years, and wonders if it's "unreasonable to ask whether it is time for Dame Marjorie to adopt a different strategy." Especially because even though the... [GalleyCat]

Pearson Meets Own Expectations - Posted April 27, 2007
Pearson (parent company of Penguin and the world's largest educational publisher) published a report from its Annual General Meeting and the results are rather rosy. The company, Reuters reports, said it was trading in line with expectations and that it expects its higher education business sales to grow 3-5 percen... [GalleyCat]

Pearson Profits Rise - Posted February 26, 2007
Pearson, the world's largest education publisher (and parent company of Penguin Books) reported a 19 pct rise in 2006 profits, ahead of market expectations, and said it expects to grow faster than its markets in 2007. Penguin saw sales rise by 5% and operating profit by 10% in 2006,... [GalleyCat]

A Volatile Time in UK Publishing - Posted January 23, 2007
The Independent's Saeed Shah analyzes the recent report by Pearson (parent company of Penguin) that their profits will be at its highest in years, leading to a five-year-high in stock prices. But even though rumors still swirl that a private equity company could swoop in and buy the company outright -... [GalleyCat]

Strong Profits for Pearson - Posted January 22, 2007
Pearson provided its ts regular January trading update today, stating that they continued to perform strongly through the fourth quarter of 2006. Pearson Education sustained its good revenue momentum and achieved further margin improvement, ahead of expectations, as we benefited from our investments in educational testing and technology. The Financial Times... [GalleyCat]

Speculation of Pearson Private Equity Buyout - Posted January 18, 2007
The Scotsman reports that shares in Pearson (parent company of Penguin and the Financial Times) jumped more than 4 percent on Wednesday to their highest price since mid-2002 in hefty volume amid speculation over a private-equity buyout for the world's largest educational publisher. Details of a report in the weekly The... [GalleyCat]

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