Posts tagged succession
Source: www.businessinsider.com – Friday, June 15, 2012
Prior to Facebook's IPO, the Securities and Exchange Commission requested Facebook fork over a bunch of company secrets, our Bloomberg terminal tells us. The SEC wanted to Facebook to… …Explain its partnership with massive Russian portal Mail.ru …Detail how many of its users are actually fake users or duplicates. …Explain how Zynga's relationship with Google will impact Facebook's business …Dislose how users can control how their information is used by Facebook. …Outline Zuckerberg's succession plan. CORRECTION : An earlier version of this story said that the SEC was requesting this information now. We wrote the story in this way because Bloomberg wrote its headlines in the present tense, e.g. "SEC SEEKS INFO. ON ZUCKERBERG'S ABILITY TO DESIGNATE SUCCESSOR." An updated version of the Bloomberg story makes it clear that this is the information the SEC requested prior to Facebook's IPO. We apologize for the confusion. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook . Join the conversation about this story »
Source: www.cato-at-liberty.org – Monday, December 19, 2011
By Doug Bandow North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il is dead . There is now no prospect of negotiating and implementing a new nuclear agreement with the North in the near future. The so-called Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is likely to be consumed with a power struggle which could turn violent. Washington’s best policy option is to step back and observe. After his stroke three years ago, Kim anointed his youngest son , Kim Jong-un, as his successor . However, the latter Kim has had little time to establish himself. The previous familial power transfer to Kim Jong-il took roughly two decades. There are several potential claimants to supreme authority in the North, and the military may play kingmaker. Some observers hope for a “Korean Spring,” but the DPRK’s largely rural population is an unlikely vehicle for change. Urban elites may want reform, but not revolution. If a North Korean Mikhail Gorbachev is lurking in the background, he will have to move slowly to survive. During this time of political uncertainty no official is likely to have the desire or ability to make a deal yielding up North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The leadership will be focused inward and no one is likely to challenge the military, which itself may fracture politically. Nor is China likely to play a helpful role. Beijing views the status quo as being in its interest. Above all else, China is likely to emphasize stability, though it may very well atte
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Source: www.kungfugrippe.com – Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sometimes, Christmas feels like a succession of nested regular expressions. Emotional, religious, and sometimes light-related regular expressions. Anyway. I know fuck-all about regular expressions. So. Back to these backslash fucking backslash lights.