FORTUNE -- When Twitter went public last month, more than a few critics took the company to task for not having a single female among its seven board members. Particularly galling, they argued, because some studies find that women tend to use Twitter (TWTR) more regularly than do men.
Today the company looked to begin rectifying the situation, announcing that Marjorie Scardino has joined its board. She is the former CEO of both Pearson PLC and Economist Group -- not only giving Twitter some gender diversity on its board, but also its second director with significant media industry experience (alongside ex-News Corp. exec Peter Chernin).
One thing Scardino is not, however, is a prolific tweeter. In fact, her first missive came just this morning:
The announcement means that Twitter will expand its board to eight, although Scardino will replace David Rosenblatt on the audit committee.
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The largest IPOs of 2013 may not be as sexy as offerings from the latest tech darlings, but they contributed to the biggest year of public offerings since the tech bubble of the early 2000s.Nin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Dec 3, 2013 11:05 AM ET
I took to the Twittersphere to defend my article on Wal-Mart's pay problem.
FORTUNE -- Earlier this week, I wrote an article saying Wal-Mart could afford to significantly increase what it pays its employees.
My basic argument: Wal-Mart, like all companies, has to split up the money it generates between investors, lenders, and workers. And when you take a look at where shares of Wal-Mart (WMT) are trading, it seems to imply MOREStephen Gandel, senior editor - Nov 15, 2013 4:40 PM ET
A longtime critic of corporate tax loopholes concedes that JPMorgan and Twitter are not tax dodgers.
FORTUNE -- The odd couple of JPMorgan Chase and Twitter made news Thursday when the bank canceled a planned session on Twitter featuring vice chairman Jimmy Lee, because it attracted a ton of hostile tweets, such as, "When [JPM CEO] Jamie Dimon eats babies are they served rare?"
The bank and the social media company are MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Nov 15, 2013 5:00 AM ET
How much will Twitter have to make in profits to pay for the $1 billion it left on the table?
FORTUNE -- Twitter's debut as a public company stunningly illustrates that two of the most baffling customs in the investment business are back in full force. Both are hallmarks of frothy markets that typically retreat in tough times. The first is Wall Street's preferred IPO process that enriches the banks and MOREShawn Tully, senior editor-at-large - Nov 8, 2013 12:52 PM ET
Congress wants to squeeze more tax revenue out of Twitter, but it's looking in the wrong place.
FORTUNE -- As Wall Street toasted Twitter this week, a very different view toward the company took hold in Washington, D.C., where Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) accused Twitter of exploiting a massive tax loophole. Specifically, they wrote:
"When Twitter goes public later this week, the company may avail itself of this existing MOREDan Primack - Nov 7, 2013 5:06 PM ET
NYSE gets Twitter... and the title.
FORTUNE -- This must be a pretty rough morning over at the NASDAQ.
First, chief rival NYSE managed to bring Twitter (TWTR) public without any of the tech snafus that NASDAQ suffered through last year with Facebook (FB). Now, NYSE gets to rub even more salt in the wound, thanks to this new Thomson Reuters infographic:
It is worth noting, however, that NASDAQ has making inroads in MOREDan Primack - Nov 7, 2013 11:46 AM ET
Fortune managing editor talks about Twitter's IPO, and its future prospects.
FORTUNE -- Andy Serwer went on CBS This Morning to discuss Twitter's IPO, and why he believes that even better times may be ahead for the micro-messaging service.
RELATED:In Twitter IPO, Wall Street reserved info for top clients Twitter leaves more than $1 billion on the table What are Twitter employees tweeting this morning? Nov 7, 2013 11:20 AM ET
Twitter made a ton of money from its IPO, but its bankers got the better deal.
FORTUNE -- Twitter began trading this morning at $45.10 per share, after pricing its IPO last night at $26 per share. Or, put another way, Twitter (TWTR) left more than $1.3 billion on the table. Or, put even another way, more than twice what the company will generate in revenue this year.
To be sure, Twitter MOREDan Primack - Nov 7, 2013 11:09 AM ET
Twitter employees have some big news to share...
FORTUNE -- Twitter (TWTR) this morning is going public after the second-largest Internet IPO in history. Not surprisingly, company employees are sharing the moment the way they know best: Via Twitter.
Below is a selection of tweets from Twitterers (current and former):Dan Primack - Nov 7, 2013 10:12 AM ET
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