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Why Disney Passed on Buying Twitter

Although Disney seemed like the perfect suitor for Twitter, the company passed on the strategic acquisition over concerns that social media’s bullying, raunchy language and hate speech risked undermining the Magic Kingdom’s wholesome family image.

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Twitter Buy-out Hopes Crash After Teen Survey Finds No Interest

Twitter’s stock collapsed on October 14 — at one point falling over 8 percent — after potential suitor Salesforce withdrew its interest following the release of a “Teen Survey” that found virtually no interest in the Twitter brand by youth.

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Silicon Valley Shocked as Oculus VR Founder Backs Pro-Trump Group

In Silicon Valley, it is a worse “crime” for the founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, to have donated in support of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump than for Facebook to have potentially engaged in fraudulently inflating its average video viewing times for the last two years.

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CEOs of Silicon Valley’s Top Firms Reveal Diversity

Silicon Valley often gets knocked for a lack of diversity, but historically excluded groups are making an impressive showing at the top spot of the most valuable companies. Just looking at the top ten companies based in Silicon Valley by NASDAQ market cap, 40% are run by someone who is a woman, an immigrant, or non-white. By individual demographics, 20% are women, and 30% are foreign-born.