TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX) CFO to Step Down Jul 31, 2015 04:06PM

TPG Specialty Lending (NYSE: TSLX) announced today the following changes to the Company’s management team. Alan Kirshenbaum has notified the Company of his intention to step down as Chief Financial Officer, effective no earlier than October 2, 2015, to pursue a new career opportunity. Upon his departure, Robert (Bob) Ollwerther, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer, pending a resolution by the Company’s... (continue reading...)

Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration Jul 31, 2015 02:53PM

By Edward Taylor and Julia Love

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's headquarters last year and senior Apple executives toured the carmaker's Leipzig factory to learn how it manufactures the i3 electric car, two sources... (continue reading...)

Facebook (FB) CEO Zuckerberg and Wife Priscilla are Soon-to-Be Parents Jul 31, 2015 02:44PM

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla are going to be parents.

The following was posted to Zuck's Facebook page on Friday:

Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl!

This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the opportunity to touch people's lives around the world -- Cilla as a doctor and educator, and me through this community and philanthropy. Now we'll focus on making the world a better... (continue reading...)

Mozilla CEO Chides Microsoft (MSFT) Over Edge Browser in New Windows 10 Jul 31, 2015 02:41PM

Mozilla, maker of the popular Firefox web browser, issued an open letter to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday. In part, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard criticized Microsoft for taking choice away from the consumer.

Beard commented [emphasis ours]: We appreciate that it’s still technically possible to preserve people’s previous settings and defaults, but the design of the whole upgrade experience and the default settings APIs have been changed to make... (continue reading...)

CF Industries (CF) Closes $580M Acquisition of Remaining GrowHow Stake Jul 31, 2015 02:24PM

CF Industries (NYSE: CF) has closed the acquisition of the outstanding interests it did not already own in GrowHow UK Limited (GrowHow) for total cash consideration of $580 million. GrowHow owns and operates nitrogen production facilities in Ince and Billingham, U.K.

“We are pleased to welcome 550 new employees from GrowHow to CF Industries and to add the production facilities in Ince and Billingham to our system of nitrogen complexes,” said Tony Will, president and... (continue reading...)

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