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Adam Neumann, who has been ousted overnight as chief executive of WeWork, the company he founded, alongside his sister, Adi, onstage at the “2018 Creator Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York. Photograph: Cole Wilson

Adam Neumann has been pushed out as chief executive of WeWork after some of the lossmaking property company’s biggest backers lost faith in the 40-yea(...)

Patrick Scully, managing director and vice president of Oath. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

US tech firm Oath plans to double its global users to 2 billion by 2020, with the Dublin-based European headquarters set to play a significant part in(...)

Sir Martin Sorrell  is leaving the advertising giant after three decades in the business and a successor has not yet been named. File photograph:  Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Advertising giant WPP faces a fraught annual meeting next month as investors and shareholder advisers grow increasingly frustrated over the lack of in(...)

Tim Armstrong: the former Google executive ran AOL until its $4.4 billion sale to Verizon in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong, the former AOL chief executive, is being considered to succeed Martin Sorrell as head of WPP, the marketing and communications group, a(...)

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: 4,200 articles were published in English about her last year. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In 1985, when I became a journalist, I was invited to join a group of female colleagues who met regularly to discuss how rotten it was being a woman a(...)

Verizon Communications Inc is expected to announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion

Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.(...)

AOL chief executiveTim Armstrong: “It is probably going to take a long time, it might take a couple of decades . . .” Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

AOL’s bid to ramp up its share of a still nascent mobile media market is the big focus at the moment for its chief executive Tim Armstrong, who combin(...)

Chief executive Tim Armstrong at AOL’s offices in Dublin: he wants the company to reach 2 billion users, up from about 700 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong wants to be “really clear” about his company’s “very audacious goals”. Following its $4.4 billion (€3.9 billion) a(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)

Next time you hear someone say: “This deal, we feel, is the right deal to go forward. In the go-forward scenario, we plan on doing the deal”, which was precisely the bull AOL’s Tim Armstrong spouted when it was bought by Verizon this year, don’t swallow it. Photograph: the New York Times

At this time of year, my mind naturally turns to guff. Every December I open the cupboard in which I store the worst examples of the year’s jargon and(...)

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