— Nelson Mandela (who had both)
RIP Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.
— New BlackBerry CEO John Chen in an open letter to customers
Twitter has appointed the first woman to its board of directors, former publishing executive Marjorie Scardino. She was previously CEO of Pearson and also ran its Economist Group. Scardino sent her first tweet this morning.
In the run-up to its November IPO, Twitter came under fire for the absence of women from its board. Here’s a full rundown of the technology company’s eight directors.
— Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin on the launch of her tech news site, The Information, which will be subscription-based.