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Disney welcomes Tech Saavy muscle to it’s Board

January 8th, 2014 | by Annie
Disney welcomes Tech Saavy muscle to it’s Board
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Just as 2013 came to an end, the Walt Disney Company named well-known internet tycoon Jack Dorsey to become a member of the entertainment enterprise.

What’s unusual is that Mr. Dorsey is chairman and co-founder of social  news prompter Twitter, and CEO and co-founder of online payments startup Square — has now become the latest tech juggernaut to join Disney’s board.

In recent years Disney has hired Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and former Sybase CEO John Chen, who is now interim CEO of BlackBerry. Dorsey himself replaced Judy Estrin, well-known technologist and former CTO of Cisco, who had been a Disney director for 15 years and recently ran up his term limit.

But then who can forget everyone’s favorite – Steve Jobs of Apple, who after the sell of his Pixar to Disney, became its single largest individual shareholder.

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