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Booting Up: BlackBerry Slashes Work Force by 300

RIP. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons,by ScaredPoed)

RIP. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons,by ScaredPoed)

The dissolution of BlackBerry begins: It axed 300 employees from its Canadian headquarters. [AllThingsD]

Here’s a handy chart of the top 17 tech companies and the composition of their boards, with nary a woman in sight. [Valleywag]

San Francisco-based tech companies justify their tax breaks by giving back to the community with cocktail parties. [BuzzFeed FWD]

Dying Turntable.fm is launching a live streaming music concert series. [The Verge]

Nielsen’s new Twitter TV Ratings is a “load of crap” that’s designed to make both companies rich. [Defamer]

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