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MEDIA + TECH: Parallels in Microsoft, Apple Departures

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TimesCast Media+Tech: The abrupt departure of Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky. | David Pogue reviews fitness bands in 60 seconds. | Integrating technology into the way children play....
MEDIA + TECH: Parallels in Microsoft, Apple Departures

PC shipments drop by about 6% as consumers opt for tablets

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Business undergoes 'structural shift', as launch of Windows 8 fails to lift market while users choose not to replace older PCsThe story for the PC business keeps getting worse. Figures released by the research groups IDC and Gartner show that in the fourth quarter of 2012 sales of PCs dropped...
PC shipments drop by about 6% as consumers opt for tablets

Apple SVP Eddy Cue reportedly fires Maps manager after iOS 6 debacle

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Bloomberg is reporting that Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has fired its manager overseeing its Maps app because of the poor reception it received after the iPhone 5 arrived. Sources said Richard Williamson had been let go by Cue, who was put in charge of the Maps division late...
Apple SVP Eddy Cue reportedly fires Maps manager after iOS 6 debacle

Former Windows chief Sinofsky pens new blog

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Looking to keep conversation about technology and products alive after his abrupt departure from Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky fires up a writing experiment. [Read more]...
Former Windows chief Sinofsky pens new blog

RunKeeper Co-Founder And COO Michael Sheeley Exits Company

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Michael Sheeley, the co-founder of super popular health and fitness analytics app RunKeeper, stepped down from his role as COO and Chief Product Officer at the company this week. He announced his departure in a post on his personal blog Thursday, and the news was first picked up by the...
RunKeeper Co-Founder And COO Michael Sheeley Exits Company

Rumor Roundup: International Defoundered Man of Mystery, Plus Alexis Ohanian Wrote a Book

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(Photo: Amazon) Front Page Printed Pages of the Internet Just before taking stage at SXSW to talk his crowdfunded Internet 2012 tour, Alexis Ohanian emailed out a link to his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed. Since you asked, Mr. Ohanian, we dig...
Rumor Roundup: International Defoundered Man of Mystery, Plus Alexis Ohanian Wrote a Book

Kleiner's Mike Abbott, A Former Twitter Exec, Joins InMobi Board

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InMobi, one of the fastest-growing players in mobile advertising, has a powerful new advisor: Kleiner Perkins partner Mike Abbott, who's joined the company's board of directors. Abbott held top engineering jobs at Twitter and Palm before joining Kleiner last year. He's made a few investments--Gumroad, a payments startup, and Codecademy,...
Kleiner's Mike Abbott, A Former Twitter Exec, Joins InMobi Board

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

RealNetworks Fast-Forwards Through Yet Another CEO

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RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser is back at the helm of the company he established some 17 years ago. The company said today that Thomas Nielsen had resigned as president and chief executive, and that Glaser would replace him on an interim basis. Way to slip that leadership shake-up into the...
RealNetworks Fast-Forwards Through Yet Another CEO

TimesCast Media + Tech: Parallels in Departures at Microsoft and Apple

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The abrupt departure of Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky. David Pogue reviews fitness bands in 60 seconds. Integrating technology into the way children play....
TimesCast Media + Tech: Parallels in Departures at Microsoft and Apple

Former Windows Phone Exec, Charlie Kindel, Joins Amazon To Work On "Something Secret" -- Possibly Phone-Related

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Former Windows Phone developer evangelist, Charlie Kindel, has joined Amazon to head up an undisclosed project. Kindel left Microsoft in mid 2011 to work on his own startups but, according to his LinkedIn profile, is “now at Amazon working on something wonderful”. The profile lists him as ‘Director, something secret’...
Former Windows Phone Exec, Charlie Kindel, Joins Amazon To Work On "Something Secret" -- Possibly Phone-Related

DealBook: E*Trade Names New Interim CEO

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As the beleaguered online brokerage firm continues to overhaul its business, it named Frank J. Petrilli, the board chairman, the interim leader, following the abrupt departure of Steven J. Freiberg....
DealBook: E*Trade Names New Interim CEO

Ballmer decided Windows chief Sinofsky was too divisive

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Details of what led to to the abrupt departure of the man who delivered Windows 8 are still trickling out. But sources say Microsoft's CEO knew he had to make a change. [Read more]...
Ballmer decided Windows chief Sinofsky was too divisive

Vodafone hires former T-Mobile USA CEO in Europe

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Philipp Humm London-based telecom company Vodafone announced this morning that it has hired hired Philipp Humm, the former T-Mobile USA CEO, solving the mystery of which competitor Humm would be joining after his abrupt departure from the Bellevue company. Humm will become Vodafone’s chief executive for Northern and Central Europe,...
Vodafone hires former T-Mobile USA CEO in Europe
Sources inside Microsoft say a clash of personalities led to Sinofsky's departure

Apple’s GM for Europe Pascal Cagni says au revoir

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Le Figaro, a 186-year-old French daily newspaper that is well respected, just reported that Apple’s General Manager for Europe, Middle East, and Africa Pascal Cagni resigned yesterday. During his 12 years at the Apple, according to Le Figaro, the French executive stimulated Apple’s sales in hundreds of countries to almost 28...
Apple’s GM for Europe Pascal Cagni says au revoir

Meet The Two Women Now Running Microsoft's Most Important Business (MSFT)

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With the abrupt departure of top Microsoft executive Steven Sinofsky, Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller are running the Windows division. Larson-Green will run the engineering part of Windows, while Tami Reller will oversee its business operations. The Windows division does $18 billion a year in revenues; it's also viewed as...
Meet The Two Women Now Running Microsoft's Most Important Business (MSFT)

Google acquires failed search rival Cuil’s patent applications

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Google acquired the remaining pending patent applications of Cuil, a search engine once extolled as a prospective Google killer. Two former Google employees and an IBM employee founded the startup that allegedly indexed more websites than Google without retaining information about past search histories or surfing patterns. It was...
Google acquires failed search rival Cuil’s patent applications
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