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How VMWare will structure its new semi-autonomous cloud unit

The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

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Garrett Camp has abruptly stepped down as CEO of StumbleUpon, the link-sharing service he started 10 years ago. The company is searching for a replacement. Camp will still be the company's chairman. Cofounder and CTO Geoff Smith is staying on. StumbleUpon, which was bought by eBay in 2007 for $75...
The 25-Million-User Social Network You Forgot About Just Lost Its CEO

The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

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Has The Washington Post acquired Digg, as reported in The Next Web? Sort of. We’re hearing that the Post has hired the Digg team, but is not acquiring the site or the technology. In other words, this is a talent acquisition, and in fact Digg properties, patents, and assets are...
The Digg Team Is Going To WaPo, But The Assets Aren’t

Rumor: Google SVP Arora to control Motorola post-merger

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An as yet unconfirmed rumor floating around Google suggests that the company's chief business officer and senior VP Nikesh Arora would take effective control of Motorola should its proposed takeover be approved. The tip to Business Insider had Arora "agitating" for a CEO role at some level ever since Larry...
Rumor: Google SVP Arora to control Motorola post-merger

Apple appoints John Browett as Senior Vice President of Retail

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Apple has appointed John Browett as their new Senior Vice President of Retail. Mr Browett will be leaving his position of CEO of Dixons Retail, Europe’s largest specialist electrical retailer. “Our retail stores are all about customer service, and John shares that commitment like no one else we’ve met,”...
Apple appoints John Browett as Senior Vice President of Retail

Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

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Y Combinator’s Winter 2013 Demo Day is a scaled back affair in many ways — 47 startups are graduating at today’s event, down significantly from the 84-startup Summer 2012 class and the 66-startup Winter 2012 class. However, there’s one very notable aspect of YC that saw growth this time around:...
Women Make Up 10% Of Founders In Y Combinator's Current Class

Watch: Marissa Mayer talks about why she first decided to join Google

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With today’s news that Google VP of Location Marissa Mayer will be taking over the CEO role at Yahoo, it’s a good time to go back and figure out exactly what makes her tick and what we can expect from her at Yahoo. In an interview that Mayer did in...
Watch: Marissa Mayer talks about why she first decided to join Google

Yahoo woos Canada with original Web series and a new platform for premium video content

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With Yahoo continuing to cement its position as a major media company, it comes as little surprise that the Internet giant has announced a slew of new premium video content and original series, with Canada the target market. In addition to this, the digital behemoth also launches Yahoo! Canada Screen,...
Yahoo woos Canada with original Web series and a new platform for premium video content

Garrett Camp Distills His Uber And StumbleUpon Expertise Into New Holding Company Expa

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The rise of the company builders is right. As Leena wrote in her spot-on post, “Operators are foregoing the traditional path of joining a traditional VC to instead create a studio-like holding operation.” The latest in a series of accomplished entrepreneurs wanting to lend their expertise to a new generation...
Garrett Camp Distills His Uber And StumbleUpon Expertise Into New Holding Company Expa

Is Marissa Mayer haunted by the spectre of political correctness?

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Unless you’ve been in the evil clutches of a media blackout for the past few weeks, you’ll be well aware that Marissa Mayer has recently jumped ship (right over the top of Ross Levinsohn) to join Yahoo! as its new CEO. Combine this with the fact Mayer left a long-term...
Is Marissa Mayer haunted by the spectre of political correctness?
New Apple SVP of Retail John Browett makes his way to Apple’s Leadership page

Social media monitoring firm Visible Technologies raises $5.5M

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Social media monitoring firm Visible Technologies has raised an additional $5.5 million, bringing total funding in the company to $57.5 million. Existing investors, including WPP, Ignition Capital and Investor Growth Capital, participated in the round. The funding came in conjunction with the acquisition of Cymfony, a Kantar Media company that Visible purchased...
Social media monitoring firm Visible Technologies raises $5.5M

I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

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This is the evening before Google’s I/O developer conference and there’s already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to note is that there will only be one keynote this year, a mega three-hour session where Google...
I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

Groupon's Mason: I "can't talk the stock up back to 20 bucks"

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“Is the board going to fire you tomorrow?” was the first thing Business Insider’s Henry Blodget asked Groupon CEO Andrew Mason at the Business Insider Ignition conference Wednesday, amid reports that Mason may be pushed out of his role as CEO. AllThingsD and other media outlets reported Tuesday that “discussions...
Groupon's Mason: I "can't talk the stock up back to 20 bucks"

LIVE from New York: Groupon's Andrew Mason on the Hot Seat

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Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is under fire on many fronts, and now some of his own board members are talking about replacing him. This morning he’s appearing at Business Insider’s Ignition conference in New York, so we should have a pretty good idea of the first few questions coming to...
LIVE from New York: Groupon's Andrew Mason on the Hot Seat

Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

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After Scott Thompson departed for the CEO role at Yahoo, PayPal has named David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, as President (PayPal acquired Zong last year). eBay CEO and acting PayPal president John Donahoe posted the news this morning in...
Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

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Jolla, the Finnish company that hopes to make big things out of the also-ran MeeGo operating system, has just announced its second change of CEO in just seven months. When I first sat down with Jolla in September of last year, I was talking to CEO Jussi Hurmola. A month...
Jolla swaps out its CEO yet again, this time bringing in a logistics veteran

Exec Changes At Etsy: Adam Freed Steps Down From COO Role

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Adam Freed, who was appointed chief operating officer at Etsy just over a year ago in August 2011, has stepped down from the COO role at the online crafts marketplace. News of the change first came to us through sources familiar with the company, who indicated that Freed would be...
Exec Changes At Etsy: Adam Freed Steps Down From COO Role

Marissa Mayer Leads First Investor Call As Yahoo CEO With Emphasis On Hiring & Culture, Call For More Mobile Focus

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In what is arguably her largest major public speaking appearance since taking over the CEO role at Yahoo this past summer, Marissa Mayer kicked off the third quarter conference call with investors and analysts this afternoon by digging into a decidedly non-technical topic: People. In particular, Mayer utilized the first...
Marissa Mayer Leads First Investor Call As Yahoo CEO With Emphasis On Hiring & Culture, Call For More Mobile Focus
What's up at Lockerz? Heavily-funded startup mum on fashion site Ador

Sinofsky's departure nips 3% from Microsoft's market value, or just under $7 billion

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The unexpected, and immediate departure of Steven Sinofsky from Microsoft caused an uproar in technology. TNW, among many others, viewed Steve Sinofsky as an obvious candidate to ascend to Microsoft’s CEO role in time. Today, he is as gone as BOB and Clippy and Kin, fading into the past as...
Sinofsky's departure nips 3% from Microsoft's market value, or just under $7 billion
Despite today's Apple announcement, those jobs still aren't coming back

Keeping your workplace culture on the cutting edge

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Photo via Bigstock As a tech community, most of us were impacted by the “Great Recession.” As the business climate improves, it’s also important to take stock of your employees – their motivation, productivity, and collaboration – to ensure you take full advantage of the upswing. During the recession, people...
Keeping your workplace culture on the cutting edge
Best Buy names new CEO with buyout bid still on the table

Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?

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There has long been talk that Apple would — or should — someday pay a dividend to its investors. Such talk got more serious when Tim Cook stepped into the CEO role last fall. And now, it looks like this wishful thinking by Apple shareholders might come to fruition. Here’s...
Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?

Howard Stringer to leave Sony CEO role, promotes Kazuo Hirai

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Sony has announced that Sir Howard Stringer will leave his role as President and CEO; and that Kazuo Hirai – the current head of Sony’s Electronics division – will succeed him. The move is effective from April 1. “Three years ago, I started to work with the Board on...
Howard Stringer to leave Sony CEO role, promotes Kazuo Hirai
Garrett Camp steps down from CEO role at StumbleUpon

Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

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Less than a decade has passed since Dell was the gold standard in PC sales. Eschewing retail stores in favor of a website where shoppers could customize their own laptops, Dell offered low-cost, well-designed computers and built a supply chain that was the envy of the industry. Today the company...
Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Comée As Its New CEO

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Gamification startup Badgeville just announced that it has appointed Ken Comée as its new CEO. Co-founder and outgoing CEO Kris Duggan will become the company’s chief strategy officer, and he will also remain on the Badgeville board. Comée was formerly the CEO of Cast Iron Systems, a cloud company that...
Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Comée As Its New CEO

RockYou Cofounder Lance Tokuda Keeps It Old School With New Classmates Competitor SchoolFeed

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Lance Tokuda was one of the masterminds behind viral apps on Facebook back at the end of last decade. He cofounded and led RockYou as its chief executive through the evolution of the Facebook platform, all the while inundating users with hugs, horoscopes, birthday cards and other lightweight social app...
RockYou Cofounder Lance Tokuda Keeps It Old School With New Classmates Competitor SchoolFeed
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