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Former Tumri CEO Calvin Lui Joins Unified As President And Chief Strategy Officer

Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

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Mobile payment start-up Square has built a huge following in part by appealing to artisans and creators of hand crafted products. But the company is not just serving those merchants, it’s almost built in their image. The company has pushed a very design-focused product that has an almost artistic approach...
Keith Rabois: Why Square’s handcrafted approach to payments can win

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

Tim Cook: Apple's CEO is no new Jobs | Dan Gillmor

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There's no doubting the Apple CEO's command of his brief, but no question either that he lacks the presence of Steve JobsWhen Steve Jobs appeared at the Wall Street Journal's annual All Things Digital conference, he'd always be himself: brilliant, insightful, and arrogant. Even when he was dissembling, which he...
Tim Cook: Apple's CEO is no new Jobs | Dan Gillmor

Ribbon raises $1.6m to scale its payment product, adds Facebook in-stream support, and unveils its API

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Today, social payment platform Ribbon has announced that it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding led by Draper Associates and participation from Siemer Ventures, Klout’s Chief Operating Officer Emil Michael, Naguib Sawiris, Hydros CEO Winston Ibrahim, and MicroVentures. In addition to this funding, it is releasing its latest round...
Ribbon raises $1.6m to scale its payment product, adds Facebook in-stream support, and unveils its API

Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

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Wilson Kriegel, formerly the top business executive at social-games maker OMGPOP, is taking a president and chief operating officer role at video-chat startup Paltalk. Zynga bought OMGPOP for $180 million earlier this year--a deal which rapidly soured, prompting Zynga to take a big writeoff. At Paltalk, Kriegel's going to work...
Another Former Zynga Executive Has Joined A Startup

Corner Office: Salesforce.com Executive on Seeking Out Challenges

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George Hu, chief operating officer of Salesforce.com, looked for challenges as a student, and hasn't stopped since.    ...
Corner Office: Salesforce.com Executive on Seeking Out Challenges

Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures

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Keith Rabois, the former chief operating officer of Square, has a new gig: He’s going to be a venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures. “I love Khosla Ventures’ vision and passion for assisting the next generation of entrepreneurs,” Rabois said in a statement Khosla Ventures released this morning. “The Khosla...
Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures
One year down, many to go: 5 things Apple has done since Tim Cook took over

AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

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AOL CFO Artie Minson got a promotion today, becoming the company's COO. In his new role he's overseeing three business divisions: Advertising, Content, and Mail. He's going to have to figure out to get the company growing. AOL is looking for a new CFO to fill his old slot. Here's...
AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition

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Yahoo has scrapped plans to invest in French online video site Dailymotion, after the French government opposed the Internet giant acquiring a majority stake in the company, according to reports.French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg told Yahoo chief operating officer Henrique de Castro and France Telecom chief financial officer Gervais...
Report: Yahoo drops Dailymotion deal in face of French opposition
WePay has 25K customers, processed $800K for the Occupy Movement

Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

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CIOs and managers who answer to CIOs attended the keynote sessions at the CeBIT conference in Hannover yesterday expecting Microsoft to explain to them, for the first time, where the business value in Windows 8 will come from. What they got may have been a bit of a shock:...
Microsoft: Consumers Will Force Enterprises to Adopt Windows 8

Cloud control

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I had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the Cloud Leadership Forum with John Howie. Howie is the newly minted chief operating officer for the Cloud Security Alliance. He came to the CSA after a tenure at "a large cloud provider"--very large indeed--and was able to address both my...
Cloud control

HP shuffles executives, names Veghte COO

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Bill Veghte has been promoted to chief operating officer of HP, in hopes of further accelerating the company's innovation and customer satisfaction strategies. [Read more]...
HP shuffles executives, names Veghte COO

Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

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Vodafone India has made key changes to its top management, creating roles of a chief operating officer and chief commercial officer as the Vodafone Group unit prepares for a possible listing....
Vodafone India Rejigs Top Management

Ad Buying Platform The Trade Desk Bulks Up With COO Hire

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Lots of investors are no longer that bullish on ad technology startups. But many of the startups say they’re seeing a rush of business, as ad buyers increasingly look to automate and speed up their purchases. Here’s one of them: The Trade Desk, a two-year-old ad buying platform that is...
Ad Buying Platform The Trade Desk Bulks Up With COO Hire

Random House promotes digital pres. Madeline McIntosh to COO

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Random House has promoted Madeline McIntosh, president of sales, digital and operations, to the position of chief operating officer, effective immediately. McIntosh  was Amazon’s director of Kindle content acquisition for Europe from 2008 to 2009, based in Luxembourg. Prior to that, she had worked at Random House and its Bantam...
Random House promotes digital pres. Madeline McIntosh to COO

Micron names executive Mark Durcan as CEO

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Micron has acted swiftly after the tragic accident that claimed the life of CEO Steve Appleton, today naming chief operating officer Mark Durcan as his successor. Durcan, who originally joined the company in 1984, had intended to retire this August, but was named to the role by the company's...
Micron names executive Mark Durcan as CEO

Zynga's Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Stepping Down

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The exodus continues. This time it is Nils Puhlmann, Zynga’s chief security officer, who is resigning from the social games maker. His departure was first reported by TechCrunch, who quoted several sources familiar with the matter. Over the past couple of months, Zynga has lost several top executives and mid-level managers as...
Zynga's Chief Security Officer Nils Puhlmann Stepping Down

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

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Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

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Yahoo announced today it has hired Henrique de Castro, currently vice president of Google’s worldwide Partner Business Solutions group, as chief operating officer (COO). It’s a major role: he’ll be overseeing Yahoo’s sales, operations, media and business development worldwide. According... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Yahoo Poaches Key Googler As New Chief Operating Officer

Yahoo Hires Former Amazon Exec Kathy Savitt as Marketing Head

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Kathy Savitt, the founder and CEO Of Seattle-based Lockerz, is joining Yahoo as chief marketing officer. Flickr user Gaku Prior to founding Lockerz, Savitt worked as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at American Eagle Outfitters. And prior to that, she was VP of strategic communications, content and initiatives at Amazon. Savitt, who...
Yahoo Hires Former Amazon Exec Kathy Savitt as Marketing Head

RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

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There's a Canadian mobile phone executive who is probably humming a happy tune right now and has a little extra spring in his step this morning. However he doesn't work for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which last night announced a $125m quarterly loss as it saw revenues...
RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies

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iRobot has been branching out from its traditional household and military robots for quite a while, and it looks like it's now officially embracing those activities as a core part of its business. The company announced a reorganization (or "strategic realignment") today that will see it comprised of three...
iRobot reorganizes, forms new unit focused on Ava and other emerging technologies
Sheryl Sandberg on Facebook's mobile focus, Google Glass, and being 'bossy'

Anonymous Samsung Executive Claims Apple Planning to Launch Smaller iPad by End of 2012

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In a report from The Korea Times (via SlashGear), an anonymous Samsung executive reveals that Apple has committed to purchase at least $9.7 billion worth of components from the company this year, with Apple's expenditures potentially reaching $11 billion depending on demand. According to the executive, growth will be driven...
Anonymous Samsung Executive Claims Apple Planning to Launch Smaller iPad by End of 2012

HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

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A couple of weeks after we reported on five senior departures from HTC, Business Week reports that the company’s COO Matthew Costello has also gone. Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello stepped down after less than three years at Taiwan’s biggest smartphone maker amid slumping sales that have pushed down shares...
HTC's Chief Operating Officer is latest senior departure

RIM Expects Operating Loss, Names Two New Senior Execs

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Research In Motion, the troubled Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry line of smartphones, just announced that it expects an operating loss in the quarter ending June 2. “The on-going competitive environment is impacting our business in the form of lower volumes and highly competitive pricing dynamics in the marketplace,...
RIM Expects Operating Loss, Names Two New Senior Execs

Zynga Makes More Executive Changes

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Zynga's chief financial officer is leaving for a senior position at Facebook, while its mobile chief will take on the role of chief operating officer....
Zynga Makes More Executive Changes
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