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DreamWorks Animation acquires teen-targeted YouTube network AwesomenessTV for $33m

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DreamWorks on Wednesday announced it has agreed to acquire YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV, which has already signed up over 55,000 channels, for $33 million. The media company currently aggregates over 14 million subscribers and 800 million video views and recently extended beyond the mobile platform into television and film. AwesomenessTV...
DreamWorks Animation acquires teen-targeted YouTube network AwesomenessTV for $33m

Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

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CNBC's Jon Fortt has just issued a Tweet reporting that Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch is leaving the company to join Apple. A second Tweet from CNBC claims that Lynch's departure from Adobe is coming this week. It is not yet clear what role Lynch will be taking on...
Adobe Chief Technology Officer Kevin Lynch Reportedly Joining Apple

Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

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A little bird alerted me to a series of significant, but unannounced management changes at Hortonworks, the Hadoop startup that Yahoo spun off in June. The biggest is that co-founder Eric Baldeschwieler is no longer CEO but is now CTO. Former COO Rob Bearden is taking over the top executive...
Should Hortonworks’ Hadoop foes finally be afraid?

US activist investor seeks to break up Misys merger

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ValueAct wants to take control of British banking software group and stop its planned merger with Swiss rival TemenosThe largest shareholder in Misys has made a last minute bid to break up its merger with Swiss rival Temenos and take control of the British banking software group.ValueAct, the US activist...
US activist investor seeks to break up Misys merger

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs announces plans to step down

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It's been less than three years since Gary Kovacs came on as CEO of Mozilla and the former Adobe exec is already planning his next venture, which he says will be more commercial in nature. Later this year Kovacs will officially step down as CEO, though he will remain...
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs announces plans to step down

RANT: Let's Just Admit That Google Is Evil Now, Okay? (GOOG)

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There's a lot of handwringing about Google's move to present paid listings—oh, heck, let's just call them advertisements—in places where it used to provide pure, unpaid search results. It's understandable that people are making a big deal about this. Google wasn't the first search engine, but it aimed to be the...
RANT: Let's Just Admit That Google Is Evil Now, Okay? (GOOG)

TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco

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San Francisco is a tiny city — famously just 49 square miles — but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever. TaskRabbit, the online marketplace that lets people outsource errands and small tasks to their neighbors, today will debut “Demand Now,”...
TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco
Foxconn: Apple will help pay to make working here better

After Six Months On The Job At Yahoo, Marissa Mayer Earns $1.12 Million Bonus

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See what happens if you go into the office? Kidding, home-workers! Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, has recently received a bonus of $1.12 million after just six months at Yahoo. The million dollars is part of the pay package she's earning for moving from her senior executive role at...
After Six Months On The Job At Yahoo, Marissa Mayer Earns $1.12 Million Bonus
Fisker switches up its CEO, again
How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company

Twitter's Jack Dorsey Just Took A Lightning-Quick Trip To New York

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We always watch the comings and goings of Twitter chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey with great interest. Just last month, he tipped us off to Square's plans to raise a huge new round of funding from a couple of big East Coast mutual-fund companies with an unusual trip to...
Twitter's Jack Dorsey Just Took A Lightning-Quick Trip To New York

Explosion destroys home of Amazon.com Vice President

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Amazon.com VP Adam Selipsky’s home was a total loss after a fire broke out today. Photo via KING 5. The Laurelhurst home of Amazon.com Vice President of Product Management Adam Selipsky exploded in flames today, sending one of the construction workers who was working on the home to Harborview Medical...
Explosion destroys home of Amazon.com Vice President

Former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch's rocky relationship with Apple made him an unlikely candidate for executive role

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Tim Cook’s third big hire after Mark Papermaster (during Steve Jobs’ second leave) and John Browett is former Adobe CTO and Flash advocate Kevin Lynch, who will report to SVP of Technologies Bob Mansfield. It would seem Lynch is pretty set up because Mansfield is set to retire next year...
Former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch's rocky relationship with Apple made him an unlikely candidate for executive role
Apple CEO Tim Cook talks iPad mini and product cannibalization, slams Surface, and more

Click here for live coverage of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at D10

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In his first interview since assuming the chief executive role at Apple late last year, Tim Cook is taking the stage at D: All Things Digital for an in-depth sit-down with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg that promises to "offer a new look inside the mind" of the man running...
Click here for live coverage of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at D10

Startup CEO: I Had To Step Down - Here's My Advice For Entrepreneurs

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Last month, Sean Percival stepped down from his CEO position at children's clothing subscription startup Wittlebee. Percival successfully raised a $2.5 million seed round from Google Ventures, Matt Coffin, Crosslink Capital, and Rincon Venture Partners last April. But when it came time to raise a Series A round, he couldn't...
Startup CEO: I Had To Step Down - Here's My Advice For Entrepreneurs
'Despicable Me' producer to help make 'Angry Birds' movie for 2016 release

iPod developer Jon Rubinstein leaves executive role at HP

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Jon Rubinstein, known for his role developing the original iPod for Apple and for running Palm, has left HP, where he worked since the company's acquisition of Palm in 2010....
iPod developer Jon Rubinstein leaves executive role at HP

Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

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Future of green technology firm is uncertain following departure of its founder and electric vehicle pioneerShai Agassi, the pioneer of electric vehicles, has severed his connections with Better Place, the company he founded, casting a pall over the prospects for the green technology.The Israeli entrepreneur was said to be involved...
Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner

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Keith Rabois is going to be a full-time investor after more than a decade in operating roles. And fittingly, he’ll be doing that as a partner at Khosla Ventures — a high-powered firm as feisty, contrarian, and entrepreneur-focused as he is. Rather than being put off, Silicon Valley had jumped...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Joins Square Investor Khosla Ventures As Partner

David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban

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Yammer founder David Sacks just left the stage at the Launch conference in San Francisco, where he talked in general terms about his future at Microsoft. He also weighed in on some hot tech topics including Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s new ban on working from home. As someone with a...
David Sacks Says He Has No Plans To Leave Microsoft, Endorses Marissa Mayer's Work-From-Home Ban

After CEO departs for Yahoo, Lockerz raises more cash

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Seattle startup Lockerz lost its founder and CEO — retail and PR vet Kathy Savitt —  to an executive role at Yahoo in August. But that’s not slowing the company’s enormous appetite for capital. The social shopping service — in which teenagers and twenty-somethings earn points for sharing content or watching videos — has...
After CEO departs for Yahoo, Lockerz raises more cash
Garmin CEO retires amid transitional phase for navigation giant
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