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VP of global communications to leave Facebook

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Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who has been at the social network for about 15 months, decides he doesn't want to move from the East Coast. [Read more]...
VP of global communications to leave Facebook

YouTube gears up to launch localized versions for Chile and Peru

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YouTube will soon launch local versions of its portal in Chile and Peru, Clases de Periodismo reports. The announcement was made by Google’s Director of Global Communications & Public Affairs for Latin America, Alberto Arebalos, during a meeting with journalists. According to Arebalos, both launches are scheduled to take place one or...
YouTube gears up to launch localized versions for Chile and Peru

HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

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HTC's woes seem to have cut into its staff morale with a several senior executives said to be leaving the company, reports The Verge. HTC's Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera left the Taiwanese smartphone maker last week, joining an exodus that has taken place over the past three months. Other...
HTC struggles continue as it bleeds executives

Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

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Big moves in the Internet PR biz, as Yahoo grabs Amanda Pires from eBay’s PayPal unit and Twitter snatches Google communications exec Gabriel Stricker. Pires, who is currently senior director of communications and brand at PayPal, worked with new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson for many years when he ran the...
Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

Twitter Loses Another Comms Director, As Former iMeem Exec Matt Graves Steps Down

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They don’t always get a lot of credit for their work, but it’s not easy to be the one in charge of communications for a large organization (or really any size for that matter). Depending on the complexity, age and structure within a company, developing communications strategies and maintaining consistency...
Twitter Loses Another Comms Director, As Former iMeem Exec Matt Graves Steps Down

textPlus seeks to "redefine global communications", enabling international calls from its Android app

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textPlus has announced that it is expanding its services to now allow international calls to be made right from its Android app. The mobile communications company believes that it can compete against other services like Skype or Vonage to make international calls to users’ loved ones by offering a lower...
textPlus seeks to "redefine global communications", enabling international calls from its Android app
Twitter: you crossed the line
Five senior employees leave HTC, one urging others to follow

First sign of a comeback? HTC made $970m in April, its best month of business since June 2012

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It’s fair to say that things couldn’t have got any worse financially for Taiwan’s HTC after it posted a mere $2.88 million in profit in Q1 2013. But it appears the worst may be over as the phone maker took its first step back to respectability after announcing NT$29 billion (US$ 970...
First sign of a comeback? HTC made $970m in April, its best month of business since June 2012

HTC VP of Global Communications leaves post, Chief Product Officer said to follow suit

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HTC seems to be encountering a bit of executive brain drain. Jason Gordon, the firm's vice president of global communications, revealed on Twitter that he ended his nearly seven-year-long stint with the handset maker last Friday, but didn't divulge why he left or what his future plans include. Now,...
HTC VP of Global Communications leaves post, Chief Product Officer said to follow suit

Imprev inks deal with RE/MAX to add video and other features to agent Web sites

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There’s a lot of news shaking this week in online real estate as the Real Estate Connect conference takes place in New York City — featuring speakers such as Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Craigslist creator Craig Newmark. Bellevue-based Imprev also is making some news at the event, announcing today...
Imprev inks deal with RE/MAX to add video and other features to agent Web sites

Wikimedia's small-screen future

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The office is silent when our small film crew arrives at Wikimedia's San Francisco headquarters. There's none of the newsroom buzz one might associate with the operators of one of the world's largest sites. Hell, the day I started at AOL, there was a bulldog skateboarding through the halls....
Wikimedia's small-screen future

Heineken launches The Hangover-style online reality TV series

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Beer brand's 'social experiment' will record people's reactions when they are dropped into bizarre, unpredictable situationsHeineken is to launch an online TV series following the trials and tribulations of men dropped into bizarre situations, in a "social experiment" giving a nod to The Hangover film franchise.The online series, Dropped, is...
Heineken launches The Hangover-style online reality TV series

Is it Time for Facebook to Make Opt-Out the Default?

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Facebook's Open Graph API is getting some negative attention in Washington today. Four democratic U.S. senators, Charles Schumer, Michael Bennet, Mark Begich and Al Franken, sent a letter to Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this morning, asking for clarification about the privacy implications of Facebook's latest initiatives. Specifically,...
Is it Time for Facebook to Make Opt-Out the Default?
From $1.5B to half a trillion dollars: PayPal celebrates a 10th anniversary

Google+ Hangout with the UN Secretary-General

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We’re passionate about changing the world. But there’s another organization that’s equally passionate—and has been doing it a lot longer. For more than 60 years, the United Nations has worked to advance a global agenda on ending war and poverty, promoting human rights, protecting the environment and dealing with humanitarian...
Google+ Hangout with the UN Secretary-General
Twilio and 500 Startups join forces to power European innovation

Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

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Back in November, we reported that Sean Garrett, Twitter’s Head of Comms, would be stepping down from his post. As he tweeted at the time, for the first time in his career, he would be taking more than a two week break between jobs. Since Garrett stepped down, Karen Wickre,...
Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

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The fact that former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden decided to go public with his grievances against the U.S. government is certainly brave and bold.  People can and will accuse Snowden of many things. But no one will ever accuse him of not having the guts to stand up...
It Seems A Bit Early To Call Edward Snowden A 'Hero'

HTC Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik joins growing number of reported exec departures at the Taiwanese OEM

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HTC has confirmed that Lennard Hoornik, CEO of HTC Asia, has left the company to pursue “other interests”. The high-profile departure follows a similar exit by Jason Gordon, Vice President of Global Communications and reportedly Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera, among others. “HTC can confirm that Lennard Hoornik has left HTC,”...
HTC Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik joins growing number of reported exec departures at the Taiwanese OEM

TNW at IBC: GoPro cameras for extreme filmmakers have 'vomit-proof' housings

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The Next Web has been in Amsterdam at International Broadcasting Convention (IBC),  livestreaming interviews from the event with the help of LiveU. If you missed the streaming live, our interviews are on site so you can find out what the future of broadcast looks like. You can find more of...
TNW at IBC: GoPro cameras for extreme filmmakers have 'vomit-proof' housings
Jibe Mobile Raises $8.3M To Grow Its Cloud-Based App Developer Platform -- Wants To Teach Carriers How To Win In An All-IP World
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MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers

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Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, MetroPCS Communications and global communications cloud company Jibe Mobile announced that the two would be partnering in order to help bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) to MetroPCS’s North American subscribers. Powered by Jibe’s Global Communications Cloud, subscribers will be able to...
MetroPCS partners with Jibe Mobile on Rich Communication Services for its North American subscribers

Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case

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Corbis, the digital image company owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, must pay $12.75 million in damages as part of a three-year fraud and breach of contract case brought by Infoflows, according to a decision by the Washington State Court of Appeals.  That’s down from an initial $36 million in...
Bill Gates-owned Corbis faces $12.75M in damages in fraud case
The Sky Is Falling For Smartphone Maker HTC

High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

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Joe Lockhart, Vice President of global communications at Facebook, has left the company, AllThingsD has learned. His departure comes nearly 15 months after he first joined the company in July of last year, where he worked alongside of Marne Levine, another beltway insider who has served Facebook as VP of...
High-Profile Facebook Comms VP Joe Lockhart Departs

PayPal scoffs at Google Wallet

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Yesterday, American Express came out and said that it wasn’t associated with Google Wallet. Today, PayPal is slamming the service, saying, essentially, that Google Wallet is a lousy idea. “In our opinion, this is just another validation of PayPal’s approach,” said Anuj Nayar, senior director, global communications. “We’ve had a...
PayPal scoffs at Google Wallet

Twitter Knows When You Sleep, And More

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Twitter data is potentially lucrative for the global communications business. It can inform when to serve up advertisements on the site and for what kinds of products. It also produces cool graphs and charts....
Twitter Knows When You Sleep, And More

Google executives grilled by MPs over privacy

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Search giant's staff criticised by committee for not doing enough to take down images taken from Max Mosley orgy videoIt was the latest stage in a long-running inquiry into privacy but the appearance of two senior Google executives before a joint parliamentary committee turned into an occasionally ill-tempered debate about...
Google executives grilled by MPs over privacy
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