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Nokia hints at Windows Phones with NFC sans ports

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Nokia’s design chief Marko Ahtisaari discussed the direction of future Lumia Windows Phones in an interview with The Guardian, hinting at NFC and wireless charging. Ahtisaari has been at the helm of Nokia’s design team since 2009, during which the company developed the Nokia N9, Nokia Lumia 800, and the...
Nokia hints at Windows Phones with NFC sans ports

Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As Chief Game Designer

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Well, what do we have here? Somewhat under the radar, Google has hired the computer games veteran Noah Falstein to the position of Chief Game Designer. Yes, that’s right, the search giant, not normally known for its games development, appears to have a major gaming project in circulation, at least something...
Is Google Getting Serious About Gaming? Noah Falstein Hired As Chief Game Designer

Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one

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As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it would result in a new management unit, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano taking the helm and the Asian unit's...
Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now EIR At Andreessen Horowitz

Former Funzio executives return at the helm of Wormhole Games

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Wormhole Games today came out of stealth and revealed it’s already nearing completion of its first mobile title. The company is co-founded by Jamil Moledina and James Kelm, both previously of Funzio. If that name sounds familiar to you, it should: Funzio was acquired by GREE last year for $210 million....
Former Funzio executives return at the helm of Wormhole Games

Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

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Andrew Mason is getting a crash course in what it means to run a publicly held company. Kara Swisher reported yesterday that several Groupon board members have been considering replacing Mason with a new CEO. Today, in an appearance at BusinessInsider’s Ignition conference, Mason admitted to the audience that his...
Five Reasons Why: What Groupon's Board Is Evaluating About Andrew Mason's Performance

How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

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As if you needed more evidence that mobile payments have become vitally important to PayPal, just take a look at the company’s new leader. David Marcus, previously PayPal’s vice president of mobile, has been tapped to lead the company as president, eBay CEO John Donahoe announced in a blog...
How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora

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The CEO announced his departure shortly after the company's earnings report was announced. Pandora's CEO Joe Kennedy will step down, the Internet music company announced today. Kennedy, who joined the company in 2004 following a five-year stint at E-LOAN, will stay on until a replacement for him is named,...
Joe Kennedy Leaving Pandora

SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

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Social media optimization technology company SocialFlow has made a change at the top. We’ve learned that its Co-Founder Frank Speiser has stepped down from the CEO position to make way for now former Managing Director of North Sea Partners, Missy Godfrey. The service is used by some of the biggest...
SocialFlow Names Missy Godfrey As Its New CEO, Brings In Over Two Decades Of Media Experience

FlyNano proto takes to the air, final model will soar mainly with electrons (video)

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Last time we saw the FlyNano amphibious ultralight plane, we weren't sure if it would be gas or electric, and we wondered who'd be brave enough to fly the tiny thing -- if it flew at all. That's all been answered, because the sub-154 pound carbon fibre vehicle completed...
FlyNano proto takes to the air, final model will soar mainly with electrons (video)

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

Best Buy's New CEO Gets Pay Package Worth up to $32 Million

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Best Buy Co. awarded new Chief Executive Hubert Joly with a compensation package worth up to $32 million to lure him to the slumping electronics chain. Much of the pay package — which is 2½ times more than the retailer earned in its most recent quarter — is intended to...
Best Buy's New CEO Gets Pay Package Worth up to $32 Million

Samsung appoints components boss Kwon Oh-hyun as new CEO

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Kwon Oh-hyun is about to become a very busy man, having been tasked with handling "corporate-wide affairs" as CEO while continuing at the helm of Samsung's components business. He replaces Choi Gee-sung, who will take on a more strategy-focused role as head of the Samsung Group Corporate Strategy Office....
Samsung appoints components boss Kwon Oh-hyun as new CEO

Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

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Bee Media, the makers of a mobile shopping platform that serves location-specific offers and info to mobile devices, today announced that it has acquired Adcentricity, a similarly location-focued digital media startup. Under the terms of the acquisition, Bee Media secures rights to the Adcentricity name and will operate as Adcentricity...
Bee Media Acquires Adcentricity To Unite Location-Based Advertising & Mobile Shopping

Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

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Ning CEO Gina Bianchini is being replaced as the CEO of Ning by COO Jason Rosenthal. Bianchini founded the DIY network of social networks with Marc Andreessen. But after five and half years at the helm, she is ready to try something new. She will transition to an entrepreneur...
Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

'Lord of the Rings' dwarven beard, helm forged from yarn

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The realm of Middle-earth collides with the human realm of crafting to create a crocheted helm and beard that will strike fear into the hearts of orcs everywhere. [Read more]...
'Lord of the Rings' dwarven beard, helm forged from yarn

Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor

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Intel today announced that CEO Paul Otellini will retire in May. In a press release, the company said that Otellini will take his leave at the company’s annual stockholder meeting in May, with the stated intent of easing the management transition during the next 6 months. Otellini has been CEO...
Intel Announces CEO Paul Otellini Will Retire In May, Mobile Weakness Could Be A Factor
HP emerges as big winner in webOS sale, and LG doesn't rule out a phone
Lexus highlights autonomous, "perceiving" car to reduce on-road fatalities

ZURB acquires Forrst from COLOURlovers to build a "strong, active" design and development community

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Product design firm and creator of tools like Notable and Verify, ZURB, has acquired Forrst, a design and development community founded in 2010 that was previously acquired by COLOURlovers in mid 2012. This is an interesting development for both companies involved, as ZURB has played an important role as a service provider in the...
ZURB acquires Forrst from COLOURlovers to build a "strong, active" design and development community

Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn

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Newly named to helm the troubled Internet pioneer, Levinsohn has a long history with Fox and other Big Media outlets, and most recently headed up Yahoo's global-media business. [Read more]...
Meet Yahoo's new (interim) CEO, Ross Levinsohn
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The future of US Army helicopters: pilots optional

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Five years ago, the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter got a digital cockpit and fly-by-wire controls. Starting in 2011, the US Army would like it to perform missions without a pilot at the helm. In a 140-page "Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap" released earlier this month, the Armed Forces reveal...
The future of US Army helicopters: pilots optional

Canon updates 5D Mark III firmware, concedes it won't get continuous autofocus for video

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Canon has released an updated firmware for the 5D Mark III that adds support for the forthcoming 40mm f/2.8 lens and fixes a variety of small power and auto-exposure issues. What was absent was the long-promised support for continuously autofocusing video, which the company confirmed to The Verge has...
Canon updates 5D Mark III firmware, concedes it won't get continuous autofocus for video
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BranchOut CEO Rick Marini’s Death-Defying Ride

Why women are leading the transformation of IT

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Until just a few years ago, CIOs have largely been defined by how well they could deliver products or solutions to their core customer, the business user. However, as the cloud emerges as a truly viable alternative to IT, it has become clear that the transformative CIO must rethink the...
Why women are leading the transformation of IT

A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

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Aaron Finn AdReady co-founder Aaron Finn stepped down from the online advertising rat race a few years ago to return to his home in Iowa. But now the former Classmates.com executive, who co-founded AdReady in 2006, is back at the helm of the Seattle startup. AdReady today is announcing that...
A familiar face at AdReady: Aaron Finn returns as CEO

Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great

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Shortly after Larry Page re-took the reigns as CEO of Google in April 2011, many looked upon his re-organization of the company and sun-setting of fringe products as proof that he was heeding Steve Job’s death-bed advice to bring more focus to the company. As Page comes closer to his...
Larry Page ignored Steve Jobs's deathbed advice, and Google is doing great
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