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Nokia head of sales resigns, department aims to reduce 'layers of management'

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Colin Giles, Nokia's executive vice president of sales, has announced that he's stepping down. It follows the company's dour financial results for Q1 and will lead to a restructuring of the company's sales organization, aiming to strip layers from what's currently in place. Giles has been with Nokia since...
Nokia head of sales resigns, department aims to reduce 'layers of management'

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
How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson fired off a memo to the company's staff and Kara Swisher at All Things D has a transcript of what's in the memo. She doesn't have the actual memo, because Yahoo employees are paranoid of being caught leaking information. Instead of forwarding the memo, they...
Leaked Memo From Yahoo's CEO: 'We Will Make Bold, Fundamental Changes To What We Do And How We Do It' (YHOO)

Microsoft CFO Peter Klein out at end of fiscal 2013, replacement coming from inside company within weeks

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In its announcement of earnings for fiscal Q3, 2013, Microsoft noted that CFO Peter Klein would be out of his position by the end of this fiscal year. Klein has been in the CFO role for four years and with the company for 11 years. Microsoft says that it will be naming...
Microsoft CFO Peter Klein out at end of fiscal 2013, replacement coming from inside company within weeks

Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as its new CFO, replacing outgoing Peter Klein

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Microsoft has named Amy Hood, its Corporate Vice President, to succeed Peter Klein as its Chief Financial Officer. Hood has been with the software company for more than a decade and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the company’s Business Division (MBD). In this capacity, she oversaw all...
Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as its new CFO, replacing outgoing Peter Klein
Here's the guy who's taking over Android & why a Chrome OS merger is preposterous
Nokia sales chief warns Samsung to 'take note' of next generation Lumia

Tumblr President John Maloney Steps Down, Promises “Awesome New Stuff”

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Tumblr President John Maloney just posted (on his Tumblr, natch) that he’s stepping down from a day-to-day operational role at the company. “It’s the right time for me and a good time for Tumblr,” Maloney writes. “We’re in great hands with David and the excellent leadership team we’ve built.” However,...
Tumblr President John Maloney Steps Down, Promises “Awesome New Stuff”

Square buys NYC UI design firm behind Sony and Second Life projects

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Mobile payments startup Square, just two weeks after closing more than $200 million in new funding, announced the acquisition of New York design firm 80/20. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Square acquires 80/20, one of the best design agencies in the world, and with it, an office...
Square buys NYC UI design firm behind Sony and Second Life projects

Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

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Gigwalk, the mobile workforce application, is announcing today that it has raised $6 million from August Capital for its Series A round of funding. This round will allow it to extend their work to help give businesses “instant access to talented, smartphone-enabled workers across the country”. Launched in 2010, it...
Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

Group Management Startup Kohort Shrinks Its Staff

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Kohort, a groups management startup that raised $3 million last year and launched this summer, is laying off staff. In a blog post published yesterday, the company says it has had a “strong first few months” after coming out of beta in August, but has decided to run with a “smaller...
Group Management Startup Kohort Shrinks Its Staff

Andy Rubin's Next Moonshot Could Happen At Google's Project X

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The announcement that Sundar Pichai is taking over from Andy Rubin as Google’s head of Android sure came as a surprise. Pichai is a perfect candidate for the job, no doubt, but Rubin obviously did a great job growing Android from a minor mobile operating system to the powerhouse it...
Andy Rubin's Next Moonshot Could Happen At Google's Project X

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fills COO Role With Former Google Colleague: Henrique De Castro

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Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer, who joined the company in July after more than a decade at Google, continues to staff out key positions as she’s builds her new senior management team. The latest hire is former Google colleague, Henrique de Castro, who will take the role of chief operating officer with...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Fills COO Role With Former Google Colleague: Henrique De Castro

CEO Thompson Tells Yahoos "Real Change Is Coming" (It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time!)

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It began: “Yahoos: A lot has happened since I last talked to you.” You can say that again! Yesterday, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson sent out an email to the troops in what appears to be an attempt to soothe the company that has been under a lot of stress,...
CEO Thompson Tells Yahoos "Real Change Is Coming" (It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time!)
One year in: What we've learned about CEO Tim Cook

Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

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In what appears to be a move to hold on to some of its most important staff,  troubled Nokia has today announced that it’s expanding its stock options program for 2012, targeting ”key senior level employees who are critical in carrying forward Nokia’s strategy.” The ailing Finnish mobile firm is increasing...
Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)
Nokia is considering selling its own headquarters for an estimated $258 million

StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

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StumbleUpon today laid off 30 percent of its staff, the company has confirmed to TechCrunch. The move, which brings Stumbleupon’s employee count from 110 to 75, is part of a larger restructuring plan that will bring the web content discovery company to profitable operations in the first quarter of 2012....
StumbleUpon Lays Off 30% Of Staff As It Restructures Company Into A Profitable State

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
Health accelerator gets $16M to find cures for rare diseases

Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

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RIM Speedwagon says: We are going to keep loving developers at Research In Motion, all the way to BlackBerry 10 and beyond. Watch our leadership team for developer relations bring back the band: Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations & Ecosystem, Chris Smith, VP Application Platform & Tools, and Martyn...
Weird Al probably has to be more concerned than Google...

After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

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In a post appropriately shared on Tumblr, John Maloney has announced that he’s stepping down as President of the content-sharing site. Maloney has filled this role at Tumblr for the past four years, and says that the team is in very capable hands with CEO and founder David Karp. Here’s...
After four years as President of Tumblr, John Maloney steps down

MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

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The event planning business is a competitive space, with a number of companies and startups competing for a piece of a very lucrative pie. All-in-one party planning platform MyPunchbowl is opening up a new revenue stream today by licensing its technology to outside companies. And the startup has already hit...
MyPunchbowl Signs Multi-Million Dollar Licensing Deal With Oriental Trading Company

New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

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Phil Harrison Here’s a hire that no one would have predicted five years ago. Phil Harrison, the former head of worldwide studios for Sony’s PlayStation business, has joined Microsoft as the senior leader for the company’s Xbox and video game business in Europe, including its UK-based development studios Lionhead, Soho...
New Xbox exec: Former PlayStation studios chief Phil Harrison

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BlackBerry: A funhouse visionary haunted by Research in Motion

Jack Dorsey Confirms He No Longer Has An Operational Role At Twitter

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This just in from Jack Dorsey's personal blog: There was a great profile in the New York Times about Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, which mentioned my work at the company. It's not a common arrangement, so I'd like to clarify a few points. In Spring of 2011, Dick asked me to take...
Jack Dorsey Confirms He No Longer Has An Operational Role At Twitter

Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)

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Spotify and Yahoo are joining forces to try and spread some musical love. Spotify will become a streaming service on Yahoo at first just on the Yahoo's music site but eventually across all of Yahoo! Meanwhile Yahoo will build an app for Spotify integration on Yahoo! entertainment sites will feature...
Yahoo And Spotify Hook Up So You Can Listen To Music While Surfing Yahoo (YHOO)

How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco

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In 2001, as the dot.com boom turned to bust, CEO John Chambers of Cisco saw a massive $460 billion of Cisco's overall stock market value evaporate before his eyes. Game over? Not really. At that moment, Chambers started a reinvention of the company — from a "cowboy" mentality where people...
How John Chambers Learned to Collaborate at Cisco
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