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Socialbakers Brings Its Leading European Social Analytics Platform To The U.S.
How 100 iPads saved Greece $140 billion

Another Exec Departure For Nokia: Esko Aho, Ex-Prime Minister Of Finland, Is Going To Harvard

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Nokia today announced it is losing another senior executive: Esko Aho, who had once been the prime minister of Finland and is currently EVP, corporate relations and responsibility and a member of Nokia’s leadership team, is leaving the beleaguered handset maker for Harvard University. There, he will be the Senior Fellow...
Another Exec Departure For Nokia: Esko Aho, Ex-Prime Minister Of Finland, Is Going To Harvard
Nokia sales chief warns Samsung to 'take note' of next generation Lumia
Nokia is considering selling its own headquarters for an estimated $258 million

Vice President of iPhone and iPod Engineering David Tupman left Apple at the end of last year

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Last year Apple saw the loss of many executives ranging from its OS X chief, iAd chief, and Global Security Chief. 2012 has started off with another leave: the departure Vice President David Tupman. Tupman has been Apple’s Vice President of iPhone and iPod engineering for over a decade, making...
Vice President of iPhone and iPod Engineering David Tupman left Apple at the end of last year
Nokia head of sales steps down after only a year on Leadership Team

BRUTAL: Nokia Will Axe 10,000 Jobs (NOK)

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia Corp. will lay off 10,000 jobs globally and close plants by the end of 2013, the company said Thursday, in a further drive to save costs and streamline operations. Nokia said it will shut some research and development projects, including in Ulm, Germany, and Burnaby, Canada,...
BRUTAL: Nokia Will Axe 10,000 Jobs (NOK)

It's Time to Googorola: Acquisition Finally Closes and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha Steps Down

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At long last, Google has completed its $12.5 billion cash purchase of Motorola Mobility, eight months after the deal was announced. The acquisition had been held up by government approval processes, the last of which came from China over the weekend. As expected, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha is stepping down...
It's Time to Googorola: Acquisition Finally Closes and Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha Steps Down

Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

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Further consolidating East London’s Tech City district as a centre for big tech names, Yammer, the enterprise social networks provider, is moving into a larger premises in the area. The new office will house Yammer’s EMEA leadership team, sales, marketing and recruitment personnel as well as a developer centre. Yammer...
Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

Consolidation in Australia’s telecom sector as M2 buys Primus Australia for $200 million

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Australia’s business telecom industry has witness a significant piece of consolidation as carrier M2 has announced the purchase of Primus Australia for $AUD 192.4 million (approximately $200 million). Primus Australia’s services provider, iPrimus, offers both Internet and telecom services across the country for both end consumers and businesses customers. The deal will see M2...
Consolidation in Australia’s telecom sector as M2 buys Primus Australia for $200 million

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

Exclusive: As Expected, Ross Levinsohn Departs Yahoo

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As I previously reported he likely would, top Yahoo exec Ross Levinsohn — who lost the CEO race to former Google exec Marissa Mayer — is leaving the company, according to several sources. Mayer also just sent a note to the company about the departure. Levinsohn, who took over...
Exclusive: As Expected, Ross Levinsohn Departs Yahoo

As Square nabs Google Wallet co-founder, Google acquires payments firm TxVia

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How is Square taking on the increasing threat of PayPal, Google, and an increasing roster of mobile payments competitors? Judging from the news today, it’s by hiring a bunch of smart folks. The credit card reader company has brought on board the co-founding engineer of Google Wallet, Rob von...
As Square nabs Google Wallet co-founder, Google acquires payments firm TxVia

Spigit Acquires Enterprise Social Business Intelligence Company Crowdcast

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Spigit, the maker of collaborative innovation management software for enterprises, has acquired Crowdcast, a provider of social business intelligence solutions. Crowdcast has raised $6 million in funding. Crowdcast aims to help companies find out what their people really know about their businesses, in order to make better strategic leadership decisions....
Spigit Acquires Enterprise Social Business Intelligence Company Crowdcast

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'

InfoArmy: Jigsaw Founder’s New Startup Tackles Competitive Intelligence

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Jim Fowler has already disrupted one industry by launching Jigsaw, the crowdsourced contact database that was acquired by Salesforce.com for $175 million (higher than initially reported thanks to earnouts). Now he’s hoping to do it again with a company called InfoArmy. This time, Fowler’s looking at the competitive intelligence industry...
InfoArmy: Jigsaw Founder’s New Startup Tackles Competitive Intelligence

Square hires Google Wallet’s co-founding engineer as the mobile payment space heats up

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The mobile payment startup Square has hired Google Wallet‘s co-founding engineer Rob von Behren, NFC Times reports. The information was revealed by von Behren himself on his LinkedIn profile. According to his online CV, von Behren had worked at Google for eight years when he left the company last January. As...
Square hires Google Wallet’s co-founding engineer as the mobile payment space heats up

Google Writes Check to Acquire Payments Technology Company TxVia

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In an effort to make regain some momentum in the mobile payments technology, Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company. In a blog post, Google disclosed the purchase, but did not reveal the terms. The New York-based company was working on a number of payment technologies, including prepaid and gift cards....
Google Writes Check to Acquire Payments Technology Company TxVia

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!)

Good Technology buys secure mobile collaboration software firm Copiun; terms undisclosed

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Enterprise mobility solutions provider Good Technology (Good) today announced that it has acquired privately-held mobile collaboration software company Copiun. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but Copiun’s staff members will become full-time employees of Good, while co-founder and CEO Puneesh Chaudhry will join Good’s leadership team. Founded in...
Good Technology buys secure mobile collaboration software firm Copiun; terms undisclosed
A New Chapter For Yahoo Music: A Deal With Spotify, Replacing Rhapsody

Former Apple Executive Bertrand Serlet in charge of Mac OSX joins Parallels Board of Directors

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So much for the early retirement… Former head of Mac OSX Bertrand Serlet is not only working on cloud startup Upthere, but we were told today that he is joining the board of Parallels, the popular virtualization software for Mac. It is impossible to overstate Serlet’s importance to the...
Former Apple Executive Bertrand Serlet in charge of Mac OSX joins Parallels Board of Directors

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 Slashing 10,000 Staff, Juggles Executives In Survival Bid

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Embattled mobile phone maker Nokia has revealed some radical restructuring as it tries to secure its future. The firm is ditching up to 10,000 staff by the end of next year as it closes facilities in Germany, Canada and its homeland of Finland in...
Nokia Slashing 10,000 Staff, Juggles Executives In Survival Bid

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)

OpenStack grows up: Names SUSE and Cisco execs to leadership team

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The OpenStack Foundation has elected its top executives and neither of them are from OpenStack founding company Rackspace. Alan Clark, director of industry initiatives, emerging standards and open source for SUSE is chairman. And Lew Tucker, Cisco’sVP and CTO of cloud is vice chairman, according to attendees of Tuesday afternoon’s meeting. The...
OpenStack grows up: Names SUSE and Cisco execs to leadership team

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

HP says that it overpaid for Autonomy after management lied about its finances

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HP was misled into overvaluing Autonomy when it acquired the software firm last year, the company revealed while disclosing its quarterly earnings today. As a result, it announced a non-cash impairment charge of $8.8 billion, of which it says that “more than $5 billion is linked to serious accounting improprieties,...
HP says that it overpaid for Autonomy after management lied about its finances

Spotify hooks up with Yahoo! for its biggest distribution deal since Facebook Open Graph

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Yahoo has just announced that it is teaming up with Spotify for a global content distribution and promotion deal that brings spotify links directly onto Yahoo!’s Media Network, which reaches nearly 700 million unique users per month. This move is Spotify’s largest distribution deal since the company partnered with Facebook’s...
Spotify hooks up with Yahoo! for its biggest distribution deal since Facebook Open Graph
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