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Women in Tech: Sarah Rosenbach enjoys technology's creative aspects

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“I saw myself more as an outsider. It just made me have to be creative to win over the typically male technical programmers and engineers to my way of thinking.”...
Women in Tech: Sarah Rosenbach enjoys technology's creative aspects

Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

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Professional social network LinkedIn is announcing the addition of a new board member today. Skip Battle, former CEO of Ask.com, is joining the company’s board of directors, joining founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, current CEO Jeff Weiner, Greylock’s David Sze, and Sequoia’s Marc Kvamme. Both Sequoia and Greylock have led...
Former Ask.com CEO Skip Battle First Outsider To Join LinkedIn Board

Brian Krzanich Wins Intel's Predictable CEO Horse Race

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Intel stuck to its script today and named COO Brian Krzanich as its new CEO. In November when Paul Otellini announced his surprise retirement, I pointed out in a piece covering all the major contenders to succeed him that every Intel CEO since Andy Grove was COO first. Krzanich will...
Brian Krzanich Wins Intel's Predictable CEO Horse Race

Rothschilds Bring in an Outsider to Run the Show - NYTimes.com

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Rothschilds Bring in an Outsider to Run the Show - NYTimes.com

Newly partnered in China, eBay says it isn't returning to the country since it "never left"

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With the recent announcement of the eBay Style partnership between the US-based ecommerce giant and Chinese fashion site Xiu.com, a number of media reported that the company was ‘returning’ to China, a market that it withdrew its focus on 5 years ago. However, eBay itself has a different take on...
Newly partnered in China, eBay says it isn't returning to the country since it "never left"

Apple Developers Got In Line At 9:15 AM Sunday Morning To Be First Into Apple's Big Event (AAPL)

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If you think people lining up for Apple products is weird, you're going to find the following story downright baffling. Starting at 9:15 AM, developers attending Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) started lining up at Moscone Center, the home of this year's event. By 9:25 PM, the line had stretched...
Apple Developers Got In Line At 9:15 AM Sunday Morning To Be First Into Apple's Big Event (AAPL)

Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

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Plus cockroaches remote-controlled, how Anonymous helped find the Chinese army hackers, BlackBerry sales estimate slashed, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamWhy Apple doesn't talk, vol. 3: Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement >> Apple OutsiderMatt Drance: People would have happily waited...
Boot up: Sony's PS4 misstep, hacking everywhere, Samsung copy/paste redux, and more

Open-sourcing the election

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FORTUNE — Harvard professor Larry Lessig made a career of trying to reduce legal restrictions on intellectual property. (Think Napster.) Now he wants to apply open-source tech principles in the grandest way — to this year’s election. His thoughtful new e-book, immodestly titled One Way Forward: The Outsider’s Guide to...
Open-sourcing the election

Twitter’s One Real Problem. No Not Developers!

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Photo of Twitter co-founder & CEO Ev Williams by Randy Stewart via Flickr. A few days back, I stopped by at the brand-new Palo Alto, Calif. offices of Facebook. It is a gigantic open space, with desks lined up next to each other as far as the eye could...
Twitter’s One Real Problem. No Not Developers!
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Kleiner Perkins Didn't Want Ray Lane To Become So Involved In HP (HPQ)

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HP's Executive Chairman Ray Lane says he took on a bigger day-to-day role at HP even though his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers didn't want him to. He told the story of how he went from chairman to executive chairman during the OnDemand 2012 conference held this...
Kleiner Perkins Didn't Want Ray Lane To Become So Involved In HP (HPQ)
Tom Hardy to star in Takashi Miike's first English movie, 'The Outsider'

As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer

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Last week Carl Icahn took a big stake in Netflix, and announced that he wanted someone to buy the company. Here’s the next step: Netflix has adopted a “poison pill” provision, designed to keep Icahn from acquiring any more of the company. This is straight out of the Icahn v....
As Netflix Pops Its Poison Pill, Wall Street Struggles to Find Icahn a Buyer

How founders can work with incoming CEOs (and vice versa)

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After years of sacrifice to build a startup, it’s easy to see why a founder might be reluctant to relinquish control to an outsider. But the relationship between a founder and incoming CEO doesn’t have to be a contentious one. Jim Scullion, CEO of gamification company Bunchball, has come in...
How founders can work with incoming CEOs (and vice versa)

Switched On: Clash of the troubled titans

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Fans of the Lincoln-Kennedy coincidences can appreciate similarly contrived dynamics in comparing Nokia and RIM (neither of which, contrary to the occasionally expressed opinion, has been murdered despite "Apple and Android" consisting of three words and 15...
Switched On: Clash of the troubled titans

Apple's new VP brings retail store expertise

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For its first big hire of the post-Steve Jobs era, famously insular Apple has turned to an outsider. The Cupertino company announced Tuesday that it has hired John Browett, CEO of European electronics retailer Dixons... Presented By: Chicago Booth Business Forecast   Ads by Pheedo...
Apple's new VP brings retail store expertise

Intel Actively Considering Candidates For CEO From Outside The Company

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Intel is showing how serious it is about tackling the big challenges it faces by actively considering outside candidates for the company's next CEO. If one of them is selected, it would be the first time the world's largest chip maker has gone with an outsider for its top job. Some...
Intel Actively Considering Candidates For CEO From Outside The Company
Netflix: a 'frenemy' to the cable TV establishment

Will Wright at Augmented Reality Conference: Don't Augment Reality, Decimate It

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“More than augmented reality, I want customized reality.” – Will Wright, creator of Sim City and The Sims, speaking at the Augmented World Expo Jun. 4 At the Augmented World Expo this week in Santa Clara, Calif., the augmented reality industry is out in force showing off how technology can...
Will Wright at Augmented Reality Conference: Don't Augment Reality, Decimate It

Why Microsoft's Xbox One Won't Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

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Like everyone else, Microsoft wants to control your living room. The problem with that plan: The cable guy already controls your living room. He’s not leaving anytime soon. So despite what you may have read yesterday, the new Xbox One isn’t TV’s future, today. If you squint at it, you...
Why Microsoft's Xbox One Won't Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Browett to Lead Retail

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James Davey and Poornima Gupta, reporting for Reuters: Apple chief Tim Cook, making his first high-profile hire since taking the helm of the world’s largest technology company, lured the well-regarded industry executive to fill a critical post once held by Ron Johnson, another outsider who left Target Corp to join...
Apple Hires Dixons CEO John Browett to Lead Retail

How 12-Person Startup SurveyMonkey Became A Billion Dollar Company

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Dave Goldberg did not found online survey company SurveyMonkey, but when he took over as CEO in 2009, he made some swift and radical decisions that would transform the startup into the billion dollar business that it is today. Watch below Goldberg explain why his expansion strategies have been a...
How 12-Person Startup SurveyMonkey Became A Billion Dollar Company

Tim Cook, Pulling in the Reins

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There’s a long-standing pattern of separating watershed products important to the company’s future. The Mac and Apple teams. Mac OS X and Classic. The iPod division. iOS and Mac OS X. Suddenly, Tim Cook has pulled the reins in. Federighi owns software. Ive owns design. Cue owns services. Period. –Matt...
Tim Cook, Pulling in the Reins

EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

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HP employees tell us they were shocked to get an email from Meg Whitman this morning. It said HP has hired yet another outsider—George Kadifa of Silver Lake Partners—for a leadership role at HP. Why the surprise? Whitman had told employees that HP needs to find leaders from the inside,...
EXCLUSIVE: Here's How Meg Whitman Told Employees About Her Latest Management Change (HPQ)

Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

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As some pundits have questioned the wisdom in Apple's decision to bring an outsider in as its new Senior Vice President of Retail, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly defended the hiring in an email, noting that he talked to many people and Dixons CEO John Browett was "the...
Apple CEO Tim Cook allegedly defends new SVP of Retail amid criticisms

Technology companies, it’s time to kill our hypocrisy

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Maybe this is better to put on my own site instead of TNW, but I’ve never been one for forethought. I’m bothered by the hypocrisy in technology, be that from the companies, the people or the media. We constantly talk about wanting to change the future, yet we do the...
Technology companies, it’s time to kill our hypocrisy
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5 Reasons HP Won't Fire Meg Whitman (At Least Not Right Away) (HPQ)

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Ask anyone closely involved with Hewlett-Packard if Meg Whitman is doing a good job, and you'll get the same answer: Take a look at the stock. Since the former eBay CEO took over in September, it's crashed by almost 50 percent, from $23 to $12. Now ask those same HP...
5 Reasons HP Won't Fire Meg Whitman (At Least Not Right Away) (HPQ)
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