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Chinese Wages to Push Up Cost of iPhone & More

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Arguably, electronics makers choose Chinese companies to make and assemble their products for one reason above all the others. It's cheap. But recent actions in the Chinese labor market may qualify the country's status, at least to the point of raising the prices on those products, including the iPhone. All...
Chinese Wages to Push Up Cost of iPhone & More

Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)

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9to5Mac, an Apple news website, got a copy of Apple CEO Tim Cook's email to employees about the dramatic ouster of top executives Scott Forstall and John Browett and the expanded responsibilities other executives got. Most of it reiterates what the company announced publicly. But the nuances of language Cook...
Here's How Tim Cook Explained Apple's Executive Shakeup To Employees (AAPL)
Big Apple exec changes: iOS VP Forstall and retail head Browett are leaving

Amazon’s core? Frugality

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Amazon has transformed itself from an online book seller into one of the world’s most important technology giants thanks in large part to a devotion to thriftiness. FORTUNE — If such a thing as corporate DNA exists, it has animated the rise of the last decade’s most successful technology companies....
Amazon’s core? Frugality

What Tech Companies Look For In A CFO

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In the last 12-18 months many of the tech industry's most innovative and successful private companies ...the real disrupters ...have hired a new CFO as they consider and prepare for an IPO. This list includes Daversa Partners clients like Gilt Groupe, Twitter, Groupon, Yelp, Hubspot, Palo Alto Networks, Shoedazzle,...
What Tech Companies Look For In A CFO

Square hires former PayPal Vice President Alex Petrov to lead its partnerships effort

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Mobile card payment service Square has added a new executive to its ranks as it looks to rapidly expand its offering. The company has hired former PayPal executive Alex Petrov to be its Vice President of Partnerships in charge of driving strategic business development and customer acquisition. The symbolism behind...
Square hires former PayPal Vice President Alex Petrov to lead its partnerships effort

Head of iOS software Scott Forstall out at Apple

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Apple announced on Monday a major reorganization of the top leadership of the company that leaves SVP of iOS Software Scott Forstall out of the picture. Forstall will be leaving Apple next year. Recently hired SVP of Retail Operations John Browett will also depart the company. Other top executives will...
Head of iOS software Scott Forstall out at Apple

Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)

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Developing...here's the release from Apple: CUPERTINO, California--October 29, 2012--Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company's world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will add more responsibilities to their roles....
Apple's Retail Boss Is Out (AAPL)

Amazon kindles the competitive fire: "We're the elephant in the room"

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“Here endeth the lesson.” —Jim Malone, “The Untouchables” There is a great moment in the movie “The Untouchables,” when street-smart cop Jim Malone (played by Sean Connery) explains to federal agent Elliot Ness (played by Kevin Costner) the laws of the urban jungle that was 1920s Chicago, culminating his sermon...
Amazon kindles the competitive fire: "We're the elephant in the room"

Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles

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Apple’s Scott Forstall and John Browett will leave the company and the rest of the executive team will take over additional responsibilities, the company has announced. Forstall will leave in 2013 and Browett will also leave at an unspecified date. Forstall is out officially in 2013, but it looks as...
Apple's Scott Forstall to leave company in 2013, Browett out, Cue, Ive, Fedherighi take on new roles

Apple loses senior executives in management shakeup

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Scott Forstall and former Dixons boss John Browett set to leave just weeks after disastrous launch of Apple MapsApple is losing two of its most high profile executives in the firm's biggest management shakeup since co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive.Scott Forstall, senior vice-president of iPhone software and...
Apple loses senior executives in management shakeup

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers

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After bringing on a new global business lead from Google, Square is making another key executive hire today. The payments company is announcing that Alex Petrov, a former PayPal exec , will be the Square’s Vice President of Partnerships. Petrov was most recently the Vice President of Retail Marketing at...
Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers

Apple vs. Google: Lessons from Bill Gates’ playbook

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“There are three sides to every story: Your side, my side, and the truth.” —Robert Evans, “The Kid Stays in the Picture” I’ve been ruminating on how Apple and Google could have come up with such divergent takeaways from studying the incredible, terrifyingly dominant run of Microsoft under Bill...
Apple vs. Google: Lessons from Bill Gates’ playbook

Breaking: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along with Retail Head

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Big management shifts at Apple taking place. Here is the press release: Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi Add Responsibilities to Their Roles CUPERTINO, California—October 29, 2012—Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even...
Breaking: Scott Forstall Out at Apple, Along with Retail Head

Gov.uk: why this new government website really matters

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The executive director of Government Digital Services explains why Directgov and Business Link have been replaced - and howOn Wednesday 17 October, the new digital service Gov.uk moves out of public beta and replaces the two main government digital brands, Directgov and Business Link. It is the first major full...
Gov.uk: why this new government website really matters

In a huge shift, Apple announces Scott Forstall and John '#Fire' Browett are leaving the company

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SVP of iOS software scott Forstall is leaving Apple next year. Press release below: Apple® today announced executive management changes that will encourage even more collaboration between the Company’s world-class hardware, software and services teams. As part of these changes, Jony Ive, Bob Mansfield, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi will...
In a huge shift, Apple announces Scott Forstall and John '#Fire' Browett are leaving the company
Apple SVP of iOS Scott Forstall and SVP of Retail John Browett leaving the company

Investment bank Evercore readies Variety for sale

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Evercore Partners, which handled the sale of both Newsweek and BusinessWeek, is also overseeing the sale of Variety. A Variety staff member who was briefed by management on the status of the sale told paidContent that 11 potential bidders have asked to see the deal book. He wouldn’t disclose who those...
Investment bank Evercore readies Variety for sale

Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity?

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By now, we have some pretty good examples of what a digital-native media entity looks like: it looks a lot like The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed or Vox, with a relentless focus on the dynamics of the real-time web and the way that content lives online — and the...
Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity?
How Google is using OpenFlow to lower its network costs
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