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The exodus continues: Zynga's chief security officer resigns

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Executive departures at Zynga are continuing, as the social gaming giant’s chief security officer, Nils Puhlmann, is the latest to resign. Techcrunch reported the departure and we’ve confirmed it with a source at Zynga. Puhlman served as CSO at Zynga since 2009 and he resigned yesterday. Details on Puhlmann’s...
The exodus continues: Zynga's chief security officer resigns

Motorola to cut its workforce by 20 percent, shutter a third of its offices worldwide

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When Google acquired Motorola Mobility, Larry Page said the move would help "supercharge the Android ecosystem," but first, the firm needs to reorganize. That seems to be starting -- the company just announced that it will be closing a third of its 94 offices and laying off 20 percent...
Motorola to cut its workforce by 20 percent, shutter a third of its offices worldwide

Do IT managers prefer Microsoft for mobile?

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Almost half of IT managers in a survey last month said that they plan to standardize their company's mobile platform on devices running Microsoft operating systems, including smartphone OSes Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8 and tablet OS Windows RT, according to ThinkEquity, a research and institutional investment...
Do IT managers prefer Microsoft for mobile?

New hires in mobile apps: GREE, TinyCo and more

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was down this week with 15 new hires spread between 11 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, GREE reported the most activity with four new hires. This week’s highest profile hires belonged to AppNexus and Sencha, which both saw new vice presidents...
New hires in mobile apps: GREE, TinyCo and more

Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

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It's a day of upheaval in the boardroom at Apple -- in the good sense. Remember how Bob Mansfield said he would retire in June? He's had a change of heart and will keep working on future products. Meanwhile, two of the vice presidents who've been mainstays of Apple's...
Apple promotes pair of execs to Senior VP level, Bob Mansfield to hang around after all

Samsung's 'Beat Apple' files: Are these the smoking guns?

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Just before their weekend break, the jury got a peek at Samsung's internal documents FORTUNE -- The tech reporters covering the Apple v. Samsung trial last week feasted on the testimony of two senior Apple (AAPL) vice presidents and the carefully selected secrets they revealed from inside One Infinite Loop. But...
Samsung's 'Beat Apple' files: Are these the smoking guns?
As Trulia's IPO pops, Zillow closes offering at $156 million

Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

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Editor’s Note: Guest contributor Joey Flores is a co-founder of Earbits, a Y Combinator-backed online radio ad platform for the music industry. Two years ago, when I first co-founded Earbits, I started frequenting various startup events like so many other first-time founders. Some of them were mixers, others were pitch...
Panels Are A Waste Of Time, But They Don’t Have To Be

United Continental exec hired by Apple

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Former United Continental Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Zane Rowe will be joining the ranks at Apple, and will reportedly be one of the Cupertino, Calif., company's vice presidents of sales....
United Continental exec hired by Apple

Why The Search For The Mystical Data Scientist Should Not Be A Feat Of Magic

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The data scientist is a mystical spirit. A wizard, whose skills are fired in the deep unknown of a developer’s lair. Their secrets are worth the gold of a million empires.They possess the keys to eternity.They have pet dragons. Not! It’s time to take away the staff and stop thinking...
Why The Search For The Mystical Data Scientist Should Not Be A Feat Of Magic

After 100,000 posts in Gmail’s forum, its biggest fan scores a trip to the Googleplex

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From time to time we’ve all entered the forums for a product that we need to ask questions about. Depending on how popular the product is you might get lucky and get a response within a few hours of posting your question. For example, Apple’s forums are full of product...
After 100,000 posts in Gmail’s forum, its biggest fan scores a trip to the Googleplex

Google Starts Remaking Motorola

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Almost exactly a year ago, Google shocked the industry by buying Motorola for $12.5 billion. Everyone agreed that Google coveted Motorola's 17,000 patents. But there was a niggling question: What would happen to the rest of Motorola? We now have a pretty good idea.  In a filing with the Securities and...
Google Starts Remaking Motorola

Actually, We Have Quantitative Proof Apple Did An Incredible Job Introducing The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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Everyone misses Steve Jobs, and never more than yesterday, when a roster of vice presidents of whatever took his place on stage to introduce Apple's latest iPhone. At Wired, Mat Honan has written the perfect post describing the mood of the tech press: The iPhone 5 Is Completely Amazing And Utterly...
Actually, We Have Quantitative Proof Apple Did An Incredible Job Introducing The iPhone 5 (AAPL)

Presidential flamewars, er, debates start tonight at 9PM ET on YouTube

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Web video sites and civilized discourse have never been particularly compatible concepts, but that's not stopping YouTube from giving it a shot. Roughly a month ahead of the next US presidential election, YouTube be the host to the first of three presidential debates. You can tune into the first...
Presidential flamewars, er, debates start tonight at 9PM ET on YouTube
Zynga recruits a real-money gambling chief

Galaxy sends Samsung profits sky high

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South Korean company's profits almost double - but shares fall on fears over crowded smartphone marketStrong sales of Galaxy phones propelled Samsung's quarterly profits to a record high, but its shares dropped on the prospect its growth will slow in an increasingly crowded smartphone market.Samsung Electronics said July-September net profit...
Galaxy sends Samsung profits sky high

Salesforce.com Just Laid Off A Bunch Of Radian6 Employees (CRM)

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Salesforce.com has laid off employees from Radian6 today. Salesforce.com acquired Radian6 for $326 million last year. Salesforce.com PR confirmed reports circulating on Twitter and the web of the layoffs, telling Business Insider in an e-mail statement: "With the integration of Radian6 and Buddy Media, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud is re-balancing...
Salesforce.com Just Laid Off A Bunch Of Radian6 Employees (CRM)

Apple snags United Continental CFO Zane Rowe for Sales gig

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AllThingsD: “We are thrilled that Zane Rowe will be joining us as one of our vice presidents of sales,” Apple spokesman Steve Dowling told AllThingsD. “He built a great team at United and we think he is going to do a fantastic job at Apple.” VP of Sales, huh?  So...
Apple snags United Continental CFO Zane Rowe for Sales gig

FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall

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General Motors' decision to cancel the entirety of its $10 million Facebook ad budget is, arguably, the second major shoe to drop on the social network's ad budget. Back in January, Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald told Wall Street he was scaling back his company's $10 billion annual ad...
FACEBOOK'S WORST NIGHTMARE: After GM, Here's How The Other Dominoes Could Fall

PayPal Hires Three Tech VPs From Box, Microsoft and DreamWorks

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PayPal has started hiring again, after eliminating 325 positions late last year. The three new vice presidents being announced today are tasked with helping the payments company change the way consumers pay for things online, on their phones and at the register. “In years past, we’ve grown too conservatively,” said PayPal’s CTO James...
PayPal Hires Three Tech VPs From Box, Microsoft and DreamWorks

MySpace Hires Two VPs to Prep for Relaunch

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MySpace, the struggling Web site that fueled the first major wave of the social Internet, announced Monday it had hired two new vice presidents to prepare the company for its major relaunch this year. New VP of global marketing Christian Parkes comes most recently from Levi’s, and held a similar...
MySpace Hires Two VPs to Prep for Relaunch

MongoDB FTW: Fast-growing 10gen hires first CFO

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10gen, the creator and proprietor of the extremely popular MongoDB NoSQL database, is growing up fast and on Tuesday announced it has hired Sydney Carey as the company’s first-ever chief financial officer. Carey comes from enterprise software company Tibco where she was executive vice president and CFO. According to 10gen...
MongoDB FTW: Fast-growing 10gen hires first CFO

Google Builds An 'X-Team' Of Tech Executives -- But For What?

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Something funny is happening in Mountain View. First Andy Rubin, the man who invented Android, and now Jeff Huber, the former head of Google's mapping and advertising divisions, are moving to a mysterious division within Google so secretive that until the New York Times revealed its existence in 2011, even most of the company's...
Google Builds An 'X-Team' Of Tech Executives -- But For What?

United Continental CFO Now an Apple VP of Sales

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Zane Rowe, executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for United Continental, the holding company that owns United Airlines has a new job — at Apple. Rowe, who has served as United’s CFO since October 2010 is leaving the airline to for an high-ranking sales position in Cupertino, Apple confirmed to...
United Continental CFO Now an Apple VP of Sales

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMY: In the 1980s, Greed WAS Good... Then We Went Overboard

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There's a famous scene in the 1987 movie Wall Street in which the corporate raider Gordon Gekko gets up at a shareholder meeting of a company called "Teldar Paper" and defends his impending takeover of the company. (Click the source link above to watch it). To the horror of...
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ECONOMY: In the 1980s, Greed WAS Good... Then We Went Overboard

Two ISPs claim no disconnections after 'six strikes'

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In a forum discussion organized by the Internet Society, the vice presidents of Verizon and Time Warner Cable declared that even after repeated notifications to customers suspected of violating copyright law, the cable companies won't perform any disconnections. The move could ease privacy and cue process concerns about the Hollywood...
Two ISPs claim no disconnections after 'six strikes'

Startup News: David Karp And Rachel Sterne Get Judgemental and Louis C.K. Inspires a Startup

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(Photo: wikipedia.org) Game Over? There seems to be a mass exodus at Zynga. It was reported yesterday that Wilson Kriegel, the former chief revenue officer of Omgpop, has now left the company. In the last 30 days, the company has lost its COO, CCO, and two vice presidents. Maybe it’s time...
Startup News: David Karp And Rachel Sterne Get Judgemental and Louis C.K. Inspires a Startup
Google's Motorola laying off 20 percent of its workforce as it focuses on a few good phones

Zynga Loses Two More Top-Level Gaming Employees

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Zynga Vice Presidents Bill Mooney and Brian Birtwistle have left the company, representing two of the latest high-level managers to leave. Bloomberg first reported the exits, but did not know where they were headed. Zynga declined to confirm the departures, but offered a lengthy statement regarding the company’s low attrition...
Zynga Loses Two More Top-Level Gaming Employees

Microsoft's Data Platform Group boss Ted Kummert has left the firm after 23 years for Madrona Ventures

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Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Data Platform Group Ted Kummert has left the firm he joined in 1989 for the Madrona Venture Group, where he will work as a venture capitalist. Madrona Ventures, a Seattle-based VC firm is a natural fit for Kummert, given its investments into firms such as Tier 3,...
Microsoft's Data Platform Group boss Ted Kummert has left the firm after 23 years for Madrona Ventures
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