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  • Twitter looking for a 'full-time' CEO, deflating Dorsey's candidacy

    A week and a half after Dick Costolo announced that he would be stepping down from the CEO role at Twitter, the company's board of directors has sent a shot across the bow of one of the expected front-runner candidates to take the social network's top job.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank23 June 15 04:01
  • Oracle taps former HP exec Donatelli for key hardware role

    Confirming rumours dating back to as early as March, Oracle has announced it has appointed former Hewlett-Packard executive David Donatelli as executive vice president for converged infrastructure.

    Written by Katherine Noyes19 June 15 08:18
  • Four challenges for Twitter's next CEO

    Dick Costolo has stepped down as CEO of Twitter after five years on the job, relinquishing his post amid longstanding problems including sluggish growth and frequent abusive comments posted to the social network. Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, who is also CEO of Square, will be interim CEO when Costolo steps down on July 1.

    Written by Zach Miners12 June 15 11:03
  • Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, steps down

    Embattled Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, will be leaving the social networking company on July 1, according to an SEC filing the company made public on Thursday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 07:32
  • Twitter CEO Dick Costolo steps down

    Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will be leaving the social networking company on July 1, according to an SEC filing the company made public Thursday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 07:32
  • Jesse Jackson wants Google to invest in startups led by Blacks, Latinos

    Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson asked Google to make an amendment to its governance byelaws to make a search for women and people of color a must before filling board positions, as part of his push to get higher representation for women and certain ethnic groups in tech companies.

    Written by John Ribeiro04 June 15 17:02
  • Facebook says 'oui' to AI with Paris research team

    Along with its enormous success, Facebook has a giant, growing TMI (too much information) problem: how to help its almost one and a half billion users sort through the onslaught of news reports, photos, messages, and posts generated on the social network around the world every day.

    Written by Loek Essers03 June 15 00:28
  • CA names Xbox cofounder its new CTO

    Xbox cofounder Otto Berkes may have spent the bulk of his recent years focusing on consumer technology, but his next career move will be set squarely in the enterprise arena, as CA Technologies on Monday announced that it recruited him to serve as its next CTO.

    Written by Katherine Noyes02 June 15 04:42
  • BlackBerry cutting staff in smartphone unit

    BlackBerry plans to lay off an unspecified number of staff in its devices unit, as it attempts to make that business profitable, while expanding in other areas.

    Written by John Ribeiro25 May 15 14:05
  • Survey claims New York startup scene is more innovative

    A new survey is attempting to kick-start a rivalry between New York and Silicon Valley, claiming tomorrow's innovative tech companies will pick east over west to set up shop.

    Written by Joab Jackson20 May 15 04:45
  • Alibaba names new CEO as revenue jumps

    Though Alibaba Group is succeeding in generating more revenue from mobile, it is nevertheless shuffling executives, elevating its chief operating officer Daniel Zhang to CEO in the face of a stock-based compensation program that has depressed profit.

    Written by Michael Kan07 May 15 23:54