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  • Sprint moves on CEO, T-Mobile bid signal transition

    Mobile carrier Sprint faces an uncertain future after announcing it is replacing long-time CEO Dan Hesse and reportedly abandoning its bid to by competitor T-Mobile USA.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Aug. 14 02:19
  • LinkedIn pays almost $6M for wage law violations

    Professional networking company LinkedIn agreed to pay close to US$6 million in overtime back wages and damages to employees at its branches in California, Illinois, Nebraska and New York, the U.S. Department of Labor said Monday.

    Written by John Ribeiro05 Aug. 14 12:18
  • MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer

    Upstart NoSQL software vendor MongoDB has snagged a key engineer from the ranks of Oracle, the company's largest competitor in the database software market.

    Written by Joab Jackson01 Aug. 14 05:44
  • CIOs and CMOs failing to communicate

    At the heart of any good relationship is communication, yet a new study shows that CIOs and CMOs are terrible at it. They're not speaking the same language, bicker about the tech budget and argue over who should take ownership of mobile apps.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige01 Aug. 14 05:15
  • Uber, Airbnb go after businesses

    Uber and Airbnb, which have already proved popular with travelers and urbanites with smartphones, have unveiled new features and links to other services designed to attract more business users.

    Written by Zach Miners30 July 14 04:55
  • New BlackBerry COO is ex-Sybase exec Marty Beard

    BlackBerry has recruited a new chief operating officer, Marty Beard, recently CEO of cloud customer service company LiveOps and before that an executive at Sybase.

    Written by Peter Sayer21 July 14 23:54
  • Jesse Jackson demands Twitter release employee diversity data

    U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has called on Twitter to release its employee diversity information, which its Silicon Valley peers such as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Facebook have already done.

    Written by John Ribeiro18 July 14 15:19
  • CEO Whitman to chair HP's board

    Two days after Hewlett-Packard said its chairman had resigned due to ill health, the company has named a replacement: President and CEO Meg Whitman.

    Written by James Niccolai18 July 14 07:25
  • Microsoft to lay off 18,000 in next year

    Microsoft has announced that it will cut its workforce by up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 per cent, in the next year, as part of a broad effort to streamline the company in the wake of its acquisition of phone-maker Nokia.

    Written by Elizabeth Heichler and Peter Sayer17 July 14 22:59
  • HP chairman resigns due to ill health

    Ralph Whitworth, who'd been chairman of Hewlett-Packard for just over a year, is resigning from his job for health reasons, HP said on Tuesday.

    Written by James Niccolai16 July 14 04:57