This week, Calico’s chief executive Art Levinson revealed that he is beginning to recruit a superstar genetics team.
Data scientists are the new rock stars. At Devbeat, we heard from Pivotal’s team lead Hulya Farinas about how developers can make the jump.
Note to Apple: Don’t change up your executive team and expect the Internet not to notice.
Amid disastrous profits and significant marketing struggles, HTC just can’t seem to hold onto its executives.
Anonymous released information for 4,000 bank executives as part of OpLastResort, a campaign to bring about cyber crime prosecution reform after coder and activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide.
Square’s No. 2 exec steps out.
Twitter shook up the top brass a little today, transitioning current Chief Financial Officer Ali Rowghani to the top operating role and naming former Zynga treasurer Mike Gupta as the company’s new CFO.
No hard feelings here: Steve Ballmer waxed enthusiastic about Steven Sinofsky’s contributions to Microsoft, most recently as the head of Windows 8.
According to reports, Apple executive Scott Forstall, who oversaw Siri and Apple Maps, lost his job after refusing to sign an apology for the Maps fiasco.
Big changes are afoot in Apple’s executive roster: The company announced today that Scott Forstall (above), the vice president in charge of iOS, and head of retail John Browett are leaving the company.
As if Research in Motion needed more controversy surrounding its appointment of new CEO Thorston Heins, now a RIM director is arguing that it simply couldn’t have chosen a new CEO from outside the company because the only available choices (at that time) were idiots.
Andy Lees, president of Microsoft’s Windows Phone division for the past three years, is getting a new role within the software giant at CEO Steve Ballmer’s request.
Glam Media announced today that it has hired 16-year Apple veteran Jeanne Seeley as its new chief financial officer and executive vice president, a move that likely positions the company for a public offering. Seeley starts work today.
After an eight-month hunt, security startup Palo Alto Networks has named a new CEO: Former Verisign CEO Mark McLaughlin.
Intel’s security- and antivirus-focused McAfee subsidiary has announced the departure of its president, David DeWalt.
Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm who orchestrated its $1.2 billion sale to Hewlett-Packard in 2010, is no longer heading Palm. And Palm itself is no more: HP has renamed the division the “webOS global business unit.”
Omar Khan, the Samsung exec who often introduced the world to Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones and tablets at events, has been hired to lead mobile initiatives for Citigroup.
In a passionate open letter this morning, a high-level Research in Motion executive offered up some suggestions on how co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis could reshape the company and avoid certain doom. But instead of assuring the executive that things will get better (or even responding to his actual points), all RIM had to offer up in response was a hilariously defensive blog post.
Only in the age of Google could news aggregation be considered a step up from news publishing. So when word came Wednesday that Salon’s CEO Richard Gingras is abandoning his post at the veteran online-news site to head the news products division of Google, it arrived without shame or snickering.
David DeWalt is about to leave his post as president of McAfee to become the CEO of Palo Alto Networks, a late-stage security startup, VentureBeat has learned.
Top mobile device company executives obviously overestimated their ability to positively spin responses to hard-hitting questions from Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg, who moderated a panel discussion about new mobile device trends at the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference today in Orlando.