For several years, press have been speculating about Atlassian Software’s inevitable IPO. With this announcement, the company is adding further fuel to the rumors.
Coursera has recruited some top talent from iconic venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
Guest Post We talk to a lot of company founders about recruiting, and their stories are all pretty similar: hiring great developers is hard, and it’s getting harder by the day. Most blame external forces–the talent shortage or competitors with deeper pockets–but in our experience very few point the finger where it truly belongs: right back at themselves.
After a four-year stint as CEO of Federated Media Publishing Deanna Brown is stepping down from the position, the company announced today.
Ever since former Googler Marissa Mayer took over as Yahoo’s CEO, we’ve been waiting to see who she puts on her executive team, with the latest addition being a new head of HR.
Best Buy’s new CEO Hubert Joly likely knows more about running your local T.G.I Friday’s than your technology retailer. But Best Buy says he’s the right fit.
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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.
Twitter has added two new executives to its flock, one to focus on marketing to consumers and another to work on the company’s partnerships with global advertisers.
When VentureBeat first reported on Silicon Valley investor Marc Bodnick’s departure from Elevation Partners, the private-equity firm he cofounded, I noted his enthusiasm for Quora, the online question-and-answer community founded by Charlie Cheever and Adam D’Angelo, two early Facebook employees.
When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When Twitter’s involved, apparently.
Internet phone giant Skype has appointed former Cisco senior vice president Tony Bates as its new CEO, the company confirmed Monday.
Microsoft has a sprawling campus in tech’s heartland, right by the Googleplex in Mountain View, Calif. It has thousands of employees in the Bay Area. But the departure of a high-profile evangelist once called the software giant’s “ambassador to Silicon Valley” raises questions about whether its strategy can work.
Groupon, the social-buying phenomenon based in Chicago whose CEO, Andrew Mason, I recently interviewed at the DEMO conference, has always done things a bit differently. Transparency is something they prize.
Hewlett-Packard’s board is close to making a selection for a successor to Mark Hurd as chief executive. Bloomberg reported that a source said the company is close to picking an internal candidate.
Grab your popcorn! Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s hire of Silicon Valley neighbor and tennis partner Mark Hurd — who, by the way, just happens to have been freshly ousted as chief of Hewlett-Packard — makes for great theater. But will it be good for business?
It takes just under five months to redesign one of the largest news aggregation sites in the world and bring in a new CEO, apparently.
At VentureBeat, we take pride in turning our writers, who are often fresh talents, into sought-after industry experts. Sometimes we do too good a job.
In a rare move for an outsider, Google has named Max Levchin, former CEO of Slide and cofounder of PayPal, a vice president of engineering, Inside Facebook reports.
Owen Van Natta is back in the game. He’s back in business. And he’s back in the games business.
Social gaming giant Zynga has grabbed MySpace’s vice president of global communications, Dani Dudeck, to shore up its public relations department.