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People: Moves at Twitter, Greylock, Yahoo and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Looking toward becoming a shopping destination, Twitter hired former Ticketmaster President Nathan Hubbard as its first-ever Chief of Commerce. According to Hubbard, his role will be to “go to people who have stuff to sell and help them use Twitter to sell it more effectively.” [Dice News] Greylock, a venture capital firm, promoted another member of its team to Principle. This time, it was Simon Rothman, formerly… continue…

People Moves: Microsoft, Apple, VMware, More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Microsoft announced the retirement of CEO Steve Ballmer. His departure, which is contingent upon the selection of a successor, will take affect within the next 12 months. [Dice News] Tony Scott, who resigned from his position as Chief Information Officer at Microsoft in late May, was hired by VMware as its CIO. Before Microsoft, he was CIO at Walt Disney, and before that, CTO at General Motors.… continue…

Microsoft CEO to Retire, Employees Do Developer Dance?

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning to retire in the next 12 months and the company’s workforce may not be that sorry to see him go. After 13 years as CEO of the Redmond giant, Ballmer has less than a 50 percent approval rating among current and former employees and his workforce was bolting for the door even before his massive reorganization manifesto was released this summer. Crocodile Tears for Ballmer’s Departure? Ballmer scored a 47 percent CEO approval rating… continue…

People: Twilio, Applied Materials, Yahoo and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Twilio, developer of a Web services API for calling and SMS functionality, hired Ott Kaukver, former Head of Engineering for Skype, as Vice President of Engineering. Kauvker worked at Skype since 2004 when the company had only 30 people, and is one of two people credited for the company’s growth. [TechCrunch] Phyllis Schneck, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Public Sector at McAfee, was appointed… continue…

People: Microsoft, Oculus VR, Onswipe, and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios added four new executives to its team. Lydia Antonini, previously a consultant and producer for the studio, became Senior Vice President of Innovation Labs. Josh Feldman was added as Vice President. David Renke was hired as Executive Director of Strategy and Business Development. And Art Pettigrue, who had been leading executive communications for marketing and strategy in Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Division, became the… continue…

People: Apple, DocuTech, Data I/O and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Bob Mansfield, a long-time Apple executive who retired last year and then returned a few months later, has been removed from the company’s leadership team and transitioned to leading special projects. When Mansfield returned to the company in August, it was announced that he would head its technology unit, which includes the company’s wireless teams. He’s reporting to Apple CEO Tim Cook. [CRN] UK-based networking hardware and… continue…

People: AOL, Facebook and Symantec

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Betable, a startup that provides a platform for integrating real money into games, named Ryan Linton Chief Revenue Officer. Most recently, Linton was Vice President of Revenue Operations at Zynga, where he was responsible for building new revenue channels and creating partnerships with other companies. [AllThingsD] MetaJure, a maker of enterprise management platforms, appointed Rob Arnold to be Chief Executive Officer. He is taking over for Paula… continue…

People: Facebook, Microsoft Veterans on the Move

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: BJ Daisey, formerly Director of Technical Operations for Comcast’s West Division in Denver, was promoted to the Area Vice President for the company’s Sacramento Valley area. He reports to Marty Robinson, Vice President of Operations for Comcast California. Daisey has worked for Comcast for 14 years, working his way up from Install Technician in Maryland. [PRNewswire] Julie Larson-Green became Head of the Devices and Studios Engineering group… continue…

People Moves: Cognitive, Encryptics, 3xLogic and More

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week: Content recognition provider Cognitive Networks named Joshua Siegel Vice President of Product. Previously, Siegel was Principle Product Manager at Hulu. Before that he was at YouTube, where he worked on live streaming and video editing tools. He’s also held positions at Google, Microsoft, VMware and Oracle. [cognitivenetworks.com] Intevac, a hard drive and solar cell manufacturer, appointed Wendell Blonigan to be President and CEO. Blonigan brings nearly 30… continue…

People Moves: Comcast, Zynga, Apple

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A quick look at some of the movement among IT people this week. Comcast named Matthew Fassnacht Vice President of Comcast Business for the Washington Region. He will focus on implementing Metro Ethernet for businesses with sophisticated networking requirements and bandwidth demands. [Dice News] Mark Pincus, Co-Founder of Zynga, stepped down as the company’s CEO, passing the title on to former Microsoft Xbox Chief Don Mattrick. Mattrick was responsible for the team that grew the Xbox 360’s installed base from… continue…