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In the past week, we've seen high-profile executives from HP and Apple leave their companies. Now, we've gotten word that Sprint will also be losing one of its top product development veterans. Earlier this week, a spokeswoman from Sprint confirmed that Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product and technology development, will be leaving Sprint on August 16. Packingham has worked for Sprint since 1999. He is leaving Sprint to become the CEO of another venture which is based out of Kansas City, Mo. Further details have not been released. Over the past three years, Sprint has struggled to... Read more...
The Android based G1 (or Google) phone sold exclusively in the states by T-Mobile apparently executes typed text entered in any text entry box including on a web page or in the address book. Handsets running Android release 1.0 TC4-RC29 or earlier are affected by this flaw. What makes matters worse is the fact that the commands are executed as the "Root" user. Due to the Open Source nature of the Android OS, the bug was caught by users and traced down to a few lines of code in the init.rc system file. To try this out: "...Save anything you’re working on (this will reboot your phone!), open the... Read more...
AMD Appoints Former HP Exec Alberto Bozzo to Head EMEA Region- Industry veteran brings more than 20 years of commercial and consumer PC experience - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 30, 2008 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the appointment of Alberto Bozzo as corporate vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Reporting to Emilio Ghilardi, AMD chief sales officer, Bozzo will have responsibility for all sales and marketing operations within EMEA. Bozzo starts his new role in January 2009. Bozzo, 44, brings more than 20 years of experience with HP, where he was... Read more...
Federal regulators continue to come down on hard on corporate executives they believe are involved with misrepresenting investors and analysts.  The latest group to get collared were 8 executives from AOL Time Warner who are being charged with inflating the company’s online advertising revenue by more than $1 billion between 2000 and 2002.“Four of the executives have agreed to settle the civil charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission by paying a total of roughly $8 million in fines and returning allegedly ill-gotten gains.  They are David Colburn, Eric Keller, Jay Rappaport and... Read more...
AMD has announced a management shakeup. They're struggling mightily to compete with industry leader Intel right now. AMD COO Dirk Meyer is reshuffling his executive personnel deck by moving some people sideways, some people up the ladder -- and some were given an empty printer paper box to clean their desk into before being escorted to the door. Oops, I meant they've: "...left the company to pursue other opportunities...""AMD is in a precarious situation right now from a business standpoint and it has to take some drastic measures," said Brian Matus, vice president of market research at IC Insights.... Read more...
Various companies and even the RIAA have either settled with or won numerous law suits against pirates and/or networks that allow piracy such as the old Napster or Kazaa.  We're talking at least 9-figures worth of damages awarded and/or settlements paid off, but yet the artists don't seem to be getting paid:"Artist managers and lawyers have been wondering for months when their artists will see money from the copyright settlements and how it will be accounted for," said lawyer John Branca, who has represented Korn, Don Henley, and The Rolling Stones, among others."Some of them are even talking... Read more...
Between 2003 and 2006, Dell execs manipulated earnings reports to make the company appear more attractive.  How big was the difference?It’s been estimated that the bottom line has been altered by anything from $50 to $150 million, which would amount to about a 2 to 7 cents change per share.  So who was responsible? “Which executives knew isn't clear yet. A Dell representative said the company is "taking responsibility as a team" and isn't naming names. According to a statement released by the company, the investigation yielded evidence that "certain adjustments appear to have been motivated by... Read more...
What's worse?  The fact that these guys were shamming investors or were so lacking in creativity that they named their plan "deep, deep, s..."? "According to the SEC complaint, Todd used "improper and extraordinary transactions" as part of a plan to "close the gap" between analysts' expectations and Gateway's revenues. Manza assisted in the scheme by preparing financial statements that he knew did not comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)."... Read more...
ExtremeTech has an article posted with information regarding AMD's upcoming "Barcelona" processors and the future R600 family of graphics cards.  The information was compiled last week during a briefing in San Francisco and includes quotes taken directly from AMD's Mario Rivas, Henri Richard, and former ATI CEO Dave Orton. "We pushed out the launch of the R600 and people thought is must be a silicon or software problem...it's got to be a bug," said Dave Orton, president and chief executiveof ATI. "In fact, our... Read more...
Tonight's news post is gonna be a little longer than normal since I'm doing my game news post, and want to get a bit of tech news in along with it. One interesting article is how the Washington Post claims the Gamecube is "Obsolete"... I personally hate seeing comments like that. Maybe it's because the cube is the only console system I have, and the only one I want. Does that make me biased? Probably. But to those of us who are fans of games that only Nintendo can deliver, the system is still very much alive. Ubisoft announces availability of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within "The... Read more...