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Usually, when Apple's site changes, people notice. However, it's typically because the online e-tailer section goes down, with a small yellow note suggesting that one should check back later. At that stage, it's practically a given that a new product is being added to the store, which obviously builds all kinds of excitement. But this change is a different one, and we're guessing that Apple didn't expect most to spot it on a Sunday evening. Over the weekend, Senior Vice President of Technologies Bob Mansfield's biography was yanked from a page showcasing Apple's leadership team. Mansfield has played a huge role in the surge of Apple during the past 10 years, and in October of last year, CEO Tim... Read more...
Following the tragic news that Micron's CEO since 1994 perished late last week in a plane crash, the company has now promoted D. Mark Durcan as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Durcan will also serve as a Director on Micron's Board of Directors. Mark has been the company's CTO in the past, making it a natural step-up. It's surely a bittersweet moment, taking charge of the company that has made his career, but under such awful circumstances. The Board of Directors also announced the appointment of Director Robert E. Switz as Chairman of the Board and Mark W. Adams as President. Mr. Switz has served as a Director since 2006 and is the former Chairman and CEO of ADC Telecommunications. He has previously... Read more...
Sony has a new lead man. Howard Stringer will be heading out (probably to play a few rounds of golf), while long-time Sony exec Kazuo Hirai will take over as Sony's President and Chief Executive Office. Sir Howard won't be leaving entirely; he'll be moving over to become Chairman of the Board of Directors in June. The move isn't entirely unexpected, as Kaz has been playing a larger role in the company for some time now. Mr. Stringer recommended to the Sony Board of Directors that Mr. Hirai, currently Executive Deputy President, be his successor as President and CEO. Mr. Stringer will continue as Chairman of Sony Corporation until his ascension to the Board Chairmanship, which will become effective... Read more...
And just like that, he's out. The former head of Palm is leaving HP, and with webOS all but buried, it's no real surprise. HP's acquisition of Palm proved disastrous, and after Jon Rubinstein was shifted into a product innovation role after the first major blow to webOS, we sort of figured he wouldn't hang around too much longer. He was once a huge proponent of Palm, even swearing by the Veer 4G handset that most critics wrote off as too small and not nearly functional enough. Evidently, he had a 1 to 2 year contract at HP to fulfill, and now that's up. All Things D is reporting that Jon has no immediate plans, only to take some time off and breathe a little after what has clearly been a wild... Read more...
After Apple recently hired an expert in near field communication (NFC) technology, there is speculation that Apple could be working on a contactless payment system for its iPhone. Benjamin Vigier has been working with near field communication technology since 2004. Vigier is now the new product manager for mobile commerce at Apple. Most recently, Vigier was the product manager for mobile wallet, payment and NFC at mFoundry. At mFoundry, Vigier conceived and managed the PayPal Mobile service and Starbucks' barcode-based mobile payments service. He also has worked on developing mobile wallet applications for two top US mobile network operators as well as a NFC wallet application for a top three... Read more...
We've always heard that fall was a time for change, and evidently Intel's a firm believer in that very mantra. In a release issued today by the chip giant, a whole heap of organizational changes were announced during the run-up to IDF 2009 in San Francisco later this month, with the most notable change being the departure of longtime Intel veteran Pat Gelsinger. Intel describes the corner office shake-up as an array of "organizational changes" that'll lead to the expansion of some "key executive responsibilities." Here is Intel's blurb on the matter:"The changes align the business around the core competencies of Intel Architecture and world class manufacturing, placing operating responsibility... Read more...