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Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board

By Chris Crum August 19, 2014

Steve Ballmer announced that he is stepping down as a member of Microsoft’s Board of Directors. He resigned as CEO six months ago, handing the reins over to Satya Nadella, who has already laid out the company’s strategy going forward …

InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here's Why. InPowered Is The Anti-Klout. Here's Why.

InPowered is the anti-Klout. Okay, maybe Klouchebag is the real anti-Klout, but there can be more than one can’t there? Besides, Klouchebag is dead. InPowered offers products aimed at helping marketers “discover and promote expert opinions about their brands.” Our …

Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily) Chris Beard Is Mozilla’s CEO (Not Just Temporarily)

Mozilla announced today that it has appointed Chris Beard as CEO of Mozilla Corp., the for-profit part of Mozilla. They’re going with Beard after reviewing “many internal and external candidates”. Beard was appointed interim CEO (as well as to the …

Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft's 'Core' Satya Nadella Talks About Microsoft's 'Core'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote a big letter to staff, which the company has shared on its blog. It’s called “Bold Ambition & Our Core,” and marks the beginning of Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2015. In the part about the company’s …

Former Groupon CEO Eats Ice Cream Alone In SF Former Groupon CEO Eats Ice Cream Alone In SF

Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason (arguably one of the most entertaining CEOs of our time) gave us an update about what he’s been up to on Twitter. As you may know, after departing the company, he put out …

Larry Page On What's Going On At Google Larry Page On What's Going On At Google

Google has released its 2013 Founders’ Letter (yes, it is May, 2014) written by co-founder and CEO Larry Page, who hasn’t been present on the company’s last couple earnings calls. In it, Page says there are over 100 billion searches …

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the …

The Microsoft Nokia Deal Is Done The Microsoft Nokia Deal Is Done

Well, it’s official. Microsoft announced on Friday (as expected) that it has completed its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business. It’s been approved by shareholders, and all the government regulatory bodies. Microsoft can now go forward full-throttle with its …

Netflix CEO:  Amazon Prime's A Great Service. Netflix CEO: Amazon Prime's A Great Service.

Netflix held its quarterly earnings call last evening. Here’s a look at the financials. Many things were discussed on the call, including competition and the general relationship Netflix has with Amazon. “Prime’s a great service,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. …

Mozilla Now Has An Interim CEO (Chris Beard) Mozilla Now Has An Interim CEO (Chris Beard)

Mozilla announced that it now has an interim CEO – Chris Beard, who has also been appointed to the board of directors. He’ll be filling in for Brendan Eich, who stepped down amid controversy surrounding his support for California anti-gay …

Mozilla Insists CEO Eich Wasn't Forced Out Mozilla Insists CEO Eich Wasn't Forced Out

There have been a lot of stories about Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich’s resignation, suggesting that he was fired or forced out by the board. Mozilla has put out an FAQ about the situation, insisting that he was not forced out. …

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down Amid Controversy

Brendan Eich has stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO following controversy about his support of California anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 in 2008, which recently came to light. Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker announced the news on the Mozilla blog after a …

Imgur CEO Talks New Funding, Reddit Imgur CEO Talks New Funding, Reddit

Imgur announced this morning that it has raised $40 million in a series A round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. General partner, Lars Dalgaard will take a Board of Directors seat with the company. Reddit, which gives Imgur more …

Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality, Comcast Deal Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality, Comcast Deal

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast …

Netflix To Launch In France In The Fall? Netflix To Launch In France In The Fall?

We’ve been hearing for months that Netflix has been working on trying to get launches going in France and Germany. Now, it’s looking like at least one of those will become a reality later this year. Variety is reporting that …

First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange CEO Found Dead First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange CEO Found Dead

Autumn Radtke, the 28-year-old CEO of virtual currency exchange First Meta, has died. According to multiple reports, suicide is suspected, but not confirmed. The Daily Mail cites “police sources” as saying they have “strongly suspected” suicide, and reports that she …

Yelp CEO Puts Up $23K To Help Catch Dog Killer Yelp CEO Puts Up $23K To Help Catch Dog Killer

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …