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Klout CEO Explains How The New Klout Is Its First Product To Help Users

On Thursday, Klout launched a big redesign with a focus on “creating content,” which I suggested was really more about sharing content that others have created, and basically seems like a social news reader. Klout CEO Joe Fernandez tells WebProNews, “The product we launched today is only the first step in Klout’s journey to help our users be better content …

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Satya Nadella Officially Microsoft’s New CEO

Microsoft has officially named Satya Nadella as CEO after news late last week that he had been selected. He was previously the Executive Vice President of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group. Nadella joined the company back in 1992, and now has become the third ever CEO. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft …

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Satya Nadella Reported To Be Next Microsoft CEO

It looks like Microsoft has its next CEO. Bloomberg is reporting that the company’s board is preparing to make the company’s enterprise and cloud chief Satya Nadella the man for the job. The report cites “people briefed on the process”. The board is also reportedly discussing replacing Bill Gates as chairman. Obviously the company is not commenting yet. Among the …

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Netflix CEO Basically Called HBO Netflix’s ‘Bitch’

HBO CEO Richard Plepler recently made comments indicating that he doesn’t really care if HBO subscribers share their HBO Go passwords. Netflix held its fourth quarter earnings conference call in the form of a Google Hangout on Wednesday. One analyst brought Plepler’s comments up to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings’ response was: “That was an interesting comment, I suppose. So, …

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Biz Stone Looks To Lead Jelly As A Cross Between Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about his new app Jelly, but ended up talking a bit about Twitter as well. His time at Twitter and the people he worked with there are apparently having a major affect on Stone’s first go at the CEO role. “It sounds kinda cheesy to say this, but I …

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Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In

Google announced a week ago that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the company behind the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smart thermostat and smoke detector devices. Naturally, many Nest device users and otherwise curious parties wondered what the deal would mean for their data, and if and how Google would access/use it. Google has a …

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Sarah Bird Is Now Officially The CEO Of Moz

A little over a month ago, Rand Fishkin announced that he would step down as CEO of Moz (formerly SEOmoz). He would remain with the company, and focus on product and marketing, while handing over the reins to President and COO Sarah Bird. Read our recent interview with Fishkin about the transition here. Fishkin told us the transition would come …

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Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is getting a new CEO. Kind of. Founder Matt Mullenweg is stepping into the CEO role held by Toni Schneider for the past eight years, while Schneider is taking over for Mullenweg. From the sound of it, it’s not going to be a huge change in the company’s operations. “He’s going to focus on some …

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Yelp Discloses Lobbying Efforts, CEO Sells 15,000 Shares

A couple of interesting pieces of Yelp news have surfaced in that the company is lobbying for patent reform and copyright laws, and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has sold nearly 15,000 shares of the company. As first reported by The Hill, the company hired former House staffer Laurent Crenshaw as its first lobbyist a couple months ago. He is a former …

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Snapchat Talks Breach, Updates App

As you’re probably aware, Snapchat was the target of a massive security breach that compromised 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers. The company has since responded to the problem both with an interview for the Today show and a blog post announcing an update to the app. CEO Evan Spiegel spoke about the breach with Carson Daly: Visit NBCNews.com for …

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Rand Fishkin On The Best And Worst Parts Of Being Moz CEO

Last month, we learned that Moz (formerly SEOmoz) CEO Rand Fishkin is stepping down from the role. He revealed that he would be handing the reins over to President and COO Sarah Bird, while taking on less of a people management role, and instead focusing more on his product and marketing passions with the company. We reached out to Fishkin …

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Here’s What’s Going On With The Microsoft CEO Situation

As you’re probably aware, Microsoft announced back in the summer that CEO Steve Ballmer would be stepping down after another twelve months. The company’s Board of Directors would begin a search for his replacement. The company has now given an update on the search, and no, they haven’t found the replacement yet. As Microsoft said from the beginning, they’re looking …

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