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Rand Fishkin Is Stepping Down As CEO Of Moz

Moz CEO Rand Fishkin announced in a blog post that he is stepping down as the CEO of Moz (formerly SEOmoz). But don’t worry, you won’t be seeing less of him. In fact, from the sound of it, you’ll be seeing more. Fishkin is not leaving his company or anything like that. He’s just decided that he’d like to focus …

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Marjorie Scardino Become’s Twitter’s First Female Board Member

Twitter announced this morning that it has added Marjorie M. Scardino to its Board of Directors. Scardino is the former CEO of Pearson, and is Twitter’s first female board member. Earlier this year, there was a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about how Twitter didn’t have any women on its board. We're pleased to welcome @marjscar to our board …

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Walmart Just Named A New CEO

Walmart announced Monday morning that CEO Mike Duke is stepping down, and he will be replaced by Walmart International President and CEO Doug McMillon. For the company’s Walmart International segment, McMillon has overseen over 6,300 stores and over 823,000 associates in 26 countries outside of the U.S. McMillon will take over in his new role on February 1st. He was …

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Could Microsoft Soon Give Bing The Axe?

Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who is one of the top candidates in a recently narrowed down list to take over Steve Ballmer’s job as Microsoft CEO, would reportedly consider killing Bing and selling the company’s Xbox business. Should Microsoft get of rid of Bing? Xbox? Let us know what you think in the comments. That is according to a …

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Microsoft CEO Search Reportedly Narrowed to Five Candidates

Since Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement back in August, Microsoft’s board has been quickly searching for someone to replace him by the end of the year. Several candidates have popped up in the past few months, most notably Stephen Elop and Alan Mullaly (pictured). Elop is the former CEO of Nokia, which Microsoft bought shortly after Ballmer’s retirement …

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Tim Cook Writes WSJ Piece In Favor Of ENDA

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial written by Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday, titled, “Workplace Equality Is Good for Business.” Cook discusses why he thinks Congress should support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. It’s not a long piece. He talks about how things are at Apple with its antidiscrimination policy before urging senators to support the piece of legislation …

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Marissa Mayer Has Reportedly Bought A Funeral Home (Here’s What It Looks Like)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has reportedly bought a funeral home in Palo Alto. The place is shutting down on October 31st, and the Palo Alto Online reported on Tuesday that the deal closed on October 7th. The property is just down the street from Mayer’s current home. According to the report (citing the president of Spangler Mortuauries, which purchased the …

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Groupon Appoints Shutterfly CEO Jeffrey Housenbold As New Director

Groupon announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Shutterfly president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold to its Board of Directors. He has led Shutterfly since January of 2005. Before that, he worked at eBay in various roles like Vice President of Business Development and Internet Marketing, Vice President & General Manager, Business-to-Consumer Group and Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions. He is …

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Yahoo Microsoft ‘Search Alliance’ Encounters More Friction

More friction between Microsoft and Yahoo regarding the two companies’ “Search Alliance” has been made public thanks to court documents obtained by Reuters. The two companies have been having a quiet legal battle about rolling out Microsoft’s Bing search technology on Yahoo in Taiwan and Hong Kong – the last two of sixteen markets – which are supposed to make …

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Tim Cook Says New Hire Angela Ahrendts Is ‘Wicked Smart’

Apple announced on Monday evening that it has hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to take on a new position at the company: Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. Ahrendts will report directly to CEO Tim Cook, and will oversee the strategic direction and operations of Apple’s retail business, both online and off. She’ll join the company in the …

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Richard Rosenblatt Steps Down As CEO And Chairman of Demand Media

Demand Media just announced that its board of directors has accepted the resignation of Richard Rosenblatt as CEO and chairman of the company. The resignation as CEO is effective as of October 31st, and resignation as chairman is effective immediately. The board has appointed Shawn Colo as interim President and CEO. James Quandt has been appointed Chairman, effective immediately. “I …

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Exclusive: StumbleUpon CEO Gives Us A Big Update About What We Can Soon Expect

StumbleUpon has been around since 2001, providing a unique way for Internet users to find websites and pages related to topics they’re interested in. The company has long provided a method of content discovery that has for one, gone virtually unparalleled by competitors, and for two, been lauded for years by marketers and webmasters who have have seen tremendous amounts …

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