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Yahoo Sales And CEOs: What They’re Saying Yahoo Sales And CEOs: What They’re Saying

It’s time for another round of what they’re saying about Yahoo. It seems like an eternity ago that Yahoo ousted CEO Carol Bartz. In Internet time, it may as well have been that long, though it was really only September. …

Virginia Rometty Appointed IBM CEO Virginia Rometty Appointed IBM CEO

IBM announced that its board of directors elected Virginia M. Rometty President and CEO. She will assume the role on January 1, 2012. Rometty will also serve on the board itself. Rometty is replacing Samuel J. Palmisano, but he will …

Jerry Yang Back in Control at Yahoo? Jerry Yang Back in Control at Yahoo?

As you may recall, Yahoo recently fired CEO Carol Bartz. It was kind of an ugly parting of ways. Upon the announcement, Yahoo said it had appointed Timothy Morse Interim CEO, and that the company formed an Executive Leadership Council …

Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP Meg Whitman Named New CEO of HP
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It’s official: Meg Whitman is your new CEO of HP, replacing Leo Apotheker after just under a year on the job. Apotheker was tapped in September of last year to replace CEO Mark Hurd, after Hurd resigned his position amid …

Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report Yahoo’s Brand Not Damaged, According to Report

“Yahoo is not a damaged brand in the eyes of the public,” a spokesperson for YouGov BrandIndex tells WebProNews, pointing to some new research from the firm. As you may know, Yahoo just fired CEO Carol Bartz. She had some …

Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo Carol Bartz Fired From Yahoo
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Carol Bartz is out as CEO of Yahoo. Her leadership has been sharply criticized for quite some time, and now Yahoo’s board has thrown her out. The company put out a press release called “Yahoo! Announced Leadership Reorganization” in which …

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term

Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that he will leave at the end of his term. “I am incredibly proud of ICANN’s achievements throughout my tenure,” said Beckstrom. “In two …

Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page Mark Zuckerberg Beast Dog Gets Facebook Page
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a new dog that he shares with his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, and now the dog has its own Facebook page with thousands of fans (the number is already growing rapidly – it’s currently at about …

Alibaba CEO and COO Step Down
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According to reports, Alibaba CEO David Wei and COO Elvis Lee have both resigned, following findings of fraudulent activity among thousands of sellers.

Neither executive was found to be actually involved in the fraud, but the company found a significant increase in claims against particular sellers over the last year.

AMD CEO Steps Down, Company Searches for Replacement
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AMD announced today that President, CEO, and director Dirk Meyer has stepped down from these positions. The company’s Board has appointed SVP and CFO Thomas Seifert as interim CEO while they search for Meyer’s replacement. 

How Can Business Owners and CEOs Keep Up in the Digital Age?

How does a business owner know what online marketing strategies to choose from? There are seemingly new tactics, new ideas, and new tools coming out every day, and most companies simply don’t have the resources to jump right into every …

Skype Names Tony Bates of Cisco As New CEO
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Skype announced today that it has appointed Tony Bates its new CEO and Board member. He was previously Senior Vice President of Cisco and General Manager of Cisco’s Enterprise, Commercial and Small Business Division.

He was responsible for over $20 billion of annual revenue and the company’s  Borderless Networks, DataCenter and Collaboration architectures. He managed over 12,500 employees for Cisco. 

HP Taps SAP for CEO Position
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HP named Léo Apotheker, formerly CEO of SAP, as its new CEO to replace the recently ousted Mark Hurd. Apotheker will also join HP’s Board of Directors. 

Nokia Drops CEO, Gains Microsoft’s Elop

Nokia’s Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Elop President and CEO of Nokia. He will assume the role beginning September 21.

Digg Has Found Its CEO
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Update 2: Rose has now put up the offiical announcement. He writes:

I’d like to update you on the latest change at Digg. After several months of searching, we are excited to announce that Matt Williams will become the CEO of Digg. As you know, I have been the interim CEO, while we looked for the right person, and I will still remain actively involved in the product, but am handing over the day-to-day running of the business to Matt...

HP CEO Out After Sexual Harassment Investigation
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HP has announced that Chairman, CEO and President Mark Hurd has resigned his positions. This comes following an investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Hurd and the company made by a former contractor.

The company says the investigation determined there was no violation of HP’s sexual harassment policy, but did find violations of HP’s "Standards of Business Conduct."

Respected Security Expert Becomes ICANN CEO
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that it has selected security expert Rod Beckstrom as its new president and CEO. The announcement took place at ICANN’s 35th international meeting in Sydney, Australia.

"The importance of the Internet as a free flowing source of information is being underscored right now by the events in Iran," said Beckstrom. "It shows the power of human expression through a free and open Net."

Top CEOs Not Big On Social Media

ÜBERCEO is sharing the results of some research, indicating that social media is not much of a priority among Fortune 100 CEOs. In fact, it’s barely existent within their own practices.

Most of these CEOs are not twittering. They’re not on Facebook, or even on LinkedIn – the social network, which caters specifically to professional relationships. The study looked at Fortune’s 2009 list of the top 100 CEOs to determine how many were using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Wikipedia, or had a blog.

CEOs Split On Social Media Effectiveness
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When it comes to social media 29 percent of CEOs believe that social media tools can be an effective way to communicate with stakeholders while an equal amount (29%) believes social media is ineffective according to a survey from PRWeek and PR firm Burson-Marsteller.

The survey found that 42 percent of CEOs personally participate in social media outlets, but just 18 percent of CEOs have used social media to engage their company’s stakeholders.

Inc. Mag Gets Into Social Networking Space
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Inc. magazine has launched a social network focused on CEOs of private companies that are on the new Inc. 5000 list. The site is in beta and if your company is not on the list you can request to be asked.

CEOs – They Should Get Out More

A Globe and Mail article this week by Tavia Grant suggested that CEOs are ‘still in the dark’.

(Hat tip to Rick Spence for mentioning this.)