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Uber Steals Google’s Head of Communications and Policy

Uber Steals Google’s Head of Communications and Policy

By Josh Wolford May 13, 2015

Uber has scored another high-profile poach. Rachel Whetstone, who served as Google’s head of commutations and public policy, has jumped over to Uber. She’ll be replacing David Plouffe as Senior Vice President of policy and strategy. a job he took …

Yahoo Gets A New Executive To Lead Talent Acquisition Yahoo Gets A New Executive To Lead Talent Acquisition

Yahoo announced today the appointment of Jacqueline Reses to the role of Executive Vice President of People and Development. She’ll be responsible for leading HR and talent acquisition. She’ll also lead corporate and business development at the global level. Previously, …

Is Hulu’s CEO Heading To Facebook? Is Hulu’s CEO Heading To Facebook?
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Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has just jumped from one rumor whirlwind to another, as the New York Post is reporting that Kilar may be on his way to Facebook. The Post quotes sources that say Mark Zuckerberg is very interested …

HTC Hires a New President for North America HTC Hires a New President for North America

HTC announced today that Mike Woodward has become its new president of North America. Woodward will be overseeing HTC’s sales, marketing, and operations for the U.S. and Canada. “I have been fortunate to witness first-hand HTC’s leadership in mobile innovation, …

Nintendo Hires Its First VP of Network Business Nintendo Hires Its First VP of Network Business

Nintendo of America today announced that it has hired its first ever senior vice president of network business. Duncan Orrell-Jones (pictured) will be taking the newly-created position starting July 1. Nintendo states that Orrell-Jones will be heading up the development …

StumbleUpon’s New VP of Product Surfs, Wears a Green Hat StumbleUpon’s New VP of Product Surfs, Wears a Green Hat
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StumbleUpon announced today that it has hired Cody Simms as its new vice president of product. Simms will be leaving his current position as vice president of product management at Yahoo to fill the job. The StumbleUpon position will put …

Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward Demand Media: Mobile an Essential Part of Our Business Going Forward

Demand Media announced today that it has hired Michael Kirby to lead the company’s mobile strategy, which CEO Richard Rosenblatt says is “essential” to its business going froward. Kirby’s official title is SVP & GM, Mobile. It’s a newly created …

YouTube Gets New Content, TV/Film Leaders, Snags Netflix Acquisitions VP
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YouTube announced a couple of new additions to its team. Neither are Feross Aboukhadijeh, the creator of YouTube Instant, who was recently offered a job by the company. 

MySpace Hires Tom Cox To Oversee Business Strategy
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MySpace announced that it has appointed Tom Cox as its new Senior VP of Business Development, which means he’ll be responsible for crafting and implementing the overall business strategy for MySpace. It also means he’ll be identifying and negotiating partnerships for the company.

"Cox brings to MySpace a proven track record for crafting innovative strategies, structuring productive relationships, and building successful businesses and partnerships within the technology and online media industries," the company says.