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Dropbox announces new mobile applications, 2 million mobile users

September 22nd, 2010

Dropbox, a fairly awesome internet syncing service, has announced updates to their official mobile applications for the iPhone and iPad, as well as Android and BlackBerry devices. The company notes that over two million mobile users are now leveraging Dropbox on their mobile devices and there are over 100 mobile applications utilizing Dropbox’s open API. Here is …

The Hurd Chronicles: HP and Oracle settle CEO suit

September 21st, 2010

Well, we might as well close the loop on this one. Last month, we told you how former HP CEO Mark Hurd was ousted by HP, complimented by Larry Ellison, and then hired by Oracle. We also told you how the Oracle hiring prompted a lawsuit from Mr. Hurd’s former employer. Now, the New York Times is reporting …

Verizon reorganizes executives; CFO, CEO, COO positions shuffled

September 20th, 2010

Today, Verizon announced a top-level, executive-role shuffle to the general public. Beginning on October 1, Dan Mead, current executive vice president and COO of Verizon Wireless, will assume the role of president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Lowell McAdam, who is currently in the VZW president and CEO role, will move to president and COO …

LG CEO fired due to poor performance in mobile

September 17th, 2010

Today, Korean electronics company LG announced that its CEO, Nam Yong, would be stepping down; Mr. Yong was appointed to the position in 2007. Media outlets are reporting that a major factor in the firing was “declining mobile phone sales.” Yong will be succeeded by 59-year old Koo Bon-joon. Currently, Bon-joon is the head of …

Best Buy CEO: Apple iPad cannibalizing up to 50% of laptops

September 17th, 2010

Forget netbooks, Apple’s iPad is not only crushing that category, but is also making potential laptop buyers think twice about buying their next product. In a conversation with the Wall Street Journal, Best Buy CEO, Brian Dunn, said that the iPad “had cannibalized sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50%.” That’s a ridiculously …

Nokia's chief of mobile solutions resigns

September 13th, 2010

The timing of the following announcement is a little shocking, with Nokia’s worldwide conference — Nokia World — set to kick off tomorrow, but it does seem to indicate that the world’s top handset OEM is not going to settle for business as usual any longer. Today, Nokia announced that Anssi Vajoki — the company’s head of mobile solutions …

Nokia taps Microsoft executive Stephen Elop as new CEO

September 10th, 2010

Just four days before the start of the Nokia World global conference, Nokia Corp. has announced they will replace their current CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, with Microsoft executive Stephen Elop. Mr. Elop was the head of Microsoft’s business division and his resume includes high-ranking positions at Juniper Networks, Adobe Systems, Macromedia, and Boston Chicken (yes, Boston Chicken). Nokia indicated …

HP files civil complaint against former CEO Hurd

September 7th, 2010

HP has filed a civil complaint against embattled CEO Mark Hurd, alleging that the former chief can not fully perform his newly assigned duties with employer Oracle without divulging HP’s trade secrets. Hurd received a severance package from HP which is estimated to be worth roughly $26 million. An excerpt from HP’s civil complaint reads as follows: Despite being paid millions of dollars in cash, stock and …

Ousted HP CEO named co-president of Oracle

September 7th, 2010

Talk about landing on your feet. HP’s former CEO, Mark Hurd, was forced to resign after allegations of personal misconduct were made public by the company’s board. Hurd was sent packing with a mere $28 million in cash and stock for his efforts; efforts that lasted just over five years at HP. The forced resignation of Hurd …

Foursquare CEO responds to Facebook's launch of 'Places'

August 20th, 2010

Last night, Business Insider sent foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley an email shortly after social networking giant Facebook announced the launch of their geo-location service, Places. The short email reads: “So is Facebook the location platform now? And is Foursquare an app on that platform?” Crowley responded with a few details about how his company will interact …