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Adobe CEO: we've moved on from Apple and the iPad

August 16th, 2010

iPads?! We don’t need no stinking iPads! Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO, was recently asked about his feelings on Apple’s iPad, more specifically the Cupertino company’s reluctance to allow Adobe’s Flash platform on their popular tablet. Mr. Narayen did not mince words when he responded to the inquiries, “Apple have made their choice, we’ve made ours …

AT&T CEO: Verizon, Google net-neutrality proposal good for the industry

August 12th, 2010

This morning while speaking in Boston, AT&T Mobility’s CEO Ralph de la Vega quipped that the net-neutrality agreement recently published by Verizon and Google was “good for the industry.” AT&T’s chief went on to say that the pact, “indicates that two companies from different industries can come together on a difficult issue.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation analyzed the joint …

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison calls HP CEO firing "cowardly"

August 11th, 2010

Last Friday, HP CEO Mark Hurd resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations that his former employer chose to make public. Monday, in a letter to the New York Times, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison did not mince words about his thoughts on the forced resignation of Mr. Hurd. “The H.P. board just made the worst personnel decision since …

Samsung Craft to be MetroPCS' first LTE handset

August 6th, 2010

Yesterday, pre-paid wireless provider MetroPCS dropped a few more details about their first LTE phone and launch plans. MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist noted that the company’s first LTE device would be the Samsung Craft and that its price would be comparable to that of smartphones currently in its lineup. Currently, the most expensive device in …

HP CEO resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations

August 6th, 2010

This is not how you want to start your weekend. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that HP CEO Mark Hurd has resigned, effective immediately, due to sexual-harassment allegations. In a statement, Mr. Hurd said: “As the investigation progressed, I realized there were instances in which I did not live up to the standards and principles of …

Bloomberg: Facebook to postpone IPO until 2012

July 31st, 2010

Bloomberg is reporting that social network Facebook will postpone an IPO until 2012. Investors have been speculating that the world’s largest social network — valued at $24.9 billion — would go public sometime in 2011. Bloomberg writes, “Waiting lets Zuckerberg, 26, hone the skills needed to steer a company that issues quarterly results while facing …

Nokia looking for new CEO

July 20th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that mobile giant Nokia is on the hunt for a new CEO. The WSJ claims the motivating factor is the current CEO’s “struggle to find traction for the company in the market for high-end smartphones.” The source went on to say that the company is very serious about this …

HTC EVO 4G delays hurting Sprint's 4G strategy

July 12th, 2010

While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was quoted as saying, “we thought we would have more of a head start than we’ll end up having.” The CEO was referring to his company’s first-to-market 4G strategy, and more specifically about their industry first 3G/4G hybrid phone; the HTC EVO 4G. Currently, …

T-Mobile CEO Robert Dotson stepping down

May 26th, 2010

In a press release issued early Wednesday morning, T-Mobile announced that its current CEO Robert Dotson will be stepping down after 15 years with the company. Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Dotson will pass the reigns of the company to CEO-designate Philip Humm on July 1st. Humm, who served as …

60,000 Android devices being shipped each day

February 17th, 2010

This week at MWC, Google CEO Eric Schmidt proudly proclaimed that Android handsets are being shipped at the rate of 60,000 per day worldwide. That is a blistering pace of over 1.8 million handsets per month and over 21.8 million handsets per year. Schmidt did not indicate whether the recipient of a “shipped” handset was …