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Apple CEO: ‘We care about every worker in our supply chain’

January 27th, 2012

The New York Times recently published an article discussing the unsafe working conditions in the factories Apple employs to build its products. It’s no secret that several factories belonging to Apple’s ODM partners have harsh working conditions; there are rumors of anti-suicide pledges that Foxconn workers have to sign, and safety is obviously a concern following multiple …

Research without Motion: Old guys replaced by new old guy

January 23rd, 2012

Research In Motion hasn’t just had a difficult time innovating since the iPhone was first introduced, the company has had trouble innovating ever since its product started to morph into something more than a simple email messaging device. RIM has always been behind the curve with regard to technology in some ways. It was still …

Meet RIM’s new CEO [video]

January 23rd, 2012

After months of investors unrest, Research In Motion on Sunday announced that Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis were stepping down from their roles as co-CEO and co-Chairmen. Barbara Stymiest was named RIM’s new chairperson of the board, in line with rumors, and former Ericsson executive Thorsten Heins was named president and CEO. Heins and Stymiest hosted …

RIM’s Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis step down, name new CEO

January 22nd, 2012

Research In Motion will be getting a new chief operating officer shortly, replacing current co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. RIM named Thorsten Heins, previously the company’s chief operating officer, as the company’s new CEO. Though Balsillie and Lazaridis will step down as CEOs, they will remain on the board though both have relinquished their …

Yahoo co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang resigns

January 17th, 2012

Co-founder and former CEO Jerry Yang has resigned from all of his positions with Yahoo, the company announced in a press release on Tuesday. Yang co-founded Yahoo in 1995 with David Filo and served as a member of the Board of Directors since March 1995. Yang was also the company’s CEO from June 2007 to January …

Kazuo Hirai to take over as Sony president, Stringer remains as CEO

January 6th, 2012

Kazuo Hirai will take over as the president of Sony in the next few months, Nikkei reported on Friday. Howard Stringer, who previously had served as the president, chairman and CEO of the company will remain on board as chief executive officer. Sony is expected to be a big presence at the Consumer Electronics Show this …

Yahoo names former PayPal president Scott Thompson as new CEO

January 4th, 2012

Yahoo on Wednesday announced that former PayPal president Scott Thompson will takeover as CEO of the company. Thompson will replace Tim Morse, who has served as the interim CEO since the firing of Carol Bartz last year. ” With the ultimate goal of delivering the value our shareholders expect, my immediate focus will be on …

RIM boss in Indonesia faces charges following BlackBerry stampede

December 5th, 2011

Research In Motion’s top executive in Indonesia is facing charges from the government after more than 90 people were hurt when chaos broke out during the launch of RIM’s BlackBerry 9790 in Jakarta. Police confirmed Monday that Andrew Cobham, who has been identified as RIM’s Indonesia CEO by Reuters, will be charged with negligence, which has …

Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus leaves Apple

October 24th, 2011

Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus has left Apple, AllThingsD reported on Monday. Kittlaus is said to have moved to Chicago to spend time with his family and to take time off from working. The report also notes that there are rumors Kittlaus is considering a new start up, though no details on the possible project were noted. …

‘Tremendous demand’ for free iPhone 3GS, AT&T CEO says

October 21st, 2011

During AT&T’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday, CEO Ralph de la Vega discussed the continued success his company still sees from the iPhone 3GS. “We have another device that I think is going to dramatically change those people that are on smartphones and quick messaging devices, the 3GS, which is free with a 2-year contract,” de …