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Executives

Research in Motion loses more senior executives

April 6th, 2012

Research in Motion has lost a number of senior-level executives in recent days amid a broad review of the company’s strategic options, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Alistair Mitchell, RIM’s vice president of the BlackBerry Messenger instant-messaging platform, is among several executives who have left the company according to the report. A company spokeswoman …

Skype said to be firing execs to reduce payouts

June 20th, 2011

Skype has started to fire several of its executives in an effort to reduce payouts from its Microsoft purchase, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Among the execs being let go are vice presidents Christopher Dean, David Gurle, don Albert, and Russ Shaw, as well as chief marketing officer Doug Bewsher, and the head of human resources, …

Dell, HP executives take shots at Apple, iPad; look foolish

March 30th, 2011

Here’s a head scratcher: You’re an executive at a major electronics manufacturer. A company, Apple, has beaten you to market with its first tablet offering, the iPad, by nearly one year. In this single year, your competitor sold nearly 16 million tablets worldwide and managed to accumulate 75% of the tablet market share. What should …

WSJ: three Sprint executives resign from Clearwire board

September 30th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that three sprint executives — Dan Hesse, Keith Cowan, and Steven Elfman — have resigned from WiMAX network-operator Clearwire’s board. Sprint informed the WSJ that they would appoint “independent successor directors” within the next few months; Sprint has named its general counsel, Charles Wunsch, as an observer in the …

Motorola files suit to prevent former executive from joining Nokia

January 19th, 2010

David Hartsfield, formerly of Motorola, has found himself tangled in a legal battle with his previous employer. The issue? He’s going to work for Nokia. Last week, Motorola filed an emergency motion in an Illinois district court to prevent Hartsfield from becoming Nokia’s global vice president of CDMA business. While employed at Moto, Hartsfield was …