CTO

  • Microsoft Launches Third Technical Preview Of Windows Server 2016, Adds Built-In Container Support

    Microsoft Launches Third Technical Preview Of Windows Server 2016, Adds Built-In Container Support

    Microsoft today published the third technical preview of Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. As promised, this is also the first version of Windows Server to natively support Windows Server Containers — that is, Microsoft’s version of Linux containers that can be managed both through Powershell and Docker’s command-line tools. Read More

  • Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    Reddit Names Marty Weiner, Founding Engineer At Pinterest, Its First CTO

    There are plenty of things on Steve Huffman’s to-do list since returning to Reddit as its CEO. Having a gifted technical mind himself, currently doing double duty as Hipmunk’s CTO, the need for a technical lead at Reddit was glaring. Today, the company has announced that it has hired founding engineer at Pinterest, Marty Weiner, as its first CTO in company history. Weiner spent… Read More

  • 13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    13 People Who Could Be Twitter’s Next CEO

    So far we’ve heard the board is looking for someone who can focus solely on Twitter (and not some other *cough Square) company, is a heavy tweeter, and gets the product. There’s also significant interest to bring in a woman or minority to do the job. Rumors continue to swirl, so we’ve put together a list of plausible appointees, as well as some wild hearsay for good measure. Read More

  • The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

    The Stratos Card Aims To Unify Credit Cards, And Can Be In Your Pocket Next Month

    Yep, here’s another card that promises to consolidate all your credit cards into one. But unlike the others, the Stratos Card appears to be worth a longer look. Stratos, the company behind the card, has a novel approach and has seemingly worked through all the niggles so far associated with universal credit cards Read More

  • White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory… Read More

  • Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

    Mozilla Names Firefox OS Co-Founder Andreas Gal As Its New CTO

    When Mozilla named JavaScript inventor Brendan Eich as its new (and short-lived) CEO, it left the CTO position Eich previously occupied unfilled. Today, Mozilla announced that Andreas Gal will become its new CTO. Most recently, he was Mozilla’s Director of Research and later VP of Mobile and Research. Read More

  • Facebook Fills Vacant CTO Role By Promoting Its VP Of Engineering, Mike Schroepfer

    Facebook Fills Vacant CTO Role By Promoting Its VP Of Engineering, Mike Schroepfer

    Mark Zuckerberg has just made an internal announcement to Facebook naming its veteran VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer as CTO, we’ve just learned from an industry source. Facebook has since confirmed to TechCrunch that Schroepfer will take the postion previously held by Bret Taylor, who left last year. Schroepfer has been at Facebook for nearly five years and led most of its latest… Read More

  • Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Officer, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

    Twitter Appoints Adam Messinger As Chief Technology Officer, A Role Left Vacant Since 2011

    Twitter is preparing itself to be a company taken seriously. More importantly, it wants to be one that is a darling in the public marketplace. Today, AllThingsD reports that the company has appointed Adam Messinger as CTO, a position that has been vacant since Greg Pass left the company. This would make Messinger Twitter’s second CTO. Messinger spent over a year at Twitter as the VP… Read More

  • President Obama, Where's Our CTO?

    President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an unprecedented way, became known as the YouTube president within the first week of being elected, and seems to be forward thinking in his views on innovation and technology, which is why we endorsed him last year. But now we are almost four months into his tenure as President and leader of the free world, and the Obama… Read More

  • Obama plans to really geek things up around here

    First, a disclaimer that I neither support nor oppose any particular candidate blah, blah, blah, here’s something interesting. Barack Obama’s technology plan includes the creation of a Chief Technology Officer position that "would ensure government officials holds open meetings, broadcast live webcasts of those meetings, and use blogging software, wikis and open comments… Read More