executive

  • Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant. That gives him three major executive roles and a seat on Salesforce’s board for those keeping score at home. When Salesforce landed Block a couple of years ago, it was a major coup for them. Block had spent more than 25 years at rival Oracle… Read More

  • PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

    PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

    PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking process of creating Wort (unfermented beer). Did their device turn a beer drinker like me, with zero brewing experience, into a beer maker? Read More

  • Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

    Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Dies In Everest Avalanche After Nepal Earthquake

    Dan Fredinburg, a respected Google executive who headed privacy for Google X and led its product management team, has died in the avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the huge earthquake in Nepal. The natural disaster has already killed over 2,000 people in the region and devastated infrastructure. Some 18 other climbers have been killed in what is being described as the worst… Read More

  • How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees Crunch Network

    How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees

    Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate. H-1B visas allow foreign workers—specifically those in technical roles—to legally work in the United States. In lobbying for an expansion of the current H-1B visa program, Google executive Eric Scmidt summarized, “We take very, very smart people, bring them into the country, give them… Read More

  • Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Be The Leader In Autonomous Cars

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on stage at Nivdia’s 2015 GPU Technology Conference, chatting with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang about autonomous cars and the hurdles standing in the way of self-driving tech. Musk said that a fully autonomous driving system might actually only be as little as a year away, but noted that regulation will lag several years behind tech that actually makes such a system possible. Read More

  • BlackBerry Executive Culling Continues As Alicia Keys Hits The Chopping Block

    BlackBerry Executive Culling Continues As Alicia Keys Hits The Chopping Block

    BlackBerry continues to tighten its purse strings, and even top executives and global recording stars aren’t safe – and if you’re both, you’re screwed. Alicia Keys will depart her role as “global creative director” for the smartphone, software and services provider as of January 30th, CTV News reports. New CEO (who has dropped the “interim” from… Read More

  • BlackBerry Cleans House As COO, CMO And CFO Depart

    BlackBerry Cleans House As COO, CMO And CFO Depart

    BlackBerry’s executive shifts may have only begun, after exiting CEO Thorsten Heins was replaced by John Chen earlier in November, as three more high-profile C-levels get the boot today. The company announced today that BlackBerry COO Kristian Tear, CMO Frank Boulben and CFO Brian Bidulka have all departed the company. Bidulka has already been replaced by former BlackBerry SVP… Read More

  • Reports Claim Forstall And Browett Were Asked To Leave Apple Following Crucial Missteps

    Reports Claim Forstall And Browett Were Asked To Leave Apple Following Crucial Missteps

    The Wall Street Journal has released a report with updated information about why Apple decided to part ways with two senior executives, including former iOS SVP Scott Forstall and former SVP of Retail John Browett. The WSJ says that both executives were in fact asked to leave by Apple, following “missteps and management tensions” in their roles at Apple. Read More

  • Here’s The Beats By Dre “Executive” Headphone Review By Someone Who Actually Used Them

    Here’s The Beats By Dre “Executive” Headphone Review By Someone Who Actually Used Them

    In case you haven’t noticed, rapper Dr. Dre has his own line of headphones. They’re called “Beats By Dre” and until now, they were made in concert with the company Monster. Apparently that has changed now and Beats are its own thing now, and that’s good. I’m not a fan of Monster products, but that’s a story for another day. I went on a bit of a tirade… Read More