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20 Jan 2011 16:19


Tech: Google CEO Eric Schmidt stepping down, becoming Executive Chairman

  • I am enormously proud of my last decade as CEO, and I am certain that the next 10 years under Larry will be even better! Larry, in my clear opinion, is ready to lead.
  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt • Revealing he’s stepping down as CEO to become Executive Chairman of the company. Larry Page will be taking over. Everyone give crap to the new guy, OK? source

15 Sep 2010 10:47


Politics: Meg Whitman somehow spending more than Michael Bloomberg

  • $109 million the amount Bloomberg spent on his high-spending 2009 NYC mayoral campaign
  • $119 million the amount Whitman, the ex-eBay CEO, is spending on her California gubernatorial campaign source

06 Sep 2010 20:37


Biz: No co-pilot? Meet the airline CEO who would suggest that

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, is the kind of guy who likes to skip on the somewhat essentials. The center image says it all. source

31 Aug 2010 20:44


Tech: Digg’s Kevin Rose steps down as CEO, creates speculation bomb

  • As you know, I have been the interim CEO, while we looked for the right person, and I will still remain actively involved in the product, but am handing over the day-to-day running of the business to Matt.
  • Digg founder Kevin Rose • Handing over his role as interim CEO of Digg to Matt Williams. The timing, of course, is what people are going to be focused on. Whether or not Rose is leaving Digg because of the drama around the redesign or because of something else, Digg users are going to understandably focus on the fact that his departure happened at a very important juncture for the company. source

08 Aug 2010 22:32


Biz: The accuser in the Mark Hurd case, Jodie Fisher, has an IMDB page

  • I was surprised and saddened that Mark Hurd lost his job over this. That was never my intention.
  • Former HP contractor Jodie Fisher • Discussing the now-settled situation between her and ousted former HP CEO Mark Hurd. Despite earlier suggestions that they did the do, Fisher, who has starred in such films as “Easy Rider: The Ride Back” and “Blood Dolls,” hired Gloria Allred as her attorney, which instantly makes any claims of regret suspect. If it was seriously your intention, you wouldn’t have hired Ms. Allred. Just sayin’. source

06 Aug 2010 17:39


Biz: HP CEO Mark Hurd’s fall from grace: Why we blame WebOS

  • harbinger Two months ago, HP CEO Mark Hurd said something idiotic – he suggested that Palm’s WebOS would be useless on phones and they’d use it for printers instead.
  • failure Today, Hurd resigned – the result of a sexual harassment probe regarding a contractor he had an improper relationship with. Coincidence? We think not. source

25 Jul 2010 10:58


Biz: Tony Hayward’s BP career so far, by the numbers

  • 28 number of years he’s worked with the company; he chose to join BP instead of going into academia
  • 3 number of years he’s served as CEO, a position he said he’d use to focus on “laser-like” safety and reliability
  • 11 men died on his watch during the Gulf Oil Spill, which leaked millions of gallons of oil and he took the heat for source

18 Jun 2010 16:22


Biz: Good news! BP Chief Exec Tony Hayward is getting his life back!

  • Dude’s handing over the reins of the BP situation to someone else. A day after getting grilled (a lot) and apologized to (a little), the BP chief executive will be stepping aside and handing daily operations to Bob Dudley, an American oil executive who has been in a managing role since 2009.“It is clear Tony has made remarks that have upset people,” said BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, trying his best to do some damage control after a very rough day. source

06 Jun 2010 11:18


Biz: No way, Jose: BP’s Tony Hayward has no desire to quit over spill

Sure, Tony Hayward knows a thing or three about gaffes, but the BP executive says he’s staying put no matter how much he wants his life back. source

24 May 2010 10:56


Tech: Mark Zuckerberg writes inevitable “we screwed up” op-ed piece

  • Simply put, many of you thought our controls were too complex. Our intention was to give you lots of granular controls; but that may not have been what many of you wanted. We just missed the mark.
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg • Admitting the privacy options on Facebook kind of suck for many users, and that they plan to change them. He wrote a lengthy op-ed piece for The Washington Post noting just that. One thing he says might be a bone of contention, though: Zuckerberg flatly denies that the company has shared personal information with advertisers. (Note the word “personal” in that statement – your more basic demographic data is fair game.) Oh, and Facebook will always stay free. source