Qualcomm Goes through CTO ShuflleDr. James H. Thompson

Qualcomm announced that Dr. James H. Thompson, EVP of Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, has been appointed to the additional position of CTO. Matt Grob, EVP, Qualcomm Technologies and CTO, will transition to the role of EVP of technology, Qualcomm Technologies.

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Cognizant Goes Through Board Changes

Cognizant announced that Betsy S. Atkins has been elected to its Board as new independent directors. Atkins has been the CEO of venture capital firm Baja and was previously Chairman and CEO of Clear Standards.  

 

Cognizant Goes Through Board Changes Betsy S. Atkins

Cognizant announced that Betsy S. Atkins has been elected to its Board as new independent directors. Atkins has been the CEO of venture capital firm Baja and was previously Chairman and CEO of Clear Standards.  

 

Kleiner Perkins’ Chief Product Officer Resigns from Amazon BoardWilliam B. Gordon

William B. Gordon, 66, resigned as a director of Amazon after fourteen years on the board. Gordon stepped down so he could provide consulting services to the company for two years. Gordon is currently the Chief Product Officer at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Bing also leads KPCB’s sFund, the investment initiative to fund and build applications and services that deliver on the promise of the social web.

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Apple Hires Shiva Rajaraman to Boost its Video and Music StrategyShiva Rajaraman

In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Rajaraman spent 8 years at YouTube, working to secure licensed content from companies like Disney for streaming.  After his tenure at YouTube, Rajaraman spent two years at  Spotify working on its video and podcasting efforts, licensing content from Time Warner, Disney and NBC.

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Vodafone Welcomes Axel Springer’s Chair/CEO and Leading Media Industry Visionary in Board ShuffleDr. Mathias Döpfner

Vodafone appointed Dr. Mathias Döpfner, 51, Chairman and CEO of the German media group Axel Springer in Berlin, while long-time director Luc Vandevelde, 63, will stand down from the Board.

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Cisco’s IoT and M2M Platform Head Leaves to Join Movimento 

Cisco’s Head of Internet-of-Things and Machine-to-Machine Platform Mahbubul Alam left. Alam has joined Movimento as CTO. Earlier he was Senior Product Line Manager and BD Manager at Cisco, before being promoted to the IoT and M2M role.

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Apple VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton to Retire

After 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's VP of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving. She’s long been among the company’s most powerful executives and played a key role in shaping the mystique and exclusivity surrounding the Apple brand. Cotton has played a role in some of the most buzzed-about product launches in technology (iPod, iPhone, iPad).

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Ubiquiti Networks Selects New Board Member and General Counsel

Ubiquiti Networks, a multinational technology company, announced that Bill Gurley, 45, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Currently, Gurley serves as a General Partner at Benchmark Capital and sits on the board of directors of Demandforce, Opentable, Uber, and Zillow. Prior to working in venture capital, he was a Research Analyst on Wall Street and covered companies such as Dell, Compaq, Microsoft, and Amazon. Earlier in his career, Gurley was a Design Engineer at Compaq Computer.

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