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Google Appoints Board Member and CEO of New Acquisition bebop as SVP; Makes Multiple Promotions  

Google will acquire bebop Technologies and appoints the CEO, board member, and a stockholder of bebop, Diane B. Greene, 59, as SVP of Google. Greene has been Google’s non-independent director and will continue to serve on the Google board. Greene had been one of the founders of VMware, the company that more or less introduced the world to the concept of virtualization. She started the company with her husband Mendel Rosenblum and was its CEO for about 10 years, which included about four years after its acquisition by EMC, and saw it through the IPO.

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Apple Appoints Former Boeing CFO to its Board

Apple appointed James Bell, Boeing's former CFO, to its board. Bell, who was Boeing's CFO from 2003 to 2012, is on the board of several other companies, including JPMorgan Chase and Dow Chemical. He also served as Boeing's interim CEO for several months in 2005 after the aircraft maker fired CEO Harry Stonecipher.

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Apple Creates New VP Role for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives

Apple named Lisa Jackson as its VP of environment, policy and social initiatives. Jackson, who previously served as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, joined Apple two years ago to head up its environmental initiatives. That role is now broadened. She will also be in charge of the company's education policy programs, its product accessibility work and government affairs.

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Google Goes Through Leadership Changes at Google X and Google+ Units

Google X Display Division head Mary Lou Jepsen is joining Oculus, the virtual reality startup that Facebook acquired last year. Jepsen specialized in digital displays at Google, including an advanced project centered on combining multiple independent screens into one fluid image, something that’s certainly in the same vein as virtual reality. She is also co-founder and former CTO of the non-profit One Laptop Per Child, which aims to reduce the cost of laptops for children in Third World countries.

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Vodafone CTO to Retire; Company Appoints Ericsson Exec as Successor

Vodafone’s CTO Steve Pusey intends to retire from Vodafone. Pusey joined Vodafone from Nortel in 2006 and was appointed to the Board in 2009. More recently, he has led the Group's organic investment programme, Project Spring, and has also played a leading role in developing the Group's convergence strategy including the acquisition of fixed-line businesses and the ongoing development of fibre networks in Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain. 

Apple Director Won't Seek Re-Election

J.Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler, 70, who has served on the Board since 1999, notified the Board of his intention to retire at the end of his current term. His role will end in March; no one has been named to fill the vacancy. In addition to his position on Apple’s board, Drexler has been the CEO of J.Crew since 2003. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Gap.

Apple Director Won't Seek Re-Election; Company Hires HP Veteran and Burberry Exec to Leadership Team

J.Crew CEO Millard “Mickey” Drexler, 70, who has served on the Board since 1999, notified the Board of his intention to retire at the end of his current term. His role will end in March; no one has been named to fill the vacancy. In addition to his position on Apple’s board, Drexler has been the CEO of J.Crew since 2003. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Gap.

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Microsoft Names New Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief Economist

Microsoft appointed Jeff Teper as Corporate VP of Corporate Strategy. Teper was former VP in Office Service and Servers Group. Prior to that, Teper led development of SharePoint. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, he was VP, Software Engineering at Colonial Consulting.

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Google Appoints YouTube CEO

Google has named Susan Wojcicki, a SVP for advertising and commerce, as CEO of YouTube. The appointment of Wojcicki, the most senior woman at Google, is in line with the company's goal to generate more ad revenues from its video service. Salar Kamangar, who was leading YouTube since co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010, is expected to take another role within Google. 

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Microsoft Names New Chairman as Bill Gates Steps Down

Microsoft announced that Bill Gates, 58, previously Chairman of the Board, will assume a new role on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor, and will devote more time to the company, supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction.

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