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Articles tagged with: Ceo

Mark Zuckerberg Most Followed User On Google Plus

In an odd twist, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, is the most followed user on Google’s new social network Google Plus.

Zuckerberg has gained as of this post 21,213 followers, more than both Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Co-Founders of Google and Vic Gundotra the Senior Vice-President of Social for Google.While this may seem a little odd for a service coming from Google, this is likely mostly to do with several tech blogs reporting of Zuckerberg’s presence on the service.

Is Mark Zuckerberg On Google Plus ?

Barely has Google+ —the search giant’s answer to Facebook— gotten off the ground, that it received a most unexpected ‘visit’ from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

CNET reported that at least three profiles bearing Zuckerberg’s name had appeared on Google+, one labeled as “Fake Zuckerberg,” and two as “Mark Zuckerberg.”

Cable & Wireless CEO Resigns After 3rd Profit Warning

The Cable & Wireless Worldwide Chief executive Jim Marsh has just resigned after the telecommunications and networking company received its third profit warning in less than year. It’s never a good thing when the CEO gets sketched out and hits the ‘eject’ button, so you know change must happen if the company is to succeed.

He will be replaced by a former CEO, John Pluthero, which I also find a strange move on behalf of the company. Pluthero, who will receive a $1 million salary when the company has been struggling for the past year, claims that the salary will help him ensure that the company stays on the right track with growth.

Sony’s CEO Takes 16% Pay Cut

After three years of continuous losses, Sony’s CEO, Howard Stringer, is finally taking a 16% paycut in efforts to allocate that money to other parts of Sony. Okay, so 16% isn’t a lot from a $4.2 million salary, but hey, it’s something.

From the tragic earthquake that occurred in Japan, the company has lost about $3 million and continues to suffer losses after the devastating Sony hack that happened a few months ago from the LulzSec hacking group.

Former CEO / CTO Pleads Guilty To Cyber Attack

Now here’s an interesting bit of news, the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has just announced that a man by the name of Khalid Shaikh (a former CEO of YouSendIt.com) has pleaded guilty to launching a cyber attack against his former employer.

Shaikh has just been released on a $100,000 bail and will be sentenced on September 29th. Now, this is not to say that all CEOs are angels with golden wings, but it goes to show you that hackers come in all shapes and sizes.

HP Executive Scorecard Coming Soon

Nope, we are not talking about the CEO’s grade report, here. HP is set to introduce a new scorecard application that will be able to visually summarize metrics taken from other HP software. The goal behind the scorecard application is to combine operational and management data under a unified set. HP’s senior direct of product marketing, Piet Loubser offered an example.

Loubser noted that if a tool measured the financial healthy of a given project shows that the project is under budget, but miss the fact that the project is behind schedule, the metric would be captured only on project management software.

Dell Bounces Back In Profits

I was watching Dell’s stock closely last year and they weren’t doing too good. The company hung around $12 a share for the majority of Q4 last year. The company is really picking up now. Dell has just issued a statement that it has made a net income of $945M pr 49 cents a share which is quite a leap from $341M or 17 cents a share earlier in the year. The CEO and chairman of Dell, Michael Dell, claimed that the company was off to a solid start for the fiscal year of 2012 and that the substantial profit increase demonstrates that Dell’s strategy is working and the execution is improving.

HP Steps Up Game In Cloud Computing

Hewlett-Packard has recently been working hard on it’s cost savings, cloud computing, and complex software in hopes to be a better opponent to IBM. HP has recently announced an initiative to get customers “onto” big data center computing through a series of products and services designed to speed up and make corporate software apps more flexible.

HP’s VP of Sales, Tom Hogan notes that there is a large market for the initiative and estimates it to be $75 billion in system integration, upgrading, and modernizing applications. Although HP has 60,000 app specialists,

Acer’s CEO, Lanci Drops Out

Gianfranco Lanci, the Chief Executive Officer of Acer has immediately resigned according to the company’s press release. What caused this sudden resignation? Apparently it has been going on for a number of months with disagreements between the chief exec and the board of directors. The press release also took mention of differences on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation and methods of implementation.”

RealNetworks CEO Resigns Suddenly – Replacement Sought

The CEO of RealNetworks, Bob Kimball resigned suddenly. The board appointed Mike Lunsford as a interim replacement and is actively looking for a replacement.

Kimball was previously the company’s general counsel and was promoted to the CEO role last year after Founder Rob Glaser stepped down.