Uber Ousts Top Deputy as Fate of CEO Kalanick Hangs in Balance

Uber has lost its second-most-important executive in a shakeup stemming from an internal investigation into sexual harassment charges. The changes at the top reportedly could include the temporary loss of Uber’s founder and chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Emil Michael — who served as the company’s senior vice president of business and a key lieutenant to Kalanick — is out. Former AG Eric Holder reportedly has presented findings of his investigation into corporate culture at the firm, following reports of widespread sexual harassment.

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T-Mobile's CEO is trolling Verizon on Twitter after its earnings miss

Ever the loquacious executive, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is trolling Verizon on Twitter after its most recent earnings report.

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Executive Order Triggers H-1B Jitters in Silicon Valley

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a long-anticipated executive order that addresses a campaign promise to begin shifting the country toward the “Buy American, Hire American” strategy that appealed to much of the industrial working class population in the Rust Belt states. The order calls on the U.S. government to shift purchasing toward domestically produced goods. It also sets in motion a change in immigration policies, which could exclude many qualified foreign professionals from Silicon Valley firms.

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Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul

Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

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New CEO to Guide FinancialForce's Ambitious Growth Plans

Cloud-based ERP firm FinancialForce on Friday named a new CEO, Tod Nielsen, who previously served as executive vice president of platform at Salesforce. Nielsen takes the helm from FinancialForce founder Jeremy Roche, who remains a major shareholder in the company. He will stay on as special advisor to the management team and work with FinancialForce investor Unit4 in an executive position. Roche’s home base is in the UK. Salesforce is another investor in FinancialForce, which builds its applications on the Salesforce platform.

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Alexa Gets Smarter on Amazon Fire TV

Like a morphing Marvel superhero or a wartime chief executive, Alexa—Amazon’s digital assistant—is getting some new powers, specifically voice commands that will launch apps or streaming services…

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Osterloh's Return Suggests Google Just Got Serious About Hardware

Google has rehired former executive Rick Osterloh to lead its hardware businesses, which it plans to consolidate under a single division, according to news reports published last week. Osterloh, who recently stepped down as president of Motorola, reportedly will head up Google’s Nexus business, which will include a suite of products dubbed the “living room.” “It looks like Google is trying to develop a coherent hardware product strategy and fix the hodgepodge collection of hardware products,” analyst Kevin Krewell said.

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Tim Cook added to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors

Article Image Apple’s chief executive has taken another public step in his philanthropic journey, joining the board of directors of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

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Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

Article Image Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.

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Former iOS chief Scott Forstall produces second Broadway show

Article Image Former Apple executive Scott Forstall, who was forced out of Cupertino in 2012 after a botched Apple Maps launch, is co-producing his second Broadway production in “Eclipsed,” a tale of a Liberian warlord’s captive sex slaves starring Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.

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Video: new bird's eye view of Apple Campus 2 Spaceship, March 2016

Article Image Speaking to shareholders at the company’s Annual Meeting on Friday, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook joked that he kept himself up to date on the progress of his Campus 2 “Spaceship” project by watching drone videos posted on the Internet. For Cook and everyone else that’s interested, here’s the latest progress update on Apple’s new innovation center.

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'This would be bad for America,' Tim Cook tells ABC News about creating iPhone backdoor

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook will take to the airwaves this evening in an exclusive interview with ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir, where he will explain why his company refuses to create a “backdoor” to unlock iPhones for the FBI.

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Even if Apple is working on a car, Tim Cook says hiring doesn't reflect commitment

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook was expectedly noncommittal when asked about the prospect of an Apple-built car in a new interview, but he did indicate that hiring efforts are not necessarily evidence that a project is a sure thing.

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Tim Cook says government should withdraw demands to unlock iPhone, form commission to discuss implications

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook issued a memo to his employees on Monday, escalating the war of words between his company and the U.S. government, and calling on officials to form a commission or panel of experts to discuss the implications of unlocking the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.

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Facebook, Twitter voice support for Apple's stance on encryption [u]

Article Image Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted “we stand with Tim Cook and Apple,” while Facebook expressed it would “fight aggressively” against any government actions to “weaken the security” of consumer products.

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User security, privacy issues draw sharp contrast between Apple iOS, Google Android in FBI encryption case [u]

Article Image The resolute position of Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook to defend the security of iOS encryption has drawn sharp contrast with a deafening silence from Google, Microsoft and their hardware partners in Korea and China, where individuals’ security and privacy is commonly overlooked as being a critical feature.

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Tim Cook & Jony Ive talk fashion, future of Apple in Vogue interview

Article Image Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and lead designer Jony Ive took fashion magazine Vogue on a tour of their upcoming “spaceship” Campus 2, and explained how the Apple Watch is the realization of a long-term goal for the company.

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Tim Cook calls FBI backdoor demand 'dangerous,' vows to fight case

Article Image Apple chief executive Tim Cook has promised to oppose a court order that would have the company create a compromised version of iOS with weakened encryption, the result of FBI requests for help in accessing data stored on an iPhone 5c used by a gunman in the San Bernardino shooting.

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Twitter close to hiring former Apple PR executive Natalie Kerris, report says

Article Image Twitter is on the verge of hiring Natalie Kerris — once a major communications executive with Apple — to take charge of its own communications unit, according to a report.

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