Ex-Facebook exec backtracks 'destroying how society works' comments after backlash

It’s been a rough week for Chamath Palihapitiya, the former Facebook vice president whose harsh criticism of the social networking giant led to a rare rebuke from his onetime employer and made him a headline topic throughout the tech world.Now he’s trying to put out the fire he started.

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Apple's first vice president of diversity stepping down after six months in the job, report says

Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity is leaving the company at the end of the year, TechCrunch reports.

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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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Pence dominated Twitter during vice presidential debate

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence dominated conversations on Twitter during his feisty debate with Democratic nominee Tim Kaine Tuesday.

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Oracle VP Des Cahill: Get in Tune With Your Customer


Oracle Vice President Des Cahill is the company’s head CX evangelist. An expert in B2B software and marketing, Cahill has spent most of his career in Silicon Valley, helping companies develop, refine and tell their stories. One of the main CRM challenges businesses face today is adjusting to the era of the empowered consumer, suggested Cahill. “The empowered consumer is a social amplifier. Now, if I have a problem with a business, I can tweet it out, and businesses are having to deal with this empowered consumer.”

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Apple Snags Hotshot Engineer, Former Tesla VP, for Project Titan


Apple has hired Chris Porritt, Tesla Motors’ former vice president of vehicle engineering, to work on special projects, according to news reports published Tuesday. Porritt, who left Tesla last year, is expected to take charge of Apple’s electric car initiative, Project Titan. He reportedly was given the purposefully vague title of “special projects group PD administrator.” Apple is said to have a group of about 20 engineers, designers and other specialists working on Project Titan, its top-secret car program in Germany.

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Six-part Vice video documentary 'The Score' premieres on Apple Music

Article Image Apple Music is this week launching an exclusive six-part Vice documentary, The Score, bolstering the amount of video content on the fledgling streaming service.

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Meizu VP debunks recent 'iPhone 7' leak as firm's upcoming Pro 6, posts photos to prove it

Article Image In an unexpected blog post on Thursday, Meizu’s vice president of sales and marketing Li Nan said a recent photo purporting to show Apple’s “iPhone 7″ is in actuality a picture of the upcoming Meizu Pro 6.

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Sprint to Lay Off Thousands of Customer Service Reps


Sprint plans to lay off about 2,500 employees, including five vice presidents, according to news reports this week. About 2,000 of the cuts are in customer service. The company reportedly will close or reduce operations at customer care centers at its Overland Park headquarters in Kansas, and in Colorado, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Customers can handle routine inquiries such as checking bill balances, making payments, and checking on device upgrade status and phone lease status online or through the Sprint Zone app.

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Google Sharpens Its Virtual Reality Focus


Google on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Clay Bavor as vice president of virtual reality, one of several indications that the company intends to get serious about competing in the emerging field. Diane Greene will take over Bavor’s former role as vice president of product management. The news comes as Facebook’s $599 Oculus Rift and HTC’s yet-to-be priced Vive are being prepped for shipment to users waiting to get the best VR experiences available to consumers so far.

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Xiaomi VP lists intrinsic smartphone features in defense of copycat claims, proceeds to describe iPhone

In a video interview with Bloomberg published on Thursday, Hugo Barra, vice president of global operations at Chinese mobile hardware upstart Xiaomi, addressed accusations that his company’s products are derivative and take more than a little inspiration from Apple’s iOS lineup.

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Quanta blames limited Apple Watch production on worker shortages

Without mentioning the Apple Watch by name, the vice chairman of manufacturer Quanta Computer said on Friday that initial production of a client’s wearable was limited because of workforce shortages, although his company has since caught up.



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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks science, education with China's vice premier

Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Tuesday in Beijing, the latest in a string of meetings between Cook and high-level Chinese leaders as the company looks to expand sales and operations in the world’s most populous nation.



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Apple operations head Jeff Williams to speak at 2015 Code Conference

Apple’s senior vice president of Operations, Jeff Williams, will be interviewed later this month at the second annual Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, the event’s organizers announced on Thursday.



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Sage and Salesforce: An Odd Couple?


It came as a surprise when Keith Block, vice chairman of Salesforce, made an off-the-cuff remark about a Sage-Salesforce alliance at the Salesforce World Tour event held last week in Boston. Sage and Salesforce in February had announced they would work together, with Sage moving some of its undisclosed ERP applications to the Salesforce Cloud. However, the word didn’t seem to spread, and it remained off my radar for nearly two months. No matter. Sage has been a mainstay of the SMB market for business apps for a long time.

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IBM hopes Watson will lead the way in 'Silicon Alley'

When Ed Harbour, vice president of the IBM Watson Group, looks out the window of his New York City office, he can stare straight across at Facebook’s East Coast base and see the bright green-painted bars outfitting its walls.

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Google to launch own 'Nexus'-like carrier network to push innovations in wireless

Speaking at a Mobile World Congress keynote on Monday, Google’s senior vice president of products, Sundar Pichai, confirmed earlier speculation and announced that the company is planning to launch its own carrier service with more details set to be announced in the coming months.



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Apple exec Greg Joswiak to be interviewed at Code/Mobile conference in October

In a rare public interview, Apple Vice President Greg Joswiak will appear onstage at the Code/Mobile conference in late October, where he will discuss his company’s fall 2014 lineup, set to include the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.



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Samsung says it 'leads by following,' admits few businesses are actually using Knox

Speaking to analysts and investors, a senior vice president of Samsung stated “we, as a market leader, are following the market trend” in adding biosensors to mobile devices, while sidestepping the company’s delay in 64-bits and the moribund 2 percent adoption of Knox by enterprise users.



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Longtime Apple PR chief Katie Cotton to retire

After an 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving the Mac maker, it was announced on Wednesday.



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