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Western Digital CEO Said to Be in Japan to Finalise Toshiba Chip Deal

HIGHLIGHTS WD to finalise agreement to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business The group and Toshiba aim to announce a deal by August 31 Some senior Toshiba executives had initially balked at WD’s offer Western Digital’s chief executive is in Tokyo to finalise an agreement to buy Toshiba’s memory chip business, ending months of dispute over the auction, a person familiar with ... Read More »

Build 2017: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says Tech Sector Needs to Prevent a ‘1984’ Future

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Nadella announced that 500 million devices run Windows 10 He made the announcement at ongoing Build 2017 developers conference Microsoft also revealed new AI tools Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said Wednesday tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian “1984” future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the ... Read More »

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Visit India in February for Future Decoded Event

Microsoft’s India-born chief Satya Nadella will be in India later this month to address a conference on ‘Future Decoded’ in Mumbai. While Nadella has visited India a number of times since assuming the leadership role, this visit takes on added significance as the global debate on US’ clampdown on visas and its impact on flow of skilled manpower rages. Nadella ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Says Tweet Editing Feature ‘Definitely Needed’ but Implementation Is Complicated HIGHLIGHTS Jack Dorsey asked users what changes they wanted in Twitter for 2017 Dorsey unsure about time limitation on the editing feature Dorsey hinted that the feature might be made available for everyone It’s the end of the year and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has now ... Read More »

Now What? CEO Asks Users How to Improve Twitter

Has the future of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) come down to this — asking users for ideas on how to grow? It seems so. On Thursday, Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey took to the site soliciting ideas for Twitter’s future. Follow jack ✔@jack Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve ... Read More »

Marketing Tech Startup Appboy Shuffles Cofounders As Bill Magnuson Takes Over As CEO

The five-year-old marketing tech company has named Bill Magnuson as CEO effective on January 1, 2017, with founding CEO Mark Ghermezian moving into a new role as executive chairman. As part of the reshuffling at the Series C startup, third cofounder Jon Hyman will assume the role of CTO from Magnuson after serving as Appboy’s CIO. “When you look at ... Read More »

Reddit CEO Admits to Tampering Hate Comments From Donald Trump Supporters

HIGHLIGHTS Huffman says he edited comments to change the targeted user Reddit CEO admits he edited comments for about about an hour Huffman says he will not repeat the exercise in future In a shocking revelation, CEO of hugely popular Internet message board Reddit – Steve Huffman – has admitted that he used his admin rights to edit some of ... Read More »

Reddit CEO Regrets Trolling Trump Supporters by Secretly Editing Their Posts

Steve Huffman, the chief executive of Reddit, knows he has some explaining to do. Huffman, also a Reddit co-founder, landed in hot water Wednesday after admitting that he used his administrative powers to secretly edit user comments that were critical of him on r/The_Donald – a popular, pro-Trump forum (or “subreddit”). He swapped all mentions of his own username with ... Read More »

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding

Paytm ‘Is as Indian as Maruti’, CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma Says on Chinese Funding HIGHLIGHTS Alibaba pumped in $680 million into Paytm’s parent One97 last year Chinese investors are looking to raise their stake to 70 percent in Paytm Paytm Bank will not engage in a rate war with rivals like Airtel Facing criticism over significant Chinese ownership, Paytm Founder ... Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Urges Post-Trump World Not to ‘Disconnect’

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more “connected” planet, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump’s US election win and Britain’s “Brexit” vote. Zuckerberg said in a keynote speech at an Asia-Pacific leaders’ summit that while globalization and interconnectedness have their problems, the world must fight the urge to “disconnect.” “As ... Read More »