Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen says he is considering bringing the game back, though he is not working on a new version. The wildly popular iOS game had reached the top of charts, and was earning Mr. Nguyen $50,000 a day, when he decided to pull it from the stores.
David Kushner of Rolling Stones catches up with Mr. Nguyen. Here is the link.
Songwriter and musician Neil Young is launching his own digital music service, as well as a music player. PonoMusic encompasses both an online music store and a playback device, as well as a desktop media management application. Neil Young (Founder and…
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The Winklevoss brothers are going to space. The duo, know for championing the cause of bitcoins, among other things, have purchased Virgin Galactic tickets using the cryptocurrency. Tyler Winklevoss has a very interesting blog post on the subject, which you can find here.
Beth Jacob, Target’s CIO since 2008, has resigned. The company is looking for an interim CIO. Ms. Jacob’s resignation follows a massive security breach at the retail giant, that left 40 million shoppers vulnerable. The resignation was first reported by Anne D’Innocenzi of AP.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his own online magazine, the first sports legend in the world to do so. The CR7 eMag, available for tablets and magazines, will feature background stories on him and his friends, as well as Real Madrid, among other things, says Mr. Ronaldo.
Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September, says the Cupertino giant. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller, will succeed him as CFO, reporting to Apple CEO, Tim Cook.…
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Symantec has appointed Thomas Seifert as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Seifert will report to Symantec president and chief executive officer Steve Bennett. Mr. Seifert joins Symantec from Brightstar, where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Dr. Richard Nottenburg has been elected to the Violin board. Dr. Nottenburg currently serves on the boards of Aeroflex, PMC-Sierra, and Verint. His prior management experience includes serving as the chief executive officer of Sonus Networks and Multilink Technology. Dr. Nottenburg also held various executive officer positions with Motorola, ultimately serving as its executive vice president, chief strategy officer and CTO.
Microsoft, under its new CEO Satya Nadella, is making several changes to its senior leadership team. Tony Bates, president, and head of Skype, is moving on. Mr. Bates had was also leading the Business Development and Evangelism team; Eric Rudder, senior vice…
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Yikari Iwatani Kane, author of the book “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” coming from HarperCollins in March, talks about Apple. Here is the link.