Nokia's Ex-MeeGo Chief Lands At Palm
Oct 15, 2010, 6:50 AM by Philip Berne
Ari Jaaksi, the former head of Nokia's MeeGo hardware division, has recently joined HP's Palm as senior vice president of WebOS. Jaaksi will start with Palm in November, according to AllThingsD. This mirrors the move of Peter Skillman, who was VP of Design at Palm, but left the company to join Nokia as VP of user experiences and services on MeeGo.
Apple Changes Up Several Execs
Apple today appointed Jeff Williams as chief operating officer. Williams has been with Apple since 1998.
Microsoft's Jo Harlow to Depart, Too
Microsoft has confirmed that Jo Harlow, head of the company's mobile phones, will leave alongside device chief Stephen Elop in the weeks ahead. Harlow began at Nokia in 2003 and played a role in Nokia's switch to Windows Phone in 2011.
Google Brings Back Motorola's Osterloh to Head Hardware Unit
Rick Osterloh, former CEO of Motorola, is returning to Google in order to run the company's new hardware division, which includes Nexus and Chromecast. Osterloh left Lenovo last month.
Apple Promotes Jony Ive to Chief Design Officer
Apple has promoted Jony Ive, the company's design guru, to the newly created Chief Design Officer position. Ive's previous title was Senior Vice President of Design.