Meg Whitman Replaces Leo Apotheker as HP CEO
HP today announced that it has replaced CEO Leo Apotheker with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Apotheker is vacating his role as president, CEO, and director effective immediately. Apotheker served as HP's CEO for just 11 months. Under his leadership, HP decided to kill off its webOS smartphone and tablet business. In a statement, HP said, "We are at a critical moment and we need renewed leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Meg is a technology visionary with a proven track record of execution. She is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Furthermore, as a member of HP’s board of directors for the past eight months, Meg has a solid understanding of our products and markets."
Jack Dorsey Named Twitter CEO
Twitter today moved to make Jack Dorsey its permanent CEO. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has served as interim CEO since June when then-CEO Dick Costolo stepped down.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire
Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives.
Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board
Steve Ballmer today resigned from his position on Microsoft's board of directors effective immediately. Ballmer left the company's CEO post just six months ago, but said in a letter to current CEO Satya Nadella he felt his new obligations as owner of the LA Clippers, among others, will keep him too busy to participate meaningfully on Microsoft's board moving forward.
Samsung Mobile CEO to Cede Daily Management Duties
Samsung today said J.K. Shin, the long-time leader of the company's mobile phone business, will cede control as part of the firm's annual personnel assessment.
Yeah, just what HP and America needs.
Hopefully she will reconsider the decision to kill webOS
There goes HP...
She is a horrible person and an equally horrible CEO.
There's a word for people like her. I won't say it here but it has 4 letters and starts with a c