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Another 2.000 Jobs Cut at RIM

May 28th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

According to rumours, Research in Motion is about to cut another 2.000 jobs off its payroll. The news follows 2.000 jobs that have been cut last year as RIM was suffering from a steep decline in Blackberry sales.

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Chris Dury to Lead GetJar

April 13th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Last night, GetJar announced a new executive structure for the company that’s known for its huge free appstore. The company will now be led by former US-based COO Chris Dury.

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Shazam Hires AOL Sales Exec

February 25th, 2012 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Following a career at one of US’ pioneers of internet (AOL) and the social music website Last.FM, Miles Lewis has now taken on a new job at Shazam. The app that recognizes music based on small recordings.

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Patrick Mork Moves to Google

August 8th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Following his career at Glu and then GetJar, Patrick Mork is now moving to Google as their new Marketing Director for Mobile Applications. He announced his move on his own blog.

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John Chasey Joins The Board at Metaflow

June 7th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Digital content management specialist Metaflow today announced that long-time industry veteran John Chasey is joining their board of directors.

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Apple Hires Nintendo and Activision PR Guys

April 11th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Gaming is an important element in the sales strategy for iOS devices, so important that Apple has decided to hire two marketing vets from Nintendo and Activision in the UK.

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Mr. Goodliving to Close Down

February 15th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A, People | No Comments »

Twitter is a great medium for short messages. This afternoon we received a tweet with just a URL and that one URL says it all. Mr. Goodliving is closing down and many of it’s staff is looking for a new job.

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Nokia Replaces US President

February 13th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Nokia’s US president Mark Louison has immediately been replaced by Chris Weber. The interesting about this news is that Chris, just like Elop, is a former Microsoft vet.

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Rovio Preparing for Massive Console Development

February 4th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Rovio has hired Petri Järvilehto, developer of the Max Payne and Alan Wake franchises as Senior Vice President of Console Development. His task it to setup console development teams for the Angry Birds franchise.

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Larry Page to Replace Google CEO Eric Schmidt

January 20th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Eric Schmidt has announced to step back at Google. Co-founder Larry Page will become the new CEO of the search and mobile giant. Schmidt made the announcement on the Google blog.

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