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Twitter Tuesday - Dick Costolo, Twitter's money man, becomes CEO

In a big personnel move at Twitter, co-founder Evan Williams is stepping down as CEO. @ev has been one of the faces of Twitter, along with Biz Stone, but he's ready to focus more on product development and hand the reins of Twitter over to COO Dick Costolo. The change makes a lot of sense: Ev didn't get into Twitter to monetize, he got into Twitter to build something cool. Costolo has done a...

Make your small business sound big with Grasshopper

One of the challenges small businesses have is in developing trust in their customer base. While some customers are happy to work with the small guy, others need the impression of size to help them feel comfortable that they're not dealing with a fly-by-night organization. This is a particularly difficult challenge for virtual companies, which are companies consisting of team members that are...

Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang to resign

It hasn't exactly been a good year for Yahoo!. Earlier this year, the company rejected Microsoft's offer to buy Yahoo! for $33 a share. This week, Yahoo! stock is selling for about $10 a share. Silicon Alley Insider estimates that the search company is out $2 billion dollars because of this misstep. It's probably not fair to put all of that on CEO Jerry Yang's head. After all, the current...

Win cash for your startup

Think you have a hot startup idea? Write it down and you could net a little funding. Bang Ventures from New York is offering $15,000 U.S. for startup CEOs to get their ideas off the ground. "You Be The VC" Candidates start by submitting applications outlining their plans for a new internet startup. These will be judged by handpicked professionals in the startup field to guarantee unbiased results...

What CEOs really do with their time

There's an assumption on most people's part that corporate CEOs are visionary, set the tone and direction for their respective companies, tend to focus on big picture items, while the worker drones attend to the minutiae. Usually, this image is maintained when you see the CEO in action, their every word listened to intently with head bobbing appreciation by others lucky enough to be in their...

Leaked Hot Scoop: Yahoo buys Rivals.com

In a recently leaked story on a PR news site, Yahoo has announced its first deal since the CEO swapping fiasco. GigaOm's Liz Gannes caught sight of this timing error on an Associated Press story that could have Yahoo in the front of the line for the online obsessive sporting fan. Under Jerry Yang's command its business as usual, and Yahoo is moving along by acquiring the hard core sporting site...

Jerry Yang takes over as Terry Semel resigns

Big news on the Yahoo front as Terry Semel officially departs from Yahoo. The news came down the pipes on Sunday when Terry made the announcement. Through a conference call this afternoon, Jerry Yang went over the details including the management changes. Jerry Yang will be taking over the CEO position, and Sue Decker as the President. Terry wanted to leave sooner rather than later as he said...

Jangl dishes out a phone number for every email address

DLS has the scoop on a hot new Jangl feature that has just sprouted up today, a way for users to call anyone online at anytime without knowing their phone number. If you know someone's email address, but not their phone number, it's now possible to talk to them through Jangl. Michael Cerda CEO of Jangl sees this as a way to virtualize the phone number, making them as disposable as email...

The Web According to Ballmer

BusinessWeek is running a great interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The interview covers a ton of ground, beginning with Google's YouTube acquisition and ending with Vista. In between, Ballmer talks about the Web 2.0 valuations and "Bubble 2.0," the business transition from Xbox to Xbox 360, Microsoft's recent high-profile hires, Bill Gates' impending departure, Microsoft's competition,...

Flock CEO flies away

The CEO of Flock, the hyped social browser that some say didn't really live up to its hype, has just left the company Wednesday to build another company. The move by Bart Decrem is being treated like it was a planed move. Bessemer Venture Partners has stated that this development has been anticipated since the day the company was started. Flock launched at the beginning of August, with a ton of...

Google CEO joins Apple Board of Directors

Apple announced yesterday that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined the ranks on Apple's Board of Directors. "Apple is one of the companies in the world that I most admire," said Eric Schmidt. "I'm really looking forward to working with Steve and Apple's board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing." Likewise, Steve Jobs praised Schmidt, saying, "Eric is obviously doing a terrific job...

Sun CEO Scott McNealy steps down

Sun Microsystems CEO and founder Scott McNealy is stepping down after 22 years of leading the company. McNealy will be assuming the role of chairman and "chief evangelist," while Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz will be taking over as CEO. McNealy says he's been working to get Schwartz into the driver's seat for a decade, but that he didn't want to hand over the company during...

An interview with Skylook

Jeremy Hague, Skylook's CEO, was kind enough to give me a little time and answer some questions this weekend. Ever since I'd mentioned Skylook a while back I was fascinated by his company, and the space where they operate (as a plug-in to two popular desktop apps). Skylook, for those who don't know, uses Outlook to manage your contacts, IM, voicemail, appointments, etc. in Skype, but also fully...