Instagram hires Twitter’s former VP of revenue product

 Instagram made a big hire last week when it brought on board Ameet Ranadive, Twitter’s former VP of revenue product. At Instagram, Ranadive is working as director of product overseeing the Wellbeing team, “which helps promote positive behavior on Instagram and protects the community from bad behavior and content,” he posted on Twitter on Friday. As head of the Wellbeing… Read More

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Andy Rubin is back at Essential after leave of absence following reports of improper behavior

 Essential smartphone startup founder Andy Rubin, who took a leave of absence last month in light of allegations of an improper relationship at his previous employer, has returned to work, Recode reports. Citing sources, Recode reports Rubin’s personal leave ended Friday. At the time of his leave, Rubin said he was taking time off to “deal with personal matters.” His decision… Read More

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Jony Ive is leading Apple’s design team again

 Two years ago, Jony Ive was promoted to Chief Design Officer at Apple. The newly created role found the company’s beloved designer taking a break from day to day management of the team, handing the reins over to VP’s Richard Howarth and Alan Dye. The duo took over the management of its industrial design and user interface design, respectively. Now Ive is stepping back into the part… Read More

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Lyft hires first-ever VP of corporate development and investor relations

 Following Lyft’s recent $1.5 billion funding round, the company has decided to bring on board Kristina Omari as its first-ever vice president of corporate development and investor relations as it continues to grow. Omari also happens to now be the highest ranking black female executive at Lyft. Lyft, according to its June 2017 diversity report, has a leadership team that is just one… Read More

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These are the 10 best tech companies to work for in the U.S., according to Glassdoor

 Glassdoor just released its top 100  U.S.-based companies to work for next year. Since we cover technology over here at TechCrunch, we broke out the top 10 tech companies from the list.
The rankings are based on employee feedback from companies with more than 1,000 employees. Through Glassdoor, employees rate companies based on things like their CEO, career opportunities, compensation and… Read More

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Shervin Pishevar takes immediate leave of absence from Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital

 Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Sherpa Capital and co-founder of Hyperloop One, is taking an immediate leave of absence from both companies, as well as from his board responsibilities at Sherpa’s portfolio companies. Pishevar, in his statement via a lawyer, said it was his idea to take a leave of absence and that the decision was not made lightly. Pishevar’s hope is that his… Read More

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20 critical startup truths no one will tell you

 Some knowledge is so important, everyone assumes everyone already knows it. But they don’t, especially in the tech world where things move so fast that most people are faking. But Stripe’s Patrick McKenzie spends his time helping the payment platform’s startup customers survive, and now he’s laid out 20 crucial learnings everyone should read. Click or scroll through… Read More

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LG shakes up its struggling mobile division with new top executives

 If you’ve stopped paying attention to LG in the last couple of years, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the first paragraph of its latest press release that highlights a “sweeping realignment to better address the challenges ahead.” The company’s in a tough spot. It makes good and innovative phones, but just seem to make a dent in a crowded mobile… Read More

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Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface

 Andy Rubin has taken a leave of absence from Essential. The phone maker’s founder and CEO will be taking time off from the company to “deal with personal matters,” a spokesman for the company confirmed with TechCrunch this morning. According to a statement, Rubin announced his intention at a board meeting earlier this month. “The board agreed,” the spokesman… Read More

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Salesforce appoints Bret Taylor as chief product officer

Quip Chief Executive Officer Bret Taylor And Greylock Partners Partner John Lilly Interview Salesforce has named Bret Taylor, the former chief technology officer at Facebook and founder of Quip, as president and chief product officer. Taylor first joined Salesforce in 2016, when Salesforce acquired word processing app Quip for $750 million. Now, Taylor is replacing Alex Dayon as the company’s CPO and Dayon is moving into the role of chief strategy officer. As chief product… Read More

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