Twitter’s chief information security officer is reportedly quitting

Twitter Chief Information Security Officer Michael Coates is leaving the company, The Verge first reported. Word on the street is that Coates is leaving to start his own company. Coates has reportedly been replaced on an interim basis by Joseph Camileri, a senior manager for information security and risk. This comes following the impending and rumored […]

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Cambridge Analytica CEO Andrew Nix has been suspended

Andrew Nix, the CEO of the London-based voter profiling company Cambridge Analytica — which harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission to analyze their voter behavior — has been suspended from his job. In an announcement posted to the company’s site, the board said the suspension was effective immediately. Nix’s […]

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CFO Naeem Ishaq is leaving Boxed

Naeem Ishaq is leaving his role as chief financial officer of bulk e-commerce company Boxed. Ishaq joined Boxed in 2016, following a stint as head of finance, strategy and risk at Square. A Boxed spokesperson confirmed Ishaq’s departure, and sent the following statement from CEO Chieh Huang: Naeem is a world-class financial talent. Over the […]

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Uber brings on Amazon voice exec to lead product team

 Uber has hired Assaf Ronen, Amazon’s now-former vice president of voice and natural user interface shopping, Recode first reported. As SVP and head of product at Uber, Ronen will help Uber “lean in on product this year,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a memo obtained by Recode. Ronen is set to replace Uber Head of Product Daniel Graf, who will remain on board as an… Read More

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Used car site Vroom lays off staff, 25%-50% says source, as it halts Dallas and Indiana operations

vroom Vroom, an on-demand car buying and selling startup that has raised over $300 million in venture funding, has hit a bump in the road. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that the company has laid off a sizeable proportion of its staff — in line with a strategy of “sharpening our focus on profitability,” according to a company spokesperson. As part of that move, a source tells… Read More

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Travis Kalanick joins medical tech startup’s board of directors

 Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has joined the board of directors for Kareo, a medical health tech startup, Axios reports. TechCrunch has since confirmed the appointment, along with the addition of Rob Reid to the board. This is Kalanick’s first public appointment since his ouster from Uber in June. Kalanick was an angel investor in Kareo, a company that has raised about $125 million… Read More

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Chariot co-founder and CEO Ali Vahabzadeh left Ford at the beginning of February

 As automakers continue to work on their strategies for the next generation of transportation, one of the biggies is making a change to its leadership structure. Ali Vahabzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of ride-sharing startup Chariot, which Ford acquired Chariot in September 2016, has left the company. “We thank Ali for his passion and dedication to building Chariot into the growing… Read More

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