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Ola hires Pranav Tiwari and Sanjay Kharb as VPs of Engineering

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After a spate of high-profile management exits, cab-aggregator Ola is compensating for the losses with two significant appointments, strengthening its core technology leadership. Pranav Tiwari, former CTO of Cellworks as well as an ex-Googler has joined as the Vice President

Pinterest hires Google’s Randy Keller as its head of search

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With renewed focus on its visual discovery tools, Pinterest has made an important hire in the form of Google’s former image search veteran, Randy Keller, who led a team of 40 engineers at Google, according to his LinkedIn page. In

Apple hires Timothy D. Twerdahl to lead Apple TV product marketing

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The Cupertino giant has hired Timothy D. Twerdahl, former head of Amazon’s Fire TV, as Vice President in charge of Apple TV product marketing. Apple confirmed the report to Bloomberg, saying that Twerdahl joined the company earlier this month. With

Uber hires NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead Uber ‘Elevate’

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Uber has hired NASA engineer Mark Moore as the Director of Engineering at Uber Elevate; its flying taxi project that is expected to take off in next few years. Mark Moore, a 30-year veteran of NASA, is the one who

Hugo Barra is joining Facebook after leaving Xiaomi

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Within a week of leaving Xiaomi, Hugo Barra has another big news for the tech world. Barra, a former executive at Alphabet Inc.’s Google and who successfully led Xiaomi’s international efforts is now joining Facebook to oversee the social network’s

Ola appoints former PepsiCo exec Vishal Kaul as new COO

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Cab aggregator, Ola has named former PepsiCo executive, Vishal Kaul, as its chief operating officer (COO) and Pranay Jivrajka will continue to lead key strategic initiatives in a new role as founding partner, the company said. In his new role,

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal

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Google’s former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176, Amit Singhal is joining Uber as its new SVP of engineering. In the role, the engineer who spent 15 years at Google will be heading up the Maps and

TCS top boss appointed Tata Sons chairman, CFO Rajesh Gopinathan will succeed him

Tata Sons has named 54-year old CEO and managing director of TCS, N Chandrasekaran as its new chairman. He will take charge from February 21, 2017. The decision to appoint Chandrasekaran was taken at a meeting of Tata Sons board today

Snapdeal ropes in Housing CEO Jason Kothari as chief strategy & investment officer

Snapdeal has announced the appointment of Housing.com’s CEO Jason Kothari as its Chief Strategy & Investment Officer. He will work alongside co-founders, Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, in this key leadership role and will be joining Snapdeal on January 16,

As Kalyan Krishnamurthy takes charge, 3 top Flipkart execs call it quits

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Barely a day after Tiger Global’s Kalyan Krishnamurthy was appointed as the new CEO of India’s largest online marketplace, Flipkart, its three top-level executives reportedly have called it quits. Citing a company executive in the know of the things, Economic

Larry Paulson appointed as vice president and president of Qualcomm India

Qualcomm Incorporated has appointed Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. He was Vice President Product Management- Qualcomm Device Reference Designs (QRD) at Qualcomm prior to this. In his new role, he will provide leadership and drive business growth

Former Tiger Global exec Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new CEO of Flipkart

In a rapid string of events Former Tiger Global executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the new Flipkart CEO. While, Binny Bansal, who took over chief executive exactly one year ago, now moves to the role of Group CEO. This being a

Karan Bajwa succeeds Vanitha Narayanan as new IBM India MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: IBM today announced the appointment of Karan Bajwa as Managing Director of IBM India, succeeding Vanitha Narayanan who has moved to the Chairman’s role of IBM India now. Karan will be responsible for all strategic and operational matters

Airtel Payments Bank names Dhiraj Sharda as Chief Digital Officer

MUMBAI, INDIA: Airtel Payments Bank has appointed Dhiraj Sharda as its Chief Digital Officer. In his new role, Dhiraj will be responsible for product development, digital delivery and development of digital marketing platforms for Airtel Payments Bank. He will also

Rajan Anandan joins Capillary Technologies’ board

Google’s Vice President – South-East Asia & India, Rajan Anandan has joined the board of the omni-channel engagement and commerce product company, Capillary Technologies. Rajan is one of its early investors and advisor of the company. An experienced professional in digital, mobile and software

BMC Software appoints Polycom’s Peter Leav as new president and CEO

PUNE, INDIA: BMC Software announced Peter Leav’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer. Leav succeeds Bob Beauchamp, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors and will play a key role going forward. Leav joins BMC from Polycom,

Damon Xi to head the UCWeb business in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: UCWeb, an Alibaba Mobile Business Group Company has appointed Damon Xi as the General Manager for UCWeb India. This move puts Damon in charge of the strategic alliance and business development for the company in India. Damon was earlier in Tencent

After Microsoft and Google, Pulkit Trivedi to build Facebook’s relationships with clients in India

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Google India’s former Head of Industry (e-commerce), Pulkit Trivedi has been appointed by Facebook as Director for e-commerce, retail, travel and financial services verticals. In his new role, he will lead building and maintaining of strategic relationships with clients in

Unity hires Uber’s machine learning head to add to its AI prowess

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Just after a year as Uber’s head of machine learning, Dr. Danny Lange is now joining game engine startup Unity to head its AI and machine learning divisions. Before Uber, he had also worked at Amazon — on Amazon’s internal

Paytm brings Goldman Sachs’ chairman Mark Schwartz on board

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In a bid to add some more experience and insights into its online payment business, Paytm has added vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs group and chairman of Goldman Sachs in Asia-Pacific, Mark Schwartz to the company board. “He (Schwartz)