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Airbnb hires ex-Amazon Prime chief Greg Greeley for Airbnb Homes

By : CIOL Writers

Airbnb has acquired the services of former Amazon Prime VP Greg Greeley to lead the home-sharing startup’s Homes unit. According to the company, Greeley will take a position in Airbnb as “president of Homes”. He will report directly to Airbnb

Coinbase has a new M&A boss to ramp up expansion

By : CIOL Writers

Coinbase has poached LinkedIn’s dealmaking head Emilie Choi as the cryptocurrency exchange giant preps up to expand through a potential series of mergers and acquisitions. On Monday, Coinbase announced that it had hired Emilie Choi to serve as the company’s vice president of

Pinterest hires former Google exec Francoise Brougher as its first COO

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Image-based searching and sharing website Pinterest has hired Francoise Brougher, a former Google executive as its first chief operating officer. She was most recently business lead at Square and prior to that VP of SMB global sales and operations at Google. Brougher,

Go-Jek names Niranjan Paranjape as its new CTO

BANGALORE, INDIA: Indonesia’s first unicorn and the fastest growing startup in Southeast Asia, Go-Jek appointed Niranjan Paranjape as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Go-Jek. Ajey Gore will continue as the Group CTO of Go-Jek. Niranjan has more than 13

Former Facebook India head Umang Bedi joins Dailyhunt

NEW DELHI, INDIA: News and video content aggregator, Dailyhunt has appointed former Facebook India head Umang Bedi as its President. Dailyhunt’s investors include Matrix Partners India, Sequoia, Omidyar Network, Falcon Edge and Bytedance. Before Facebook, Umang led global enterprises such

Lyft appoints former Tesla exec Jon McNeill as COO

By : CIOL Writers

Lyft has hired Jon McNeill, former president of global sales and service at Tesla as the company’s new chief operating officer. McNeill’s departure from Tesla was announced on Wednesday’s earnings call by Elon Musk though he didn’t reveal what McNeill’s next move

Alphabet names Time Warner Cable former exec Dinesh Jain to lead Fiber division

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Alphabet, the parent company of Google has acquired the services of a former chief operating officer of Time Warner Cable to head its Access and Google Fiber, divisions. Jain is replacing former Access CEO Greg McCray, who left last year amid

Pinterest hires Chuck Rosenberg to head its computer vision unit

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Pinterest announced that it is hiring former Google computer vision research head Chuck Rosenberg to be the company’s new head of computer vision department and lead its visual discovery engineering team. Rosenberg, while at Google was responsible for image search and

InMobi hires Marc Steifman as the new CFO

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Advertising technology company InMobi has hired Marc Steifman as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Marc has over two decades of experience working in investment banking focused on growth companies. Steifman was previously working as Managing Director and Co-Head of Piper Jaffray’s Technology

Paytm Payments Bank appoints Nitin Chauhan as the new CISO

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Paytm Payments Bank announced the appointment of Nitin Chauhan as its new Chief Information Security Officer(CISO). According to the company, Chauhan will be responsible for the company’s information security initiatives, setting up and enhancing the firm’s enterprise security strategies, infrastructure, and

Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet’s executive chairman

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Google’s parent company, Alphabet announced that Eric Schmidt will be stepping down from his position as the executive chairman of the company and becoming a technical advisor to the company. He will continue to serve on the company’s board. Larry

Apple India Sales Head Sanjay Kaul quits; Michael Coulomb to replace

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Apple India Sales Head Sanjay Kaul has resigned from the company. Kaul, who was elevated to the position in May last year, has stepped down with an immediate effect. Michael Coulomb will replace him and take over the Sales operation

Swiggy hires Vishal Bhatia as the CEO for the Access service; gets a new CFO

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In a bid to become the number one food delivery service, Swiggy has strengthened its senior management team across operational roles. The company announced the appointment of Vishal Bhatia as the CEO of New Supply and Rahul Bothra as its first-ever

Infosys chooses Capgemini’s Salil S. Parekh as its new CEO & MD

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys has appointed Salil S. Parekh as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) of the Company effective January 2, 2018. Parekh joins Infosys from Capgemini where he was a member of the Group Executive Board. The

HPE CEO Meg Whitman to step down early next year; Antonio Neri to succeed

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Executive Officer, Meg Whitman will step down early next year, said the company. She will be succeeded by HPE president, Antonio Neri, effective February 1, 2018. Meg Whitman, however, will remain on the HPE Board of Directors.

Tally Solutions appoints Arvind Kumar as Chief of R&D

BANGALORE, INDIA: Tally Solutions has appointed Arvind Kumar as the chief of R&D (Research and Development) to lead the R&D team of over 150 resources. Arvind brings with him over 20+ years of experience in executing large scale distributed and

BabyChakra plans to add advanced tech; strengthens leadership team with two key hires

MUMBAI, INDIA: The social discovery and commerce platform for maternity and childcare, BabyChakra has brought on board former FreeCharge executive Rachita Choudhary as Head of Engineering and founding member of Jabong and Hopscotch’s Samarth Sawhney as its Head of Growth.

Nandan Nilekani is back at Infosys as new chairman

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys has appointed Nandan Nilekani as the Non Executive Chairman of the company’s board. He is also one of the co-founders of Infosys and served as its CEO from 2002 to 2007. The Executive Vice Chairman, Vishal Sikka and two

Vishal Sikka resigns, UB Pravin Rao takes over as interim CEO & MD of Infosys

BANGALORE, INDIA: Infosys CEO and managing director, Vishal Sikka has resigned today with immediate effect, Infosys said in an official statement. UB Pravin Rao has been appointed interim CEO and MD reporting to Sikka under the overall supervision and control of the

Shanmugh Natarajan is the new MD of Adobe India

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Adobe Systems has announced the appointment of Shanmugh Natarajan as Managing Director for Adobe Systems in India. Natarajan was formerly Executive Director, and will continue to lead Adobe operations in India, in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice President,