Tag Archives: Executive

Donald Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday targeting tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google and the pivotal internet law that provides them broad legal immunity over content posted by their users. “We’re fed up with it,” Trump said in the Oval Office Thursday before signing the order, according to the Los Angeles Times. The White House released ... Read More »

Advocacy Group ‘Stay Work Play’ Names New Executive Director

Will Stewart arrived in New Hampshire, sight unseen, as a twenty-something in 2004. Now 38, he’s married, bought a home and is raising a child here. In short, it’s exactly the scenario his new employer Stay Work Play wants to duplicate around the state. Stewart will take over as executive director of the non-profit early next month. Stay Work Play ... Read More »

Moto Z to Launch in India This Festive Season, Lenovo Executive Confirms

Chinese technology giant Lenovo will bring the much-awaited modular smartphone Moto Z to the Indian market this festive season. The Moto Z, which was unveiled globally in June this year, allows users to attach a set of accessories called Moto Mods to the back of the device that adds various functionalities to the device. “We will launch 8 new devices, ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Released in Brazil After WhatsApp Data Access Row

Facebook’s vice president for Latin America was released Wednesday, a day after being arrested for refusing to hand over WhatsApp messages to the police investigating a drugs case. Judge Ruy Pinheiro, in Sergipe state, ruled overnight that the detention of Diego Dzodan in Sao Paulo on Tuesday had amounted to “unlawful coercion.” “It seems to me that the extreme measure ... Read More »

FarmVille Creator Zynga Taps Former EA Executive as CEO

“FarmVille” creator Zynga Inc named former Electronic Arts Inc executive Frank Gibeau as its chief executive, betting on an industry veteran to help accelerate its transition into a mobile games-focused company. Shares of Zynga, which also said founder Mark Pincus would be executive chairman, were up 8.8 percent in extended trading on Tuesday. Gibeau, who joined Zynga’s board in August ... Read More »

Facebook Executive Jailed in Brazil as Court Seeks WhatsApp Data

Brazilian police arrested a senior Facebook Inc executive on Tuesday as a dispute escalated over a court’s demand that the company provide data from its WhatsApp messaging service to help in a secretive drug-trafficking investigation. Court officials in Sergipe state confirmed that a judge had ordered the jailing of Facebook Vice President for Latin America Diego Dzodan. Federal police in ... Read More »