Banco Santander exec talks up DLT utilization in finance

Cointelegraph By Osato Avan-Nomayo 2021-04-28 14:45:00 cointelegraph.com John Whelan, the head of Banco Santander’s blockchain lab in Madrid, recently touted the potential for increased decentralized ledger technology adoption in mainstream finance.Speaking during a webinar organized by Fintech Surge and…

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Bitcoin no longer a fringe asset due to US dollar debasement, says Soros Fund exec

Cointelegraph By Greg Thomson 2021-03-26 08:01:53 cointelegraph.com Soros Fund Management chief information officer Dawn Fitzpatrick said Bitcoin (BTC) may once have been considered a fringe asset, but the inflation of the United States dollar has changed that.Speaking to Bloomberg,…

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Led by former Juno and Alder exec, Seattle neurology startup Eliem Therapeutics raises $80M

Taylor Soper 2021-03-25 07:00:19 www.geekwire.com Bob Azelby. (Eliem Photo) New funding: Eliem Therapeutics, a new Seattle biotech startup led by former Juno Therapeutics exec Bob Azelby, raised $80 million to develop clinically-validated therapies for pain and depression. The pipeline:…

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Former top Paytm exec is building his own financial services startup – TechCrunch

Manish Singh 2021-02-25 11:41:34 feedproxy.google.com The executive who built the financial services boutique for Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, is ready to do something similar all over again. Pravin Jadhav, the former chief executive of Paytm Money, revealed on…

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Former top Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn joins Bessemer Venture Partners

Taylor Soper 2021-02-25 18:44:38 www.geekwire.com Amazon executive Jeff Blackburn speaks at his alma mater, Dartmouth College, in 2015. (Dartmouth/Eli Burakian Photo, used with permission.) Longtime Amazon exec Jeff Blackburn has joined venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners after stepping…

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Amazon entertainment exec Marc Whitten departs, joins Unity as senior vice president

Thomas Wilde 2021-02-25 17:50:41 www.geekwire.com Marc Whitten. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Amazon exec Marc Whitten has left the company to take a position at Unity Technologies in Bellevue, Wash. Whitten joined Amazon in 2016 and oversaw projects such…

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Here’s what makes Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg generational leaders, according to a former exec

Taylor Soper 2021-02-18 14:44:23 www.geekwire.com (Amazon and Facebook Photos) A passion for product. Constant curiosity. And a great sense of humor. These are some of the leadership qualities exhibited by two of the “greatest founders in history”: Jeff Bezos…

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Twitter’s Trump ban is permanent and won’t lift if he runs for office again, exec says

Rae Hodge 2021-02-10 13:34:00 www.cnet.com James Martin/CNET Whether he ever runs for office again, it looks like former President Donald Trump will remain perma-banned from Twitter. In a Wednesday appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box, Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned…

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Apple Hires Former Porsche Chassis Exec to Work on Apple Car

Luke Dormehl 2021-02-03 17:45:23 www.makeuseof.com Apple has hired Manfred Harrer, formerly the head of chassis development at Porsche. Apple, more than any other big tech company, is associated with great design. Dating all the way back to the original…

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SolarWinds attack is not an outlier, but a moment of reckoning for security industry, says Microsoft exec

2021-01-29 06:14:26 www.zdnet.com Sophisticated attacks could put more tech suppliers at risk. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto If you were hoping the SolarWinds hack was going to be a one-off, you're out of luck. Expect more sophisticated and complicated attacks of…

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Former Twitter exec on Trump ban, the failure of social media, and an idea to find common ground

Kurt Schlosser 2021-01-16 10:55:29 www.geekwire.com President Donald Trump in Texas on Tuesday, boarding Air Force One en route to Maryland. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead, via Flickr.) Twitter didn’t set out to ban Donald Trump. The president…

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VMware files suit against former exec for moving to rival company – TechCrunch

Ron Miller 2020-12-29 10:09:57 feedproxy.google.com Earlier this month, when Nutanix announced it was hiring former VMware COO Rajiv Ramaswami as CEO, it looked like a good match. What’s more, it pulled a key player from a market rival. Well,…

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Tesla’s focus on products and innovation instead of PR highlighted by China exec

Maria Merano 2020-12-13 20:15:50 www.teslarati.com Tesla Gigafactory Shanghai’s focus on manufacturing quality products and innovation was recently emphasized by Vice President of External Affairs Grace Tao. One of Tao’s recent Weibo posts hinted that Giga Shanghai valued product manufacturing…

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Nutanix brings in former VMware exec as new CEO – TechCrunch

Ron Miller 2020-12-09 11:46:47 feedproxy.google.com Nutanix announced today that it was bringing in former VMware executive Rajiv Ramaswami as president and CEO. Ramaswami replaces co-founderr Dheeraj Pandey, who previously announced his plans to retire in August. The new CEO…

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Tesla exec talks China’s Design Center location, fluidity, and why cross-departmental cooperation matters

Simon Alvarez 2020-12-03 07:28:06 www.teslarati.com Tesla Chief of Design Franz von Holzhausen’s recent talk with select members of the Chinese media showcased several key insights from the esteemed executive. During his conversation, von Holzhausen touched on topics such as…

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Former Sumo Logic and Auth0 exec raises $2M for stealthy new security startup ZeroWall

Taylor Soper 2020-12-02 10:30:16 www.geekwire.com ZeroWall founder Joan Pepin. (ZeroWall Photo) Longtime cybersecurity leader Joan Pepin just raised $2 million for a new Portland, Ore.-based startup that aims to rethink how chief information security officers secure their companies. Pepin…

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Aston Martin exec behind ‘PR firm’ peddling bogus anti-EV study

Matthew Beedham 2020-12-02 10:39:31 thenextweb.com Strap yourselves in folks, because we’ve got a wild one for you. It’s perhaps the wildest story since General Motors decided it would be a good idea to acquire hydrogen truck startup Nikola —…

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With new cash and a former Apple exec now at the helm, Connect Homes is ready to reconstruct homebuilding – TechCrunch

Jonathan Shieber 2020-11-19 20:17:45 feedproxy.google.com Greg Leung had worked at Apple for years and was coming off of a stint at the smart lock company Otto, when he got the call to interview with Connect Homes. The pitch —…

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Seattle’s Silverback Therapeutics files for IPO, led by newly formed and gender-diverse exec team

Todd Bishop 2020-11-10 20:20:29 www.geekwire.com Silverback Therapeutics CEO Laura Shawver. (Silverback Photo) Silverback Therapeutics filed for an initial public offering on Tuesday, seeking additional capital as it develops targeted therapeutics for cancer, viral infections and other diseases, led by…

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SiFive hires Qualcomm exec as CEO for RISC-V alternatives to Nvidia-Arm

Dean Takahashi 2020-09-17 09:00:52 venturebeat.com SiFive has hired former Qualcomm executive Patrick Little as its new CEO. His job will be to help establish the company’s RISC-V processors as an alternative to Arm in the wake of Nvidia’s $40…

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