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Controversial Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Resigns

CEO of Mozilla for less than two weeks, Brendan Eich stepped down today amid controversy over his 2008 contributions to supporters of Proposition 8, the California initiative that banned same-sex marriage. Full Story »

Mozilla Steps Up Damage Control as Pressure for CEO Eich's Ouster Mounts

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, went into damage control mode over the weekend in response to criticism that its new CEO had donated to a California anti-gay marriage ballot proposition in 2008.


Nadella Wins Praise for Public Debut as CEO

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first public appearance on Thursday was a hit with analysts, who gave him a thumbs up for his time on stage as the company unveiled Office for iPad.


Mozilla Employees Call for New CEO's Resignation

Twitter campaign asks Brendan Eich to step down over 2008 political donation to California's anti same-sex marriage ballot measure.


Lenovo Looks to Recreate Jobs Magic, While Apple Moves on

The fruitful Jobs business playbook appears to be gathering dust at Apple, while Lenovo starts following it closely.


Mozilla Names Brendan Eich, Creator of JavaScript, as CEO

Mozilla named co-founder Brendan Eich, best known as the creator of JavaScript, as its new CEO, filling the spot that had been vacant for nearly a year.


Ballmer Hints He May Step Down From Microsoft Board

Microsoft's former CEO, Steve Ballmer, hinted recently that he may soon step down from the company's board.


Tim Cook's Approval Ranking Climbs One Spot in Top-50 CEO List

Even as Apple CEO Tim Cook continues to be blasted by some investors for not being the next Steve Jobs, the company's employees boosted his approval rating to the 17th spot on an annual ranking of the top U.S. chief executives.


McGovern Recalled as 'A Catalyst of the Computer Industry'

In June 1967, when Patrick J. McGovern published the first issue of Computerworld it did something different. It reported on the computing industry from a user perspective.

Advice & Opinion

Reflections on Inflections

Boards of directors, CEOs and politicians these days are much concerned with optics, the way things look. It's understandable. We live in a world where everything is recorded or recordable, where every gesture, physical or digital, can be analyzed and commented upon, where there is no such thing as a dead mic or a truly off-camera moment.

News analysis

HP Sets Standard for 2014 IT Analyst Presentations

HP was the first IT vendor out of the gate with its analyst-only event. columnist Rob Enderle was there to grade HP on five metrics and see how the company stacks up to IBM, EMC and Dell -- all of which know a thing or two about successful industry analyst events.


More Top-Tier Microsoft Execs Head to the Exit

Two of Microsoft's top executives will leave the company, including its head of marketing and the former CEO of Skype.


Box Looks to Boost Security by Hiring Ex-Symantec CEO

Online file sharing and cloud content management service Box has hired former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem to serve a special advisor to the firm.


BlackBerry CEO Says Here to Compete, Regain Lost Ground

BlackBerry will launch a new version of its enterprise management server software later this year that the company hopes will strengthen its business with major corporations and help turn around its fortunes.


Rackspace CEO Napier Retires

Rackspace announced Monday that CEO Lanham Napier is retiring and that co-founder and Executive Chairman Graham Weston is filling the role for now.