Apple Hires Shiva Rajaraman to Boost its Video and Music Strategy
In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Rajaraman spent 8 years at YouTube, working to secure licensed content from companies like Disney for streaming. After his tenure at YouTube, Rajaraman spent two years at Spotify working on its video and podcasting efforts, licensing content from Time Warner, Disney and NBC.
Vodafone Welcomes Axel Springer’s Chair/CEO and Leading Media Industry Visionary in Board Shuffle
Vodafone appointed Dr. Mathias Döpfner, 51, Chairman and CEO of the German media group Axel Springer in Berlin, while long-time director Luc Vandevelde, 63, will stand down from the Board.
Cisco’s IoT and M2M Platform Head Leaves to Join Movimento
Cisco’s Head of Internet-of-Things and Machine-to-Machine Platform Mahbubul Alam left. Alam has joined Movimento as CTO. Earlier he was Senior Product Line Manager and BD Manager at Cisco, before being promoted to the IoT and M2M role.
Apple VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton to Retire
After 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's VP of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving. She’s long been among the company’s most powerful executives and played a key role in shaping the mystique and exclusivity surrounding the Apple brand. Cotton has played a role in some of the most buzzed-about product launches in technology (iPod, iPhone, iPad).
Ubiquiti Networks Selects New Board Member and General Counsel
Ubiquiti Networks, a multinational technology company, announced that Bill Gurley, 45, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Currently, Gurley serves as a General Partner at Benchmark Capital and sits on the board of directors of Demandforce, Opentable, Uber, and Zillow. Prior to working in venture capital, he was a Research Analyst on Wall Street and covered companies such as Dell, Compaq, Microsoft, and Amazon. Earlier in his career, Gurley was a Design Engineer at Compaq Computer.