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Former SVP at Cumulus Media hired by Apple’s iTunes Radio team

  iTunes Radio has just picked up a new head of international advertising, and his name is Michael Pallad. Pallad’s former position had him as SVP of National and Network Sales at Cumulus Media, a large radio conglomerate that would give him just he experience Apple would be looking for in an international advertising leader. According to…

Report: Almost half of iPhone 5c sales are former Android users

A new report coming from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has some interesting information in it; apparently, almost half of iPhone 5c sales are going to former Android users. Most of these switchers, according to the report, are coming from Samsung and LG, something Apple is most likely very happy to know. The other new device doesn’t have as much of an appeal…

Former Apple executive hired to lead “smart devices” team at Intel

When you think “Intel”, you most likely do not think “mobile.” Intel and mobile devices have rarely come together. In a bid to try and get into the ever growing mobile market, however, Intel has hired former Apple VP Mike Bell to head up what is called a “smart devices” team. According to AllThingsD, the team will look at “emerging technologies” to create…

Ron Johnson, former Apple Retail Head, fired as JC Penney CEO

An interesting piece of news broke from the CNBC Twitter account today, having to do with Apple’s former Head of Retail Ron Johnson. Leaving in late 2011, he joined JC Penney as its CEO. Here is the tweet from CNBC that makes it worth mentioning: @CNBC: BREAKING: Ron Johnson out as J.C. Penney CEO – source Yep, that’s right – Ron Johnson is out as CEO at…

Scott Forstall praised by former Apple employees

Since Scott Forstall was given the boot by Apple, losing his position as chief of iOS, many have wondered, “was this a good decision?” Well, according to former Apple senior engineer Michael Lopp, no. Lopp actually posted on his blog that Forstall “was the best approximation of Steve Jobs that Apple had left.” As I’m sure many of you already know,…

Former Amazon exec picked up by Apple to lead Siri division

A new hire as been made at Apple in the realm of its Siri division coming in the form of former Amazon executive William Stasior. Described as a “prominent search technologist,” Stasior has been hired by Apple to lead the Siri search team, which some are saying could point towards something big coming from Apple in the search business. Google is…

Rumor: Former Apple engineers working at Facebook on new iOS app

No longer than a month ago, The New York Times reported that Facebook would be doing a complete overhaul of their iOS application, mainly focusing on improving speed by moving away from it’s HTML5 base and writing it in iOS’s native Objective-C. Well, now, Bloomberg has now published a report on Facebook’s growing mobile efforts, including talks of…