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Google CEO Says Chinese Search Engine Is ‘Not Close to Launching’ (Variety)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the company’s controversial plans to return to China with a “censored” search engine at an internal employee meeting Thursday — but he sa... More

Adobe CEO: “People Buy Experiences, Not Just Products” (B&T)

Adobe’s annual Symposium kicked off in Sydney this morning with a keynote by the company’s president and CEO on what it takes for brands and businesses to build a great experie... More

LiveTiles Launches First Product After Setting Up in Sligo in May (Irish Times)

Software company LiveTiles has launched its first product from its Sligo base, having set up an innovation centre there earlier this year at which it plans to employ 50 people. The... More

Teradici Board Appoints David Smith as Interim CEO (MESA)

Teradici has appointed technology veteran, David Smith as its interim CEO. The former QuickMobile CEO was brought on to help accelerate the growth of Teradici and its Cloud Access ... More

Avanade Acquires Melbourne Digital Agency Loud & Clear (CRN)

Major Microsoft partner Avanade has acquired Melbourne-headquartered digital agency Loud & Clear for an undisclosed sum, with plans to launch its first digital innovation studio in... More

SAP’s SAP.io Foundry Debuts the Graduates of its Second Women-Focused Accelerator (TechCrunch)

SAP, the German-based enterprise software giant, has unveiled the New York-based cohort from its SAP.io Foundry accelerator programs focused on women-led technology companies. The ... More

Creating a Hybrid Cloud Roadmap to Catalyze Digital Business (Digitally Cognizant Blog)

Enterprises seeking to digitally transform their business and operating models face numerous challenges: overcoming organizational inertia, contending with applications sprawl, fin... More

Salesforce Adds Burns as EVP, Chief Communications Officer (MESA)

Salesforce has brought on AT&T’s SVP of corporate communications Brad Burns as its new EVP and chief communications officer, reporting to co-CEO Marc Benioff. He’ll be responsi... More

SAP Latin America Makes Multimillion-Dollar Investment in R&D (ZDNet)

SAP Latin America is making a multimillion-dollar investment to expand its Brazil-based innovation capability. The firm's innovation lab in São Leopoldo, in the south of the count... More

Blockchain Buzz Among Advertisers Starts to Fizzle (Digiday)

Advertisers’ love affair with all things blockchain may be cooling as they realize the technology’s potential to bring integrity back to ad buying will take time.... More

Box Names Former SAP Concur Executive as New European SVP (HITS)

Cloud content management firm Box has named Chris Baker as its new SVP and GM of Europe and the Middle East (EMEA), bringing the industry vet over from SAP Concur, where he served ... More

Kudelski Sells SmarDTV Device Business to Neotion (TVBEurope)

Kudelski Group has announced the sale of its SmarDTV device business to new company SmarDTV Global, an affiliate of Neotion. The deal involves Kudelski's Conditional Access Module ... More

TiVo Renews Multi-Year Intellectual Property License with Altice Portugal (MESA)

TiVo today announced that “Altice Portugal” has renewed its IP license with TiVo. Altice in Portugal is just the latest service provider to renew its license as TiVo continues ... More

Teradici Expands its Public Cloud Partnership with Google Cloud (HITS)

Teradici announced that Cloud Access Software is now supported on Google Cloud and available via the Google Cloud Marketplace. “We are thrilled that for the first time, companies... More

Netflix CFO David Wells to Step Down (CNBC)

Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells is stepping down. Wells, who has been CFO since 2010, will stay on the job until he can help choose a successor, the company announced M... More

Box Brings Its Users’ Content to Quip’s Collaboration Platform (ZDNet)

The cloud content management company Box is later this month rolling out a new integration with Quip, the Salesforce-owned collaboration platform. With the new Box Files Viewer, cu... More

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Linux Foundation Launch the Academy Software Foundation (MESA)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation today launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software d... More

Salesforce Adopts Co-CEO Structure with Promotion of Keith Block (Bloomberg)

Salesforce.com is the latest technology company to embrace the idea of having two chief executives, by promoting Keith Block to run the company alongside co-founder Marc Benioff. B... More

BTI Studios Appoints Kirkpatrick as SVP Sales, EMEA (MESA)

BTI Studios has announced the appointment of Mark Kirkpatrick as SVP Sales, EMEA. Effective 13th August, Kirkpatrick’s remit will be to manage the EMEA sales team and to support ... More

ZOO Digital Appoints New Executive Director of Sales for North America (MESA)

ZOO Digital has bolstered its business development team with the appointment of Craig Pepe. Pepe will join ZOO as Executive Director of Sales to continue strengthening relationship... More