Amazon has hired Charlie Kindel, the former general manager for Microsoft’s Windows Phone to work on “something secret.”
Kindel, whose name prompted suspicions that he may have been trying to pull off an April Fool’s hoax, wrote on his LinkedIn profile that he’s working on “something wonderful” at Amazon. Under his title, Kindel wrote “Director, Something Secret.”
Prior to joining Amazon, Kindel was the general manager of Windows Phone Developer Experience from January 2009 to August 2011…
The U.S. State Department has announced sanctions against five Iranian government and private organizations and against four individuals for their treatment of bloggers and journalists.
Different types of sanctions have been instituted against Iran since the overthrow of the Shah and the beginning of the Islamic Republic in 1979, but this is the first time the U.S. has directly targeted Iran’s anti-free speech activities with sanctions.
According to a statement Thursday by State…
Genealogy company Ancestry.com has been acquired by an investor group led by European private equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports citing sources familiar with the matter.
Ancestry.com is a profitable company which operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites in the U.S. and abroad, including Genealogy.com, MyFamily.com, ProGenealogists, and Rootsweb.com.
The company has had over 2,000,000 paying subscribers as of June 2012; it
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Sony Vaio Duo 11
The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has a folding design that puts the screen at a fixed angle in laptop mode. It’s a strangely limiting choice, which also leaves no room for a touchpad.
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Sony is joining the Windows 8 world, upgrading its Vaio PCs to run Microsoft’s new OS while throwing in a couple of surprises. Besides the unusual Tap 20 “portable” all-in-one, the new Vaio line includes a notebook/tablet hybrid and…
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Are you hip to the current state of search engine optimization, internet marketing, and the marketing profession? In partnership with HubSpot, SEOmoz will soon release the results of its 2012 SEO & Internet Marketing Survey, in which more than 6,400 online marketers answered 54 questions about the state of the industry, their companies, and their work.
But even as the broader economy seems to falter, many companies leveraging internet marketing are growing and thriving, and the survey gives…
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