John Paczkowski

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Cadence Leadership Released Into Wild

They’re clearing the decks at Cadence. CEO Mike Fister resigned Wednesday, along with four other senior executives, in the wake of mounting financial problems at the semiconductor company. Cadence (CDNS) offered little comment on the departures, which are effective immediately. Just that hollow “We wish them all continued success in the years ahead” typical of executive restructuring announcements. But it’s clear that the company’s leadership is paying the price for its deteriorating financial performance and the embarrassing failure of its bid to acquire rival Mentor Graphics (MENT). Said analyst Gary Smith, “Cadence is in trouble. I think they have really run out of time for a ‘save-Cadence-as-it-is project.’ Now it’s a rebuilding project.”


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald