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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus