Nokia’s Camera Guru Quits

A “personal decision.”
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Siri Co-Founder Adam Cheyer Left Apple in June

Another former Siri executive has left Apple. Adam Cheyer, who co-founded the voice recognition software company prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2008, has left the iPhone maker. Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Cheyer resigned back in June to pursue other projects. Cheyer is the second Siri executive to leave Apple in the past year, following CEO Dag Kittlaus, who left in October of 2011. News of Cheyer’s departure was first reported by Bloomberg. Apple declined comment.

RealNetworks Fast-Forwards Through Yet Another CEO — Its First One

The one-time Seattle tech star brings back its founder.
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Apple Hardware SVP Bob Mansfield to Retire

Bob Mansfield, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, is retiring. The company’s top accounting executive is also leaving.
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Pascal Cagni to Apple: Adieu, Adieu, to Yieu and Yieu and Yieu

Pascal Cagni leaves Apple after a 12 year stint as VP and general manager of its European operations.
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Microsoft Swaps in New China Boss

A notable change of leadership at Microsoft’s operations in China. The company said Friday that Simon Leung, who has been chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China since 2008, has stepped down for personal and family reasons. He will be succeeded by Ralph Haupter, the current VP of Microsoft Germany and a seven-year veteran of the company. Leung’s stint at Microsoft will conclude at the end of the month, though he will serve as an adviser to the company until August.

Exclusive: Another Longtime Yahoo Ad Sales Dude–This Time, Frank Weishaupt–Departs

Frank Weishaupt, an 11-year Yahoo advertising veteran and one of its top sales execs, is leaving the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Unlike several other recent departures, where high-ranking execs left for jobs at hot start-ups such as Zynga, Groupon and LivingSocial, Weishaupt has no immediate plans to join another company.

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Nintendo of America Appoints New Head of Sales and Marketing

Nintendo of America has appointed Soctt Moffitt to the position of EVP of sales and marketing. Effective immediately, Moffitt will work from Nintendo’s office in Redwood City, Calif., and report to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Previously, Moffitt was SVP and general manager for Henkel Consumer Goods’ personal care division, where he oversaw North American operations for brands such as Dial, Right Guard, Tone and Pure & Natural. Moffitt replaces Cammie Dunaway, who left the company more than a year ago.

It's Exclusive Internal Memo Time: Juniper's David Yen Heads to Cisco to Run Servers Business

According to an internal memo from Juniper Networks, which you can see below, one of its top tech execs, David Yen, is departing immediately. Sources said Yen is headed to Cisco to run its servers business. The impetus for Yen’s departure might have been formation of the Platform Systems Group, run by Stefan Dyckerhoff, which is prominently mentioned in the memo from Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson and after the jump.

Yahoo Keeps Up Hiring–Rob Barrett Named as Head of News and Finance

Yahoo is on a bit of a hiring spree, picking up longtime Internet exec Robertson Barrett, to run its critical and powerful News and Finance sites. Barrett has held top positions at Tribune Interactive, Time Inc., ABC News, Primedia’s Channel One Interactive and The Feedroom. Barrett worked most recently as chief strategy officer of Perfect Market, a Comcast-backed start-up.