C-Suite Shakeup at BlackBerry

CFO,COO, and ousted by housecleaning interim CEO.
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IBM CFO Loughridge to Retire at End of Year

Computing giant IBM said that CFO Mark Loughridge will retire from the company on Dec. 31. Martin Schroeter, General Manager of IBM Global Financing, will replace him. IBM made the announcement in a regulatory filing. IBM shares fell more than two dollars — more than one percent — to $177.50 in after-hours trading following the filing.

HP Says 2014 Will Be Good, Maybe Not Awesome, as Turnaround Is on Track

Earnings guidance hits the midpoint of what analysts expected.
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Casual-Game Company King Names Chief Financial Officer

King, the casual-game maker behind the breakaway mobile hit Candy Crush Saga, has named Hope Cochran as chief financial officer. Cochran most recently comes from her CFO position at Clearwire, and has held several VP and SVP financial roles in her career. The move comes as King has reportedly tapped bankers to pursue a potential U.S. initial public offering.

Tragedy: Amazon’s First CFO and Internet Pioneer Joy Covey Dies in Bike Accident

A small glimpse into the life of an extraordinary woman.
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Betable Snags Zynga VP for Chief Revenue Officer Post

Betable, the startup that lets developers integrate real-money gambling into their virtual games, announced Thursday it hired Ryan Linton as its new Chief Revenue Officer. Linton comes most recently from his position at Zynga as Vice President of Revenue Operations, responsible for building more revenue channels at the social gaming giant and creating partnerships with other companies.

Q&A With HP CEO Meg Whitman and CFO Cathie Lesjak: The Turnaround Is on Schedule

All is going according to plan.
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Social Network Path Launches Messaging, Paid Product Shop

Path, the “personal” social network app founded by ex-Facebook employee Dave Morin, launched a messaging feature for users on Wednesday evening, along with a shop for users to purchase virtual goods like photo filters and “stickers” to give to friends. The news comes on the heels of Path’s recent CFO hire, Kim Jabal, who will focus on the company’s monetization efforts.

Path Hires Ex-Google, Lytro Finance Head as New CFO

A finance-focused hire for the social startup.
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HP May Be Debt-Free This Year, CFO Lesjak Says

You read that right.
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Apple Poaches Xerox CFO