Doppler Labs taps former Microsoft corporate devices head for COO, says Here One will ship Feb. 21

3_here_one_both_colors Doppler Labs is growing its executive team as it prepares to ship its first major product release. Today, the company announced that Brian Hall, former Corporate VP of Devices at Microsoft, will be joining Doppler Labs as its COO. Hall joins the smart earbud company after 20 years at Microsoft where he was most recently tasked with working on products like the Microsoft Surface, Surface Hub… Read More

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The former head of mobile blog JKOnTheRun is suffering a heart condition and financial woes

12775225_1468331816-8746_funddescription I don’t usually post about other tech journalists but this is kind of important. A great guy, James Kendrick, started JKOnTheRun, one of the first tech blogs focusing on mobile devices. In the dark days of the early naughts he was a bright spot on the prairie, a star in the firmament. Now he’s sick.
James was a freelancer and his work recently dried up. To add insult to injury… Read More

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Google Snags Former Tesla Autopilot Engineering Manager Robert Rose

Self-Driving With No Passengers The battle to make elite autonomous vehicles is on, and a major part of that is assembling teams that will carry out your plans. Today, it was reported that Google snagged Tesla’s former Autopilot software engineering manager, Robert Rose. Rose also spent five years at SpaceX according to his LinkedIn profile. Rose’s gig for “Google Robots” is listed as… Read More

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Former MLB Player Jason Giambi Takes A Swing At Virtual Reality

Jason Giambi taking a mighty swing as a member of the New York Yankees in 2008. Everybody needs a hobby when they retire, and former major league baseball player Jason Giambi turned to virtual reality, teaming with EON Sports on a virtual reality hardware-software package to teach players how to recognize pitches and understand the strike zone. The solution, which is called Project OPS consists of software, a Bluetooth controller and virtual reality headset that can plug… Read More

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Pinterest Hires Former Facebooker Scott Goodson As Head Of Core Experience

pinterest scott goodson Former Facebook and Apple engineer Scott Goodson is joining Pinterest to run the company’s mobile platform and web teams, focusing on improving the app’s performance across various devices. Hires like this, of course, bring fresh blood and ideas to a growing startup like Pinterest that is rapidly becoming a powerful home for commerce and search. But most applications like… Read More

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