Microsoft hires Kurt DelBene to head corporate strategy and planning

REDMOND, Wash. — April 13, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that Kurt DelBene has been named executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning reporting to Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. DelBene is returning to Microsoft, where he was most recently president of the Microsoft Office Division. After leaving Microsoft in 2013, he then served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services where he was appointed by President Obama to oversee implementation Read more [...]

Christine Kelly to Head Toy and Game Initiatives for National Geographic’s Brand Licensing Division

WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2015)—National Geographic has named toy industry veteran Christine Kelly as director of licensing, toys and games, for National Geographic’s Brand Licensing division. In this new role, Kelly has been tasked with National Geographic’s toy business, both licensing and strategic retail partnerships. She will oversee marketing, retail strategy and product development, including the exciting new franchises “Mission Animal Rescue” and “Ultimate Explorer.” “We’re delighted Read more [...]

House Hunters Head For The Hills After Labor Day

Labor Day marks the end of summer – and the end of the traditional house-hunting season. Based on properties viewed on the Trulia website for the full years of 2011-2013, home search activity jumps in March, stays high through summer, and then falls below the annual average in September and [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Melissa Gargagliano Appointed Head of Commercial Cards, GTS EMEA, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dateline City: London Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a leader in card services for middle-market, large corporate and public sector clients, today announced that Melissa Gargagliano has been appointed head of Commercial Cards, Global Transaction Services (GTS) EMEA. In this role, she has end-to-end responsibility for product management, new business growth, sales support and account management for the region’s Commercial Cards platform. Read more [...]

Microsoft hires Peggy Johnson to head global business development

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug . 5 , 201 4 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that Margaret L. (Peggy) Johnson has been named executive vice president of Business Development reporting to Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella.Johnson joins Microsoft from Qualcomm where she most recently served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and president of global market development. In that role she was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities Read more [...]

Google’s head of performance media explores what’s really driving growth on mobile

Image Credit: kevyBusinesspeople are talking about the important role mobile is playing in driving growth across sectors—such as retail, services, and entertainment. But with so many disparate data sources, it’s hard to know exactly what is going on with regard to consumer growth on mobile. Where are the biggest success stories today and growth opportunities tomorrow? What can entrepreneurs do to accelerate monetization and distribution on mobile? How can they better track the customer journey? Read more [...]

Between the stacks: Head librarian Sachiyo Kawai‘ae‘a

Tucked away between two French oil paintings in the museum’s Modernism gallery—Amédée Ozenfant’s Accords and Robert Delaunay’s Rainbow—is the entrance to the museum’s library. Its nondescript entrance is easy to overlook, however the Robert Allerton Art Library is a treasure trove of tomes and periodicals that’s not just reserved for art scholars; it’s open to the public. Why should more people use this art library? It’s the perfect place to find out more information about, Read more [...]