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Amazon sues former employee after he leaves for Google

The company alleges that employee, who worked for Amazon Web Services, violated an agreement that kept him from drumming up businesses from AWS customers for more than a year after his departure.

By July 1, 2014


Tech giants lose round in wage-fixing suit

An appeals court rules that around 60,000 workers can collectively pursue lawsuits against several major tech players over alleged antipoaching agreements.

By March 28, 2014


HP coughs up close to $47 million on CEO change

Hewlett-Packard spent $30.41 million in total compensation for ousted CEO Leo Apotheker, while new chief Meg Whitman landed $16.52 million in total compensation, according to a new filing.

By February 3, 2012


Ray Ozzie starts new venture Cocomo

The former chief software architect at Microsoft and Lotus Notes creator is assembling a team for a company to make a new communications product for social interaction.

By January 5, 2012


eBay snags Bing's development manager, Facebook scientist

As part of an effort to beef up its search tools, eBay reportedly hires Bing's development manager and a scientist from Facebook.

By January 31, 2011


Firefox Home: A not-quite Firefox iPhone app

A forthcoming app from Mozilla will let Firefox users open Web sites on their iPhones.

By May 26, 2010


IBM suing to keep M&A chief away from Dell

IBM says David Johnson, an IBM employee for 27 years, is violating a non-compete clause in his contract by accepting a position at Dell.

By May 27, 2009


Setback for IBM in bid to block Dell hire

A court denies IBM's request for an injunction against Dell's hire of its former acquisitions chief.

By June 26, 2009


Reports: News Corp. to hire former AOL chief

Jonathan Miller, who was once AOL's chief executive, is reportedly about to take a job heading up digital strategies for Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate.

By March 28, 2009


IBM sues chip designer headed to Apple

A high-profile chip designer is leaving IBM for Apple, causing IBM to file a non-compete lawsuit and creating much speculation over Apple's possible renewed interest in the server market. On this Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Tom Krazit discuss the clubby world of chip designers, why IBM cares so much and what this hiring could mean for Apple, a company best known for consumer products.

By October 31, 2008