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Zynga adds ex-Yahoo exec Ellen Siminoff to board of directors

The founding executive at Web pioneer Yahoo is the first woman to sit on the social-game publisher's board.

By July 19, 2012


Zynga appoints Google exec, a former DARPA director, to its board

Regina Dugan, currently vice president of engineering and leader of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects, shows interest in video games.

By July 9, 2014


Mozilla under fire: Inside the 9-day reign of fallen CEO Brendan Eich

The co-founder's high-profile exit from the maker of Firefox wasn't just about his gay marriage stance. Insiders describe a revered technologist with management issues -- and a reluctant board.

By June 13, 2014


Exclusive: Mozilla CEO Eich says gay-marriage firestorm could hurt Firefox (Q&A)

Brendan Eich's 2008 donation to an anti-gay-marriage cause now dogs his new CEO job. In his first interview about it, he resists calls to resign or recant, but argues inclusiveness makes Mozilla's world-spanning community possible.

By April 1, 2014


Objecting to new CEO, resignations sweep Mozilla board: Report

Three directors step down because they wanted a mobile-market expert from outside, not CTO Brendan Eich, as the new CEO, the WSJ reports. Also, Eich is dogged by concerns over 2008 gay-marriage stance.

By March 28, 2014


Apple tweaks Lightning spec following Kickstarter project gone awry

Apple is changing its Lightning specification license to allow both the aged 30-pin adapter and the Lightning connector in a single accessory.

By December 21, 2012


Apple reportedly pulls plug on project behind portable charger

The iPhone maker refuses to license the rights to its Lightning connector for use in a portable charging station, its CEO says in announcing refunds to Kickstarter donors.

By December 20, 2012


Apple changes Lightning spec after killing Kickstarter dock

Apple has tweaked the specs for its Lightning charger following furore over a failed Kickstarter project.

By December 22, 2012


Zynga earnings disappoint, stock tanks

The social-gaming company had revenue of $332 million for the quarter ending June 30, well below the analyst forecast of $344.8 million.

By July 25, 2012


Shmoop sends your kids to school--online

Online study guide Shmoop has improved its offering for high-school students. But it also has made it easier for those students to skip schoolwork on so many topics.

By August 28, 2009