Tech Biz Roundup: WebMD Mired in CEO Debacle, Eastman Kodak Restructures
Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) and Deutsche Telekom plan to cooperate on mobile Internet businesses, though the details are a bit vague. Deutsche Telekom says it’ll “start some services and activities with Groupon in the coming months.”
WebMD (NASDAQ:WBMD) announces the resignation of Wayne Gattinella as CEO, President, and member of the Board of Directors and also warns its 2012 revenue may be 2% to 8% lower than 2011. The firm CFO Anthony Vuolo will serve as interim Chief Executive Officer.
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares of the United States smartphone market rose in the fourth quarter. It jumped from 26% to 43%, mostly at the expense of Android (NASDAQ:GOOG), which slipped from 60% to 47%, and Blackberry (NASDAQ:RIMM), which continues its slide hitting 6%, compared to 8% in the third quarter and 19% a year earlier
Eastman Kodak (NYSE:EK) has a new plan to cut the number of segments at the firm from 3 to 2 and create a Chief Operating Officer to help accelerate it into a digital company.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now embedding content from its users’ Google+ streams into their search results in several different ways, which according to Jolie O’Dell is the “biggest change in a decade” for Google search. Watch out Facebook and Twitter!
Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) is making available Big Data Appliance (BDA), a high-end solution for the fast-growing analytics market. Like Oracle’s Exadata and Exalogic machines, the product features an integrated package of hardware and software out of the box. Initial reactions to BDA were mixed. Larry Dignan states that there is a lower-than-expected price tag, which suggests Oracle, is dead serious.
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