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Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian will replace Diane Greene as head of the cloud division at Alphabet Inc’s Google in the coming weeks, Greene announced in a blog post on Friday, after a tumultuous year for the business. FILE PHOTO: A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., November 1, 2018. REUTERS/ Stephen Lam/File Photo Greene said she had joined Google three years ago with plans to leave after two years and will move into investing and philanthropy…

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Tesla names director Denholm to replace Musk as board chair

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc has named director Robyn Denholm as board chair, fulfilling a demand by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to strip the job from Elon Musk, the electric car maker’s wayward chief executive who has dragged the company through months of turbulence. The appointment was required as part of a September deal Tesla struck with the securities regulator to settle fraud charges against Musk and Tesla. Legal experts said it was unclear if Denholm, who has been on Tesla’s board for four years, was independent enough for…

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Tesla names new chair to replace Elon Musk

Image copyright Reuters Electric car company Tesla has appointed an executive at Australian company Telstra to chair its board. Robyn Denholm takes over the role from founder Elon Musk, who will remain as Tesla’s chief executive. Mr Musk agreed to give up the chairmanship last month to resolve claims of fraud brought by US financial regulators. The settlement requires Tesla to install an independent chairman, among other penalties. The move scotches reports that James Murdoch might have been appointed to the job. Tesla has endured a difficult few months, following…

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Golf: Uihlein leads in Vegas as big names in striking distance

(Reuters) – Peter Uihlein roared home with five birdies in the final seven holes to earn a two-shot lead in the second round at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – European Tour – Irish Open – Ballyliffin Golf Club, Ballyliffin, Ireland – July 7, 2018 Peter Uihlein of the U.S. in action during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough/File Photo Uihlein stayed patient after a slow start and was rewarded with a “stress-free” five-under-par 66 in benign afternoon conditions…

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Embattled BT names Worldpay’s Philip Jansen CEO

(Reuters) – BT Group Plc (BT.L) named Philip Jansen as its new Chief Executive on Thursday, ending months of speculation on who it would task with tackling a host of problems at Britain’s biggest broadband and mobile provider. British Telecom (BT)’s headquarters is seen in central London, Britain May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay – RC173FB00160 Several media outlets had flagged Jansen as the frontrunner for the job over the last few months after the board and investors lost confidence in his predecessor Gavin Patterson earlier this year. Jansen joins from…

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Instagram names Adam Mosseri as new head

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Instagram on Monday announced that long-term insider Adam Mosseri will take over as the new head of the photo-sharing app, a week after its co-founders resigned. FILE PHOTO: Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Product Management for Facebook, speaks during 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach Mosseri, who joined Facebook in 2008, was most recently Instagram’s vice president of product. He had previously overseen Facebook’s news feed and spent a decade working closely with Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer Mark…

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Baby names: Is Muhammad the most popular?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boxer Cassius Clay Jr changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he converted to Islam Oliver was declared the most popular boys’ name for the fourth year running, but some readers asked if there were actually more babies called Muhammad. They also wanted to know which names were given to an equal number of girls and boys and when the name Doris was popular. Here are the answers: Is Muhammad really the most popular boys’ name? Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Distance runner…

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Baby names: Why are Leigh and Tracey unpopular?

Image copyright Leigh Samuels Image caption Leigh Samuels named his daughter Aveigh by merging the initials of his favourite football team, Aston Villa, with his own name As the most popular names for baby boys and girls are revealed, the BBC asked people with a name that’s fallen out of favour why they think that is. In the 1980s, hundreds of boys a year were called Leigh. In 2017, just three babies were given the name, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Leigh Samuels, 36, from Wolverhampton, believes…

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Baby names: Hunter and Aurora join top 100

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Aaron and Jasper are declining in popularity but Nigel is making a comeback of sorts Hunter and Aurora have joined the top 100 names for baby boys and girls in England and Wales, according to official statistics. Oliver and Olivia remain the most popular names, positions they have held since 2013 and 2016 respectively. Two new entries into the top 100 boys’ names in 2017 were Hunter and Ralph, while Aaron and Jasper fell out of the top 100. New entries for girls included…

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Sam Morgan: The 17-year-old dressing football’s biggest names

Sam Morgan, 17, explains how Instagram and Fortnite helped him become a personal shopper for some of football’s biggest names, including Paul Pogba, Kevin de Bruyne and Dele Alli. Watch The Premier League Show, Thursday 13 September, 22:00 BST on BBC Two. WATCH MORE: The man who cuts Alli & Walker’s hair Source link

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