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The CEO behind 'Fortnite' is now worth over $7 billion

The man in charge of the company that makes "Fortnite" is now worth over $7 billion. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is No. 194 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index of the world's 500 richest people.

Meet Beth Laird: Co-Founder and CEO of Creative Nation Special

Beth Laird, the co-Founder, and CEO of Creative Nation, chatted with Digital Journal about her event at City Winery, which benefits Preston Taylor Ministries.

Ceridian proves digital transformation is cultural transformation

When serial entrepreneur David Ossip took the reins at global HR management tech company Ceridian in 2013, he had his work cut out for him.

CEO Stephen Glicken talks about Project Admission and technology Special

CEO and co-founder of Project Admission, Stephen Glicken, chatted with Digital Journal about the origin of the company, as well as the digital transformation of the entertainment business.

Addiction Policy Forum CEO talks addiction prevention, telehealth Special

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, the founder, president and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum, chatted with Digital Journal about her national nonprofit organization, which raises awareness on addiction, prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Q&A: Why leadership matters for digital transformation Special

Cambridge - To make a success of digital transformation, effective leadership and a mature organization culture is required. An influencer at Harvard Business Publishing explains more.

CEO and co-founder talks Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation Special

Robin Cohen, the CEO and co-founder of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, chatted with Digital Journal, about the foundation and its future plans. She also opened up about the digital transformation of the nonprofit healthcare sector.

Spotify CEO admits hate content policy 'rolled out wrong'

On May 30, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek admitted to the hate content and hateful conduct policy on Spotify being "rolled out wrong."

Ex-Uber boss Kalanick is 'Steve Jobs-ing' search for a new CEO

Uber's search for a new CEO is full of Machiavellian drama. The company's former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, may have stepped down from the top position, but he's angling for a glorious return, according to a report in Recode.

Jack Dorsey's advice to entrepreneurs: 'Get out of PowerPoint'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Jack Dorsey's main piece of advice to entrepreneurs is don't spend too long dreaming about your idea — get out there and build it.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday its chief executive Travis Kalanick would take an indefinite leave of absence as it unveiled steps aimed at restoring confidence in the scandal-plagued ridesharing giant.

Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick to take leave of absence

San Francisco - Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick announced Tuesday he would take an indefinite leave of absence as the embattled ridesharing giant unveiled steps to reform a corporate culture marred by a series of embarrassing revelations.

Starbucks brand takes dramatic hit after refugee announcement

The perception of the Starbucks brand dropped dramatically after the company announced it would hire thousands of refugees. While no direct evidence their hiring policy is a direct cause of the drop, it shows a boycott by conservatives may be working.

Tim Cook and other execs took a pay cut for missing targets

Apple CEO Tim Cook and other top executives at the company were paid less in 2016 for missing performance targets, Apple disclosed on Friday.

Meet Keirsten Sires: Co-founder of Locker Room Talk Special

Sports journalist Keirsten Sires is the co-founder and CEO of Locker Room Talk. She chatted with Digital Journal about how she started her platform, and opened up about her proudest sports interviews.

CEO of Co-op asks for big cut in pay

The CEO of the Co-operative group has asked for his base salary to be cut by 40 percent because the job has become easier.

CFOs are closing the wage gap with CEOs

Chief financial officers are starting to close the wage gap with their CEO counterparts. According to the study, CEO compensation from 2013 to 2014 grew by a relatively small 0.7 percent, while CFO compensation increased by a larger 4.9 percent.

Steve Ballmer thinks only Microsoft truly competes with Apple

In an interview this week, the ex-CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer said he believes only his old company and Samsung can truly compete with rival Apple, claiming "nobody else is really trying" anymore.

BlackBerry CEO admits a smartphone pull-out may be on the cards

The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone, set for release later this year, has a lot resting on its shoulders. Many have speculated that it will make or break BlackBerry's handset business and this week CEO John Chen hinted he thinks the same.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey appointed permanent CEO

Social network Twitter has announced that ousted co-founder Jack Dorsey is to return as the formal CEO of the company. Dorsey has already been acting as interim leader since July when Dick Costolo stepped down.

Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO of fashion empire he founded

On Tuesday, Ralph Lauren stepped down as the CEO of the fashion empire he founded. He will be replaced by Stefan Larsson, the former global president of Old Navy.

Whole Foods will slash 1500 jobs to offer consumers lower prices

Whole Foods Inc. announced on Monday that it is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks in an effort to lower prices and keep up with the competition. The cuts make up about 1.6 of the company's workforce.

Ex-peanut company CEO sentenced to 28 years in salmonella coverup

Albany - Stewart Parnell, the former CEO of the now-defunct Peanut Company of America, was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds between 2008 and 2009.

BMW CEO collapses at auto show

Frankfurt - Harald Krueger, the Chief Executive Officer of BMW, collapsed during a news conference at Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany.

BlackBerry CEO: 'We need more apps'

BlackBerry CEO John Chen admitted yesterday that the company needs more apps if its handsets are to be successful. An Android phone is believed to be in the works to solve this problem, although Chen did not confirm this.

Op-Ed: Former Microsoft CTO is now CEO of Charity Navigator Special

Glen Rock - The response from people can be amazing, when they are called upon to give. Of all the sources of charitable giving, the most generous is from individuals.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's death sparks wave of tributes

Nintendo has confirmed that its president and CEO Satoru Iwata has died aged 55. Iwata had been recovering from cancer surgery last year and died of a bile duct growth on July 11. The games industry has been flooded with touching tributes for Mr Iwata.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel deletes all his tweets to advertise app

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has removed all of his public tweets from Twitter in an unusual marketing push for the popular instant messaging app. The aim is reportedly to highlight how Snapchat posts will be deleted after a few seconds.

Pakistani company accused of selling fake degrees

Karachi - Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, CEO of a company called Axact, was arrested after being accused of selling fake diplomas to people from all around the world.

Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg dies suddenly

Famed Silicon Valley executive Dave Goldberg has died suddenly at the age of 47. Described by Mark Zuckerberg as "an amazing person," Goldberg was married to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and has long been a key player in Silicon Valley.
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