Thursday, November 17, 2011
Google Music is here
* Nokia (NOK) discussed its plans to undercut Windows Phone-selling rivals, which in large part has to do with being price competitive. (Reuters)
* AOL executive Brad Garlinghouse, President of the Applications and Commerce group, and head of AOL's Silicon Valley operations, is reportedly quitting AOL. Garlinghouse joined the company in 2009, however according to GigaOm, AOL (AOL) is now prioritizing its web media over applications. Meanwhile, the company launched a preview of a streamlined version of its AIM service. (GigaOm and VentureBeat)
* GE (GE) is getting into software in a big way by announcing the $1 billion Global Software Center in San Ramon, Calif. The facility will have 400 employees with the goal of speeding up "the pace of innovation, collaboration, and commercialization of new technologies." (San Francisco Chronicle)
* Adding to what seems like an employee exodus, Twitter Communications Director Lynn Foxx is also leaving the social network. Foxx's departure is just the latest, joining others like ex-head of communications Sean Garrett and former VP of engineering Mike Abbott.