Google and Amazon Smart Speakers Use “Surveillance” — Betaworks CEO

[ad_1] In an interview with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer, top tech investor and Betaworks CEO, John Borthwick said that the information gathering by smart devices from the likes of Google and Amazon is “surveillance.” “From a consumer standpoint, user standpoint, is that these– these [smart] devices are being used for what’s– it’s hard to […]

Meet PayScale’s new CEO; Amazon’s treasurer departs – 10minmail

[ad_1] Scott Torrey. (PayScale Photo) PayScale‘s longtime CEO Mike Metzger has stepped down, and Scott Torrey will lead the company going forward. Torrey is a veteran of SAP Concur who spent nearly two decades with the company and was most recently chief revenue officer. “I’m thrilled to assume the CEO role of a market-leading company, […]

Remitly names diversity lead; Tableau hires marketing exec; ArtsFund taps interim CEO – 10minmail

[ad_1] Kim Vu. (Remitly Photo) — Kim Vu is the new head of diversity, equity and inclusion at Remitly, a Seattle startup that makes it easier to send money across borders. Vu most recently served as the Seattle market executive for Bank of America. “As the daughter of Vietnamese refugee parents, joining Remitly brings me […]

Accidental techie turned politician, Laura Ruderman weds both careers as CEO of the Tech Alliance – 10minmail

[ad_1] Technology Alliance CEO Laura Ruderman and her husband Craig Greenberg take to the skies in their Mooney airplane. (Laura Ruderman Photo) In the 1980s, when Laura Ruderman was a teen in New York City walking to the gym after high school, she would pass a homeless man at the 86th Street subway station. He […]

Feeling down on Seattle? Brian McGowan wants to fix that as CEO of Greater Seattle Partners – 10minmail

[ad_1] Brian McGowan, CEO and president of Greater Seattle Partners, enjoying a Puget Sound ferry ride with his son Aidan and dog Blubelle. (Brian McGowan Photo) Brian McGowan would like to remind you why Seattle is awesome. Of course there’s the natural beauty, the jagged Olympic and Cascade mountains, the shifting blue-hues of Puget Sound, […]

Moovel CEO steps down following ReachNow’s closure; PayScale gets a new CFO – 10minmail

[ad_1] Nat Parker. (Moovel Photo) Nat Parker, CEO of transportation software firm Moovel North America, is stepping down to rejoin the startup world. Former chief strategy officer and general counsel Jose Valera is taking over for Parker. Portland-based Moovel is part of a joint venture called Your Now between BMW and Daimler that also includes […]