Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Jul 13, 2015

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese video game giant’s consoles-only policy. In a brief statement, the Kyoto-based firm said Iwata passed away on ...

Takeda gains first foreign chief as Weber is appointed CEO

Mar 5, 2015

Takeda gains first foreign chief as Weber is appointed CEO

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has named Christophe Weber chief executive officer as part of a planned succession that makes the French national one of the few international executives to lead a Japanese company. Weber, currently the chief operating officer, takes the new position effective April ...

Abercrombie CEO exits; buyout now seen as possible

Dec 10, 2014

Abercrombie CEO exits; buyout now seen as possible

Private-equity firms have waited for this moment: Mike Jeffries is no longer in the retailing business. The controversial chief executive of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. retired Tuesday, clearing the way for any suitors interested in the teen retailer. Jeffries, 70, was long seen as ...

Demoted worker shoots tech firm CEO, kills self in Chicago

Aug 1, 2014

Demoted worker shoots tech firm CEO, kills self in Chicago

A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company’s CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown Chicago office building in the bustling financial district, police said. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said a worker at a technological company pulled a gun after entering ...

Post-Gates Microsoft's woes laid to Ballmer

Sep 9, 2013

Post-Gates Microsoft's woes laid to Ballmer

“Do you have an iPod?” Steve Ballmer: “No, I do not. Nor do my children. My children — in many dimensions they’re as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I’ve got my kids brainwashed: You don’t use Google, ...