RE/CODE NEWS AND CONTENT

Gaming

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Names New CEO

Pekka Rantala, currently CEO of beverage maker Hartwall, will take over by the beginning of next year.

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August 29, 2014, 4:58 AM PDT

General

China’s Wanda, Tencent, Baidu to Set Up $814 Million E-Commerce Company

The new venture will be the biggest online-to-offline e-commerce platform in the world, said its CEO.

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August 29, 2014, 4:50 AM PDT

General

How to Properly Grill Labor Day Kebabs, Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules for Criminal Success and More #Mustreads

You animals are doing it wrong: Grill like ingredients together and then put them all on a stick.

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August 29, 2014, 3:00 AM PDT

Voices

Alternatives to Going to Burning Man (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac & Snaggy.

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August 28, 2014, 5:45 PM PDT

Policy

U.S. CTO Takes New Role in Silicon Valley, Charged With Luring Tech Talent Into Government

The new move closely follows the departure of Deputy CTO Nicole Wong.

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August 28, 2014, 1:51 PM PDT

General

Dropbox Hires Lookout CMO for Marketing VP Slot

Julie Herendeen will report to COO Dennis Woodside.

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August 28, 2014, 11:59 AM PDT

Code Red

Code/red: Insert Bad iPhone Charger Pun Here

Plus, Apple announces its big event and the best Amazon customer service chat ever.

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August 28, 2014, 10:15 AM PDT

Media

Want to See Aziz Ansari’s Next Stand-Up Show? Check Twitter, Then Give Him Your Phone Number.

The comedian’s fan base uses Twitter and texts, so he’s using Twitter and texts to promote his “pop-up” shows.

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August 28, 2014, 9:29 AM PDT

Mobile

Apple Makes September 9 Event Official With New iPhones and Wearables Expected

The event will take place at the Flint Center in Cupertino.

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August 28, 2014, 9:06 AM PDT

Commerce

Amazon Quietly Hires Visa Credit Card Boss to Expand Little-Known Lending Business

Nick Talwar is “leading Amazon’s global expansion into the lending industry.”

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August 28, 2014, 8:11 AM PDT

Social

A Q&A With the Q&A Boss — Quora’s Adam D’Angelo Takes Our Questions

Most users just read.

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August 28, 2014, 6:00 AM PDT

Mobile

PBS, Sesame Workshop Team Up on New Cookie Monster App

Cookie Monster’s Challenge represents the first time they have worked together on an app.

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August 28, 2014, 6:00 AM PDT

General

Okta Names CA Technologies Exec Wittman as New CMO

It’s Okta’s second senior hire this year.

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August 28, 2014, 5:00 AM PDT

General

Microsoft CEO Nadella to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe

The September visit was planned before China’s investigation began, Microsoft said.

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August 28, 2014, 4:06 AM PDT