It’s back. Or, at least another iteration of Google Glass is in the works, and 9To5Google has photographic evidence to prove it. “Google’s next move for Glass is clearly into the enterprise, and the device that Google is using to make this move … has improved internal hardware, and a new look built around a button-and-hinge system made for working environments,” it reports.
Evernote’s vice president of partnerships Alex Pachikov is reportedly moving on next month, while vice president of brand Andrew Sinkov has just left the struggling startup. “These exits come five months after CEO and co-founder Phil Libin shifted to executive chairman following the appointment of ex-Googler Chris O’Neill to the CEO hot seat,” TechCrunch notes.
The New York Times talks with Axel Springer executives about the company’s digital reboot. That includes the senior managers who, in 2012, were sent to the U.S. “to network with Silicon Valley executives and study the habits and mores of American start-up culture.” As a result, “Digital activities now generate more than 60 percent of Axel Springer’s revenues,” The Times notes.
Gigster -- a startup that connects freelance programmers with the companies in need -- just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz. “As a (Gigster) customer, you write, in plain English, what you want your business app to do,” Business Insider explains. “Then, Gigster analyzes your request, figures out the best team for the job … and gives you a flat quote with a guaranteed price.”
n">A drum kit played by Ringo Starr on recordings of some of the Beatles' early hits, like "She Loves You," was bought by Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay $2.2 million, according to the U.S. auction house that managed the sale. Starr used the Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit in more than 200 of the band's performances in 1963 and 1964.
AOL President Bob Lord is reportedly preparing to step down, early next year. “Lord, 52, has his sights on running a public company, and that path was essentially blocked when Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion in May, making it a unit within a much-larger telecommunications behemoth,” The Wall Street Journal reports.