Longtime Havas Digital executives Gabriel Saenz de Buruaga and Anthony Rhind have been named co-CEOs of the agency. They succeed the shop's veteran CEO Don Epperson, who reportedly is leaving to helm a startup.
Although new Yahoo! chief executive Carol Bartz represents a "fresh start" for the portal's leadership team, a search deal with Microsoft isn't likely to happen anytime soon, according to this article. Yahoo!'s board reportedly isn't pushing for a pact right away, and Microsoft is said to be focused more on cost-savings than deal-making. Microsoft did not comment for this article.
Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has become "synonymous" with company products, according to this article. Now that he's taking leave from his job because of illness, some observers are wondering whether the company he transformed from a computer maker to a global brand can survive without him.
Google's Catalog Search, Dodgeball and Mashup Editor are among the products getting the ax, according to postings on various company blogs. In related news, Google soon will stop allowing uploads on its Video application, stopping development on its Notebook tool and converting Jaiku to open source software available via the Google Apps Engine.