Today in Tech: Microsoft's exec shake-up, Groupon's Tibet ad

February 8, 2011: 6:00 AM ET

A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning even more executive management changes at the Redmond-based software giant to add senior product executives with an engineering background and with experience executing product plans. So far, four top execs have left the company since May, including 23- year company veteran Bob Muglia. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • After temporarily halting shipments of its Sandy Bridge platform due to design issues, the chip company plans to resume shipping but only for use in computers not affected by said issues, due in large part to requests from computer makers. Likely because of the whole kerfuffle, Intel said it will begin moving a new version of the chip in mid-February, a bit earlier than previously expected. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Forget the fact we've already covered a near-final build of Android 3.0 (codenamed "Honeycomb") running on Motorola's reportedly expensive Xoom tablet. Looks like Android 2.4, geared towards smartphones like ViewSonic's ViewPad, is due out in April. Confused by the odd numbering system yet? It's OK -- so are we. (Pocket Lint) More
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