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March 4, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery Technology Conference before a name change this year -- will take place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on Wednesday and Thursday. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The invitation-only confab will feature panels, networking and presentations from chief executives of about 150 companies in the social, mobile, analytics and cloud sectors.
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March 4, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery Technology Conference before a name change this year -- will take place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on Wednesday and Thursday. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The invitation-only confab will feature panels, networking and presentations from chief executives of about 150 companies in the social, mobile, analytics and cloud sectors.
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BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It's back to basics for BlackBerry, as the Canadian phone maker has said customers should expect most of its future devices to come with keyboards built into the hardware. John Chen, the company's new chief executive, told Bloomberg that he is a big fan of the physical keyboard for which BlackBerry is known, and that he believes the keyboard could power the company's comeback. "I personally love the keyboards," Chen reportedly said. "So you will look to Blackberry going forward to do keyboards -- I wouldn't use the word exclusively, but predominantly.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It's back to basics for BlackBerry, as the Canadian phone maker has said customers should expect most of its future devices to come with keyboards built into the hardware. John Chen, the company's new chief executive, told Bloomberg that he is a big fan of the physical keyboard for which BlackBerry is known, and that he believes the keyboard could power the company's comeback. "I personally love the keyboards," Chen reportedly said. "So you will look to Blackberry going forward to do keyboards -- I wouldn't use the word exclusively, but predominantly.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
BlackBerry's interim chief executive is fighting back against competitors who claim the smartphone maker is on its last legs. John Chen, who replaced former CEO Thorsten Heins after his ouster in November, said in an Op-Ed article Monday that he's "not focused on who BlackBerry used to be -- I'm focused on what BlackBerry will be today and in the future. " The company has been suffering from huge subscriber losses, executive turmoil and widespread layoffs for months, and for many consumers, the brand is no longer a go-to when it comes to buying a new mobile device.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five North Hollywood High School students have become regional champions in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl. The students -- Alexander Yen, Timothy Shiew, Denise Ye, John Chen and Joseph Chang -- will now advance to the National Science Bowl in Washington from April 27 to May 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2008 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
Throngs of Chinese Americans protested outside CNN's offices in Hollywood on Saturday morning, calling for the dismissal of commentator Jack Cafferty, whose recent remarks about Chinese goods and China inflamed a community already angry about international condemnations directed at the host country of the upcoming Olympic Games.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Sybase Inc. said it will divide the company into four units to improve its focus in areas that are growing more rapidly than its main database business. The Emeryville, Calif.-based company has struggled to return to rapid growth in revenue and profit amid slowing demand for its database software. Sybase is trying to sell more software that links mobile computers to corporate systems, tools for developers of Internet programs and software that lets companies more efficiently use databases.
BUSINESS
November 4, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Sybase Inc. Chairman Mitchell Kertzman resigned from the database software maker to become president and chief executive of Network Computer Inc., a software maker majority-owned by Oracle Corp. Kertzman, 49, replaces David Roux, Oracle executive vice president of corporate development, who becomes chairman of closely held NCI. Sybase President and Chief Executive John Chen assumed the chairman title as well at Sybase. NCI, jointly owned by Oracle and Netscape Communications Corp.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
T-Mobile, which got into a bit of trouble with BlackBerry a few days ago when it encouraged its BlackBerry users to switch to the iPhone 5s, is trying to make amends. The wireless carrier said in a blog post that starting this Friday, it will offer a $200 credit to users -- including non-T-Mobile customers -- who trade in their current BlackBerry and upgrade to a new T-Mobile device, whether that's a new BlackBerry or another manufacturer's device. Existing T-Mobile BlackBerry users who trade in their BlackBerrys and choose a new Q10 or Z10 smartphone will get an additional $50 off. PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy The limited-time promotion came a day after BlackBerry CEO John Chen blasted T-Mobile in a blog post for targeting BlackBerry users with an offer to switch to the iPhone 5s for $0 down.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
BlackBerry's interim chief executive is fighting back against competitors who claim the smartphone maker is on its last legs. John Chen, who replaced former CEO Thorsten Heins after his ouster in November, said in an Op-Ed article Monday that he's "not focused on who BlackBerry used to be -- I'm focused on what BlackBerry will be today and in the future. " The company has been suffering from huge subscriber losses, executive turmoil and widespread layoffs for months, and for many consumers, the brand is no longer a go-to when it comes to buying a new mobile device.
HEALTH
October 11, 1999
James Barber President and chief executive Healthcare Assn. of Southern California John Chen President, Lotus Herbs Inc. Gray Davis Governor, State of California Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding Director of public health and health officer Los Angeles County Dr. Alan M. Heilpern President, Horizon Health Services Dr. Jeffry Huffman Chief executive USC Care Medical Group Inc. Peter Lee Executive director Center for Health Care Rights Dr. Susan M.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1989
Westin Hotels & Resorts has named Chieko N. Aoki chief executive, in addition to her current duties as deputy chairman of the chain. She succeeds Harry Mullikin, 62, who is retiring as chairman and chief executive after a dozen years in those posts. John H. Aoki, president and chief executive of Aoki Corp., becomes chairman of the hotel chain.
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