HTC’s president of smartphones Chialin Chang has resigned

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This morning brings us news that HTC’s Chia-Lin Chang, who was occupying the position of President of Smartphones and Connected Devices, has resigned. Chang previously worked at Motorola and Goldman Sachs before joining HTC as CFO in 2012. Over the past couple of years, he’s been at the helm of HTC’s switch in design language with the U Ultra and the U 11 variants. According to Apple Daily and UDN, he plans to set up his own AI company in Taiwan later in the year.

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HTC smartphone president Chialin Chang has resigned

Not long after letting go of its Pixel team in exchange for some much needed cash from Google, HTC is now also losing its smartphone lead. Chialin Chang, who joined the company as CFO back in April 2012, has immediately resigned as the President of S…
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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations

TV producer Isa Hackett recently went public with complaints.

Less than a week after Amazon suspended its Studios chief Roy Price following sexual harassment claims, the executive has resigned from the company, a spokesman confirmed.

The departure comes after TV producer Isa Hackett went public last week with details about harassment allegations against Price in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Hackett, an executive producer of the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle,” had previously declined to publicize specifics of the incident, but later said she felt compelled to come forward after a host of women went public with harassment and rape allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Since Price’s suspension last week, it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that he would not return to Amazon. The resignation also comes shortly after The Wall Street Journal published a critical piece about Price’s tenure at Amazon.

CNN’s Brian Stelter first reported news of Price’s resignation on Tuesday. Amazon exec Albert Cheng will continue to fill in for Price on an interim basis.


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500 Startups’ Dave McClure has resigned as general partner

His resignation was announced in an email to the incubator’s limited partners on Monday.

Dave McClure, the founding partner of tech incubator 500 Startups, has resigned just days after the New York Times reported he had sent inappropriate messages to a female entrepreneur seeking a job at the fund, Recode has confirmed.

In the hours after the report went live, 500 Startups co-founder Christine Tsai announced McClure would be stepping back from his role as executive partner because of his “inappropriate interactions with women in the tech community.”

As of a few days ago, McClure was simply moving away from managing the day-to-day operations of the incubator. But now, McClure is leaving 500 Startups completely. According to the email sent to the fund’s LPs, McClure had to agree to resign, which he did. Axios first reported his resignation.

“As Dave legally cannot be removed without his consent, we needed him to agree to this resignation,” the email reads. “Thankfully Dave has agreed to resign, and we will be moving forward on formalizing the resignation.”

McClure apologized following the Times’s report, writing a blog post Saturday titled “I’m a creep. I’m sorry.” McClure admitted to having inappropriate interactions with women in his role as the fund’s co-founder, and said: “For these and other incidents where I have been at fault, I would like to apologize for being a clueless, selfish, unapologetic and defensive ass.”


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Recode Daily: Uber and out — Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO of the company he co-founded

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Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO of Uber, the ride-hailing service that he helped found in 2009 and that he built into a transportation colossus, after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay on at the company. Several of Uber’s major investors demanded that Kalanick resign immediately. Just yesterday, Recode editor Kara Swisher wondered, can Kalanick be redeemed? [Recode]

Uber is finally adding the ability for passengers to tip drivers in its ride-hailing app; it’s part of the company’s promised “180 days of change,” which includes more features in support of drivers. Meanwhile, the company’s largely MIA co-founder said Uber has been too obsessed with growth and neglected parts of its culture. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

More details emerged from Monday’s White House “tech week” meeting — as observed by Recode’s reporter, who was in the room where it happened: Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Trump discussed health care and immigration, Google talked AI and everyone on the Silicon Valley squad was interested in tax reform. Here’s a list of who was there — and video. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Amazon Prime is testing a try-before-you-buy option on up to 15 pieces of clothing at a time, with bigger discounts for customers the more they keep. Amazon took some cues from e-commerce startups like Stitch Fix and Bombfell when crafting the service, called Prime Wardrobe, which is in beta. [Jason Del Rey]

Due to an editing error, yesterday’s newsletter incorrectly said Stitch Fix had hired a new CEO; the company has hired a new CFO, Paul Yee. We regret the error.

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