Yanowski Named Ambient CEO

Carl Yanowski has been named CEO of Ambient Devices, a Cambridge, Mass.-based maker of ambient devices that displays various types of information. For example, it makes an umbrella whose handle glows when rain is in the forecast, and a small stock market tracking device that can sit on your desk or go in your pocket. Yanowski is the former president and COO of Sony Electronics who later served as CEO of Palm. www.ambientdevices.com