We already know how most of you feel about Steve Jobs’ departure as CEO of Apple this week, but what about some of the company’s manufacturing partners in Asia? A new report claims that the resignation will have minimal impact on them, particularly because new CEO Tim Cook was already overseeing most of that business in the first place.
If Steve Jobs' Reality Distortion Field had a Bizarro counterpart, Tim Cook would almost certainly be at the controls. Raised on the mundane minutia of Apple's inventory chain and gross margins, Cook doesn't evoke adoration among Apple fanboys and girls; in fact, most of them wouldn't even recognize Apple's new CEO if they passed him on a Cupertino street.
Shortly before the stock markets closed this evening, news broke that Steve Jobs would be stepping down as CEO of Apple. This news came as a shock to many in the Apple community, and that shock seems to have also affected Apple stock price in after-hours trading.
It's well-known at this point that one of Larry and Sergey's top choices for Google CEO was Steve Jobs. Now, obviously that didn't work out, and Google was until very recently run by the capable but not-as-funny-as-he-tried-to-be Eric Schmidt. This got us wondering what Google would've been like if Larry and Sergey had managed to woo Jobs into the search engine's top spot. Using our patent-pending ImagiNation, we're going to take you to an alternate reality, where just such a thing happened.
If you think that former cell phone giant Nokia is going down in flames in their battle against Apple and Google, you’re not alone. Look no further than a leaked memo from the company’s new CEO, where he lays out the brutally honest truth.
With Apple CEO Steve Jobs taking his most recent leave of absence, it has led to Wall Street speculating on who may take over Apple should Jobs have to step down. In addition to that, an Apple Inc. shareholder proposal that specifies requiring Apple disclose a CEO succession plan won the backing of Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy-advising service today. Apple opposes the proposal.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced Thursday that he will be stepping down from his post effective April 4, at which time co-founder Larry Page will step up to the plate to take over as CEO. So where does that leave the former Apple board member now?
While the announcement of Steve Jobs' second medical leave of absence may have left some in the Apple world shaken, US analysts claim there's nothing to fear. US stock markets were closed today in observance of the holiday, so the effect of the announcement on Apple's stock has yet to be seen on Wall Street.
Apple issued a press release Monday morning to announce that CEO Steve Jobs would be taking a medical leave from the company, but will remain in his position and continue to “be involved in major strategic decisions.”