Of all the news items we report here at MacLife.com, writing about the death of Apple co-founder Jobs at age 56 is certainly the one we’ve dreaded the most. By now, co-workers, celebrities, politicians, journalists and even regular folks who simply love Apple products have all chimed in on the news. We woke up this morning in a world with one less visionary -- particularly difficult when there are so few of them to begin with. Here’s a recap of related news and events for Thursday, October 6.
Eric Schmidt may not be the CEO of Google these days, but he’s still a very visible face for the search giant. At this week’s Dreamforce 2011 conference in San Francisco, the Google chairman lavishes praise on Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple while lamenting that he couldn't stay on the company's board of directors.
Steve Jobs mentioned his firm belief in Tim Cook that he'll be able to handle the duties of CEO just fine when he wrote his resignation letter to Apple's board this week. Now it appears Apple's board feels the same way about their new CEO, as they presented Cook with a tidy bonus in an SEC filing. What's the bonus, you ask? Oh, just 1 million restricted shares of Apple stock!
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.