How excited would you be if you received a memo from your CEO effectively gifting you an iPad this holiday season? For the 1,800 staff members of newspaper Financial Times, it was indeed a dream come true.
Microsoft confirmed last Friday that CEO Steve Ballmer plans to sell nearly one-fifth of his shares of the company, valued at $1.3 billion. Meanwhile, the company’s Kinect gaming technology apparently went to Apple first, but the creator of the technology found them difficult to work with.
Steve Jobs now has the approval needed to tear down his 17,000 square-foot historic mansion, which once belonged to copper baron Daniel Jackling. In its place, he will build a new house--dare we call it, iHouse--that is somewhat modest for a billionaire technology CEO. Costing $8.45 million dollars, the 4,910 square-foot house will feature five bedrooms and plenty of windows and decks.
On the heels of a survey this week that claims most iPhone users in the U.S. are perfectly content to stick with AT&T should Apple’s handset wind up with other carriers, the telco’s CEO also appears to be thinking, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
In a deal announced on Monday, Intel will acquire German mobile chip manufacturer Infineon -- who makes the baseband chip used in the iPhone -- in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. Prior to making the move, Intel’s chief claims that he solicited Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ opinion, who is said to be “happy” with the deal.
We’re used to seeing lists of the top earners, right? So imagine our surprise when CNNMoney offered up a list of the 15 top CEO overachievers -- you know, the guys who on the books make little in salary but make up for it with bulging stock options -- and Apple’s own Steve Jobs makes the top of the list.
In the latest Stevemail, Jobs wants iPhone users to be less concerned about the multitasking features and just learn to love them. MacDaily is reporting that in a latest email to a MacDailyNews reader inquiry, Jobs simply replied, "People shouldn't have to understand multitasking. Just use is [sic] as designed, and you'll be happy. No need to ever quit apps."