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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Cook’

Reaction to Steve Jobs Resignation

Jobs in 2007. Photo: Thor Swift for The New York Times

News that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO of Apple (he’ll serve in the newly created chairman’s position) has people responding from a business and consumer perspective.

The news has onlookers wondering how the company will fare. On the one hand, Steve Jobs is synonymous with the company and is credited with the innovation the company has demonstrated and the impact that innovation has had on people’s everyday lives. Writers say his personality as much as his tech savvy and business acumen drove Apple.

Still, because Jobs’ ailing health has been an issue for a while, the company appears to have a succession plan in place. The new CEO, Tim Cook, has stepped in to run the company previously, and has been leading the business since January when Jobs went on medical leave. The company’s stock has increased nearly two-thirds since the beginning of the year.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Tops the ‘Out’ Power 50

Photo: Joshua Scott

Apple COO Tim Cook has topped the fifth annual Out magazine Power 50, the list of the most influential members of the LGBT community. According to the magazine, this is the first time that someone from the tech community was chosen. Out goes on to say that Cook has “made sure Apple could deliver as demand rocketed” and calls him a “leader in waiting.”

Also in the top 10 on the list are Ellen Degeneres, Anderson Cooper, and Fox News’ Shepard Smith. You can check out the complete list here.

Verizon Presser Doesn’t Astound, But Was A Success

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So in case you’re already buried under a foot of snow and haven’t heard, Verizon held a big press conference today to announce that it will be selling the iPhone starting February 10 (advanced sales on February 3 for existing Verizon customers).

Marni Walden, CMO of Verizon Wireless, told the Wall Street Journal that “the marketing campaign will be ‘a substantial effort’.”

“She declined, though, to comment on the specific amount and added that the marketing also would ride on the built-in buzz around the product,” the story continues.

AT&T is already talking smack.

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