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Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.30.12

Shakeup at Apple, Anderson Live Cancelled

October 30, 2012
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The rains may come, but the Revolving Door Newsletter goes on. In a huge shakeup, Scott Forstall is out at Apple. The "brilliant but polarizing SVP" was the man in charge of iOS and, at least to a certain extent, the entire direction of the company. He also led the Siri project and the Maps disaster, which hurt his standing within Apple. Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, and Craig Federighi will take over his duties. Elsewhere in Cupertino, John Browett says goodbye as head of retail, a job where he had been for just nine months. He replaced Ron Johnson, the dude who dreamed up the giant glass cubes that dot major metropolitan areas around the world. Browett, one of the first major hires for Tim Cook, drew criticism for trying to cut hours and increase profits. Your list of winners and losers, should you care, is here. This isn't a new Apple, but it's the biggest news since Steve Jobs passed away a little more than a year ago...

Anderson Cooper will not get a third season of his talk show Anderson Live, news announced during Hurricane Sandy. A release blamed the distribution market and said the show will continue through next summer as originally planned. He will continue hosting Anderson Cooper 360... One star loses a program, another gains one: Queen Latifah lands The Queen Latifah Show on CBS, beginning next year...

The New York Times Co. and the Newspaper Guild of New York tentatively reach an agreement that will work for both parties. Negotiations were getting ugly, so this is a good thing. We hope the truce lasts... David Ogul is tired of losing his job, so he's quitting the newspaper business. He'll still pen a monthly column for the San Diego Mission Times Courier... Sam Amick joins the USA Today sports section. He'll cover the NBA...

eBay lays off more than 325 employees in its PayPal unit. The move, which affects about 2.5 percent of the total full-time staff, comes in an effort to consolidate product-development groups. Additionally, another 120 contractors will be let go... Sergio Flores moves to ArnoldNYC as SVP/creative director. He previously worked at Publicis Mojo and Saatchi Wellness... Swapnil Patel joins McKinney as director of media... And there are changes at Evolution Bureau, Clear Channel Media, and more...

October 30, 2012: David Meyers has been named director of product development, State Track, at CQ Roll Call. He had been managing editor of member information and research there. (FishbowlDC)

October 29, 2012: Scott Hopeck has been named market manager at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Phoenix. He had been director of sales at Clear Channel Atlanta. (release)

October 29, 2012: Angela Kennecke has been named business editor at KELO in Sioux Falls, SD. She had been evening anchor there. (TVSpy)

October 29, 2012: Sammi Bjelland has been named 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor at KELO in Sioux Falls, SD. She had been multimedia journalist at KEYC in Mankato, Minn. (TVSpy)

October 29, 2012: Paige Kobert has been named director of project management at Evolution Bureau She had been executive interactive producer at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. (AgencySpy)

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