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Survey shows Steve Jobs' absence not deterring Apple's customers

A ChangeWave survey suggests Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of Apple will have little impact on the future sales of Apple hardware. Between September 6 and 12, ChangeWave surveyed 2,297 respondents and found that only 4% of people would be less likely to buy Apple products now that Jobs is gone. ...

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Apple stock performance under Steve Jobs

We can talk about Steve Jobs' legacy as CEO of Apple, look at the products he launched and analyze the earnings statements, but sometimes all you need is a simple picture to summarize it all. As Edible Apple points out, Apple's stock price from when Jobs took the helm in 1997 until now reveals ...

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Tim Cook reportedly responding to customer emails

We'll miss a lot of things about Steve Jobs being at Apple in the CEO position, but one loss will be his tendency to answer all kinds of customer emails in person, no matter what the topic (or time of day). There's hope, though: MacRumors has our first reported "TimMail," in which new CEO Tim C...

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Apple awards CEO Tim Cook one million stock shares - if he stays until 2021

Now that Tim Cook is CEO of Apple, how do you ensure you keep him at the company's helm? How about by awarding him one million shares of Apple's stock. A form 8-K filed with the SEC gives the details: In connection with Mr. Cook's appointment as Chief Executive Officer, the Board awarded Mr. ...

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Apple updates executive chart to reflect CEO changeover

Apple's page of executive biographies has already been updated to match the new reality, with Tim Cook in the top left corner as CEO. Cook's bio now states that he assumed the top job in August of 2011. Cook's presumptive successor as COO is SVP of Operations Jeff Williams, who sits on the lo...

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Tim Cook takes over as Apple CEO

Amidst the pathos and shock of Steve Jobs' resignation from his post as Apple's CEO (while still retaining his role as chairman of the board), one line from Steve's resignation letter should be ringing exceptionally loudly in the ears of all Apple fans, not to mention Wall Street's decision maker...

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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO (Updated)

Update: Apple has officially named Tim Cook as the company's CEO. The press release can be read below. Stay with TUAW for reactions and analysis tonight. --- This day was not unexpected, but it is still one that carries with it a bit of wistfulness. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has submitted his resig...

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Apple's board discussing eventual Steve Jobs successor

According to The Wall Street Journal, some of Apple's board members have been informally discussing an eventual successor to Steve Jobs since the CEO began his latest medical leave earlier this year. These board members "have discussed CEO succession with executive recruiters and at least one head...

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Disney will not be a part of iCloud launch

Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke at the D9 conference this week, and said that while he considers the cloud to be a huge force in technology going forward, he's not sold enough to be included in the first round of Apple's almost-announced iCloud service. Whatever Steve Jobs announces for iCloud on M...

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Jobs reportedly told Nike "Get rid of the crappy stuff"

Steve Jobs is often regarded as a visionary who rejoined a failing Apple in 1996 and propelled it to the top of the electronics industry. As a result, people are combing through Jobs' history to find the secret to his success. Carmine Gallo of Forbes stumbled on an interesting conversation Jobs...

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Steve Jobs was top choice for Google CEO

Steven Levy's new book, In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, has some interesting insights regarding the relationship between Steve Jobs and Google throughout the years. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that when Sergey Brin and Larry Page were looking around for a new ...

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The iPad's effect on rival companies' CEOs

Apple's iPad and iPhone are shaking up the netbook and smartphone market, producing a chain reaction of events that has led to the resignation of chief executives from three major electronics manufacturers. This past Thursday, Acer Corp. CEO Gianfranco Lanci became third in the line when he ann...

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AT&T CEO promises improved service from T-Mobile deal

Businessweek had a chat recently with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and he told them that the pending merger with T-Mobile would have the intended effect of improving service and capacity on the networks for all of AT&T's devices, including, of course, the iPhone. "Virtually on the day y...

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Barron's: Steve Jobs among world's best CEOs

Barron's compiled its annual list of the world's 30 best chief executives, and Apple's Steve Jobs tops the list, again. Jobs was selected for his vision and forethought that anticipates the products and services that customers want, even before they realize it. Jobs' insight has led to the develo...

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Former Sun CEOs recount plan to buy Apple in 1995

At a recent Churchill Club dinner in California, Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy and former Sun CEO Ed Zander spoke candidly about Sun during its heyday in the 90s when it was poised to buy the then-struggling Apple. Michael Spindler headed Apple at that point, and the company was on the dow...

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