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Apple Stands Firm On CEO Steve Jobs’ Return In June

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Apple’s annual shareholder meeting was relatively quiet. Aside from the by-the-book motives of some parties who grilled Apple execs about Steve Jobs, no journalists or reporters were allowed to directly relay information to the press, and as usual Apple did not release a transcript.
Macworld notes that one of the first questions asked at Wednesday’s annual [...]

Annual Apple Shareholders Meeting, Proxy Statement Made Available

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Ahead of Apple’s 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, we have made available the official proxy statement, as well as the company’s annual 10k report.
Questions about Apple CEO Steve Jobs are to be expected, and above all else, expect Apple to tiptoe around the subject. Ever since it was reported that the SEC was launching an [...]

Former Apple Enterprise VP Takes Over as 3VR CEO

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

3VR Security announced yesterday that Al Shipp, former vice president of the enterprise division at Apple, will be taking over as the company’s CEO effective immediately.
Shipp will join 3VR as a well known technology executive, known for building Apple’s sales and marketing group where he was able to triple business in a mere [...]

SEC Steve Jobs Health Investigation Underway, ‘Materiality’ the Root

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The Securities and Exchange Commission is officially investigating whether Apple and CEO Steve Jobs misled investors and shareholders by manipulating or withholding “material information” from the public.
As the Wall Street Journal explains, “This investigation exemplifies how the agency has run amok.” Reeling from low public confidence in the trade commission and SEC in general, [...]

Mark Papermaster Case Settled, Begins Work at Apple on April 24th

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

An ongoing legal battle between Apple and IBM over a poached expert chip designer named Mark Papermaster has finally been put to rest.
In a press release, printed verbatim below, Apple announced the arrival of Papermaster, who begins work on April 24th, 2009.
Mark Papermaster to Begin at Apple as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering [...]

Full Steve Ballmer Memo About Microsoft Laying Off Thousands

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

In some rather dismal news, Microsoft will be laying off thousands of employees based on horribly missed expectations for Q2. The cuts will be centered around Redmond, and the full memo from CEO Steve Ballmer to Microsoft employees can be found below.
As SiliconAlley notes, the layoffs will be happening in all of Microsoft’s divisions, such [...]

Tim Cook’s Aggressive Stance Towards Suing Patent Violaters (Palm?)

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In Apple’s Q1 financial results earnings call, COO Tim Cook made some particularly aggressive statements pertaining to competitors violating patents Apple holds. When looking at the marketplace, Palm should most likely be prepared to defend the newly announced Palm Pre.
After reiterating Apple’s stance on the netbook category, COO Tim Cook shifted positions to talk about [...]

IBM Seeks to Interview Apple Execs In Papermaster Case

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

IBM seeks information directly from Apple’s top line executives regarding the ongoing Papermaster lawsuit, which IBM hopes to win in order to prevent Papermaster from joining Apple Inc.
The ongoing saga has grown tiresome in the last few weeks. In a nutshell, Apple has seemingly poached Mark Papermaster, a skilled chip design guru, from IBM. [...]

Quad-Core iMacs in January, Snow Leopard Drops in Q1 of 2009?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Snow Leopard Early Next Year
Last week, Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at LISA ‘08, about the evolution of Mac OS X from large servers to embedded platforms. In his presentation slides (PDF) Hubbard reveals that Apple’s next version of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), will be shipping in the [...]

Judge Orders IBM to Pay $3 Million Papermaster Bond [Update]

Friday, November 14th, 2008

When IBM first filed a lawsuit against Mark Papermaster, attempting to prevent him from joining Apple, they only had to pay a $350 filing fee to pursue the case. Now, a judge is ordering IBM to put up a $3 Million bond to cover any wrongful damages or costs Papermaster may encounter.
In an attempt to [...]

Senior VP of Enterprise Sales Leaving Apple, No Replacement

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

The Mac Observer reports about another executive shake-up at Apple, where Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Al Shipp, is leaving the company, and apparently there is no replacement lined up.
Upon first read, it may seem like Apple is blatantly choosing to ignore enterprise sales, or put less emphasis on the market. However, back when [...]

How Much Longer Will Steve Jobs Be Apple’s CEO?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

It’s no surprise that Steve Jobs will one day retire from Apple. But how much longer can we expect Steve at the helm? And when it’s time for Jobs to move on, how much warning will customers, shareholders, and investors get?

The industry has come to know Steve Jobs as the face of Apple, bottom line. [...]

Mark Papermaster’s Bio Removed From Apple’s Website

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Cnet’s Tom Krazit points out that Apple has removed Mark Papermaster’s personal biography from their website, primarily in part to comply with a recent ruling in which Papermaster’s new position at Apple, has been put on hold.
Cnet continues to explain that this is likely due to a recent injunction delaying Papermaster from officially taking his [...]

Papermaster Ordered to Stop Working, Claims He Did Nothing Wrong

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

A judge has issued a court order for newly hired Apple executive Mark Papermaster to stop working immediately. Although IBM is suing Apple and Mark Papermaster for various anti-trust violations they believe to be true, Papermaster claims he has done nothing wrong.

When Apple first announced Senior VP of the iPod Division, Tony Fadell, was leaving [...]

Apple’s iPhone May Actually Become A Starbucks After All

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Imagine waving your iPhone at your television and seeing your favorite news feeds show up on the big screen. These are just some of the ideas AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De la Vega spoke about at the recent Web 2.0 Summit.

De La Vega talked about a lot more than the iPhone tethering plan we reported [...]

Apple’s Gulfstream Jet Bill Last Quarter: $189,000

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Every once in a while a report comes in about how much Apple CEO Steve Jobs has spent on fueling up his Gulfstream jet and flying around the world. Last quarter’s bill was $189,000. Not that much when compared to $550,000 in air travel expenses during the December quarter.
Whether you choose to believe the speculation [...]

Tony Fadell to Remain as Special Advisor to Steve Jobs

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Former senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, Tony Fadell, will not be completely isolated from the Cupertino-based company, following his recent departure as he has been appointed a Special Advisor to Steve Jobs.

Apple’s most recent 10-K filing reveals that Fadell will be keeping ties with the company as a Special Advisor to Steve Jobs, [...]

Apple Is The Best Run Company In America

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

In a time of vast economic downturn and financial instability, not many companies are able to shake-up management, launch high-end technology products, and position themselves as a leader both on, and off Wall Street. With CEO Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple has officially set itself apart from the rest of the floundering tech industry, [...]

Thank You Tony Fadell

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

After seven long years, a world changing device and change of Apple’s fortunes forever, Tony Fadell has bid the Cupertino-based company farewell. While the average iPod owner may never have known of his existence, his tenacious ingenuity had helped change the face of the entire music industry.
In the mid 1990’s, Tony [...]

Apple and IBM Set to Clash Over Executive Poaching

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

After weeks of speculation, Apple has finally confirmed former IBM Vice President, Mark Papermaster, has taken over the iPod and iPhone division. Not only has this change in leadership opened a new chapter of legal warfare between Apple and IBM, but it has closed a chapter on one of Silicon Valley’s most storied careers: [...]