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Old 08-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple


Apple has announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer.

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Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
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CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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I saw some pics of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates on some lake near Gates home in Minnesota. Making out. Coincidence? I think not.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Everything I've read about Steve Jobs has made him out to be something of an asshole

Granted to be the boss you have to make tough decisions, but still some of his motivational techniques were really dickish.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:00 PM   #5
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There have been rumors about his health for years now, I'm guessing this is related to that.


I would celebrate, since I really do hate apple's business practices and overpriced products, but when the founder of a company retires/dies the quality/service usually goes to shit.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:07 PM   #6
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So, the cancer then? He's stepping back from daily responsibilities without trying to look like doing it.

This settles the succession crisis.

Unfortunately, Apple is not Apple without Steve Jobs.

Cue Elektrodragon complaining he shoulda sold his stock :P
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:18 PM   #7
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Good now apple can fail. And the kicking in of doors over stolen pos phones can stop. Apple is a joke.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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Totally looks like cancer.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:43 PM   #9
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Stock prices will fall quite a bit due to this.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:49 PM   #10
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Good now apple can fail. And the kicking in of doors over stolen pos phones can stop. Apple is a joke.
I wish I owned a slice of a business that was as big of a joke as Apple!

For all the Apple hate, you can't fault that they have done the right things, the right way, at the right times. If they hadn't they wouldn't be kicking butt like they are.

Thankfully I haven't been sucked into the hype....



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Old 08-24-2011, 05:55 PM   #11
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I wish I owned a slice of a business that was as big of a joke as Apple!

For all the Apple hate, you can't fault that they have done the right things, the right way, at the right times. If they hadn't they wouldn't be kicking butt like they are.

Thankfully I haven't been sucked into the hype....



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If by right things you mean find a way to our evil Microsoft, yea, they sure did.
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If by right things you mean find a way to our evil Microsoft, yea, they sure did.
Out evil.

God. Damnit.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
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Totally looks like cancer.
Yeah I thought the same thing.

As much as I dont care for Steve Jobs or Apple products, it's a terrible thing that affects way too many good people. If that's what this is... Well good luck Steve.
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I had an iPhone. It gave me nothing but trouble trying to sync it with iTunes on my Windows Vista box. I guess I couldn't get used to the taste of dick in my mouth enough to go all Apple....
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I am no apple fan and i don't agree with their Philosophy in lots of matters, but most big corporations leaders aren't nice. I guess it comes with the job. In this case, its a job done, but apple will continue, i guess, as Microsoft did without Bill.
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End Times!

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:10 PM   #17
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Clearly Jobs, satisfied with the progression of "Hanging Out In A Coffee House While Looking as Fucking Smug as Humanly Possible and Very Conspicuously Trying To Be Noticed So Somebody Asks You About The Screenplay You're Pretending to Write" devices, will finally have the time to develop the next generation in "Continually Wearing The Same Goddamn Black Turtleneck and Jeans Every Fucking Day" technology

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Translation: "I just made a gazillion dollars. Peace out, bitches."
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I had an iPhone. It gave me nothing but trouble trying to sync it with iTunes on my Windows Vista box. I guess I couldn't get used to the taste of dick in my mouth enough to go all Apple....
That dick taste was the fact that you were using Vista. Who in their right mind would put themselves through that shit?
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Translation: "I just made a gazillion dollars. Peace out, bitches."
You forgot the line "Its time to go die of cancer"
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