Tag Archive: Departure


Why the departure of Apple designer Daniel Coster matters

The departure of veteran Apple industrial designer Daniel Coster is significant because, like the Mafia, no one ever leaves Jony Ive’s design studio. Coster, a core member of Apple’s design team for more than 20 years, is perhaps only the third member of Ive’s tight-knit industrial design group to leave in almost two decades. And […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Twitter and Wall Street react to Dick Costolo’s departure

Twitter head Dick Costolo will step down as company CEO, effective July 1. Co-founder Jack Dorsey will replace him while the company finds new leadership. This is pretty huge news for the microblogging site, but you almost wouldn’t know that…

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Steve Jobs was already preparing Apple for his departure in 2004

Although he ultimately ran the show at Apple until the middle of 2011, Steve Jobs began thinking about succession plans as early as 2004, when he was just 49 years old, according to a new Fast Company excerpt of the…

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Apple’s SEC Filing Reveals Tim Cook’s 2012 Compensation & Pay Raises In Wake Of Scott Forstall Departure

Back from the holidays, Apple has just filed a preliminary proxy statement with the SEC today in preparation for its annual shareholder meeting in 2013. It’s filled with a lot of insight into the inner workings of our favorite company, and while the biggest news is probably Tim Cook’s remuneration for 2012, there are also other interesting tidbits, including Apple’s resistance to the idea of the appointment of a Board Committe  [Read More…]

Survey: Jobs Departure Doesnt Dent iPad Demand

Just how important was Steve Jobs� departure as Apple CEO to sales of the iPad? Very little, according to a survey indicating consumers were prepared for Apple�s co-founder to step down.

The survey, published by Changewave Research, found just 4 percent of those surveyed between Sept. 6-12 said they were �less likely� to buy an iPad or other Apple gadget without Jobs� at the helm. By contrast, 89 percent of the 2,297  [Read More…]

Public Perception of Apple Improves Following Steve Jobs’ Departure as CEO

In the immediate hours following Steve Jobs’ announced departure as CEO of Apple, shareholders, investors, and industry analysts alike began expressing concerns about the potential fallout for the world’s most profitable company. Now better than one week removed from the installment of Tim Cook as the new Chief Executive Officer of Apple, it appears that anything but a death blow has been dealt to the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.

In addition to Apple’s stock bouncing this  [Read More…]

Jobs Departure May Be Rivals Only Chance to Compete

Even before Apple founder Steve Jobs cleaned out his CEO desk, rival companies are commenting on his legacy and bravery in the face of illness. Although Jobs� departure may be his rivals� only chance to compete with Apple, the glowing words should be for a dead leader, not one of the most ferocious competitors in Silicon Valley.

�What gets forgotten is the bravery with which he�s confronted his illness,� Sony CEO Howard  [Read More…]

Apple Losing iAd Chief in Latest Executive Departure

For being one of the world’s most profitable and iconic companies, top executives certainly appear to be in a hurry to bolt from Cupertino. Yes, we’re back with another executive departure to report. This time, it’s Andy Miller, the individual in charge of iAd, Apple�s mobile ads platform.

As The Wall Street Journal’s�All Things Digital�reported Wednesday morning, Andy Miller is a very high-profile executive with Apple who joined the company as VP of mobile advertising following  [Read More…]

Apple Braces for Another Top Executive Departure

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Another prominent longtime Apple executive is leaving the Cupertino, California tech empire. Word broke Thursday that Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing communications Allison Johnson is on her way out. Johnson’s position with the company is so high up that she reports directly to Steve Jobs, the company’s venerable CEO who is presently on medical leave.

While few specifics of the anticipated departure are known, it does  [Read More…]