Check out this TEDTalk given by Thomas Suarez, a 6th Grader, about creating iPhone apps. He is one of these very confident, enthusiastic old before their time American kids who delivers a clear and engaging talk.
Who said the future didn’t have hope. If there are more kids out there like this one, they can only but bring more exciting developments in the world of technology and innovation.
Apple released this statement on their site:
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend
and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built,
and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s all we are going to write about his as there are many articles flying around, so make sure you check them out.
Thank you Steve.
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.
I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.
For the full report visit Engadget:
We wish Steve all the best with his health.
Apple have reported to have promoted Jeff Williams, VP of Operations to Senior VP. This places him just below chief operating officer Tim Cook. This is with the intention that he would take Cooks roll should he replace Jobs. It is reported that he would oversee product quality as well as help manage the supply chain. These are considered as Cook’s strengths and so would suggest that Apple have a lot of confidence in Williams’ abilities.
In August 2005 Williams was granted 40,000 stock options and end every year since between 10,000 and 26,250 across four years. If vested at once, this would make almost $27.3 million.
Williams was originally brougt on to Apple from IBM and as head of worldwide procurement and was responsible for the crucial task of getting components for the iPod. He then later, as VP played a major roll in the 2007 launch of the iPhone.
In recent years Jobs has been keen to show everyone that it is not just him behind Apples success and now shares the stage with Senior VPs who often give key presentation segments.
Only the future can tell us what will happen, but whoever takes over the roll of CEO has some big boots to fill. Finding the right person is key.
Check out this rather amusing Taiwanese 3D animation of Steve Jobs as a Darth Vader type character. We are loving the finger chopping solution.
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