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RIM appoints new marketing, operating execs

May 8th, 2012

Research In Motion on Tuesday named two new executives as the shake-up atop its organization continues. Recently-appointed chief executive officer Thorsten Heins said during his first day on the job that finding a new marketing boss and making drastic changes to the company’s marketing strategy were top priorities for the struggling smartphone maker. While the …

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, Tim Cook takes his place

August 24th, 2011

Steve Jobs has officially resigned from his job as CEO of Apple, though he has been elected Chairman. Tim Cook, Apple’s long-time COO, who acted as CEO during Steve Jobs’ medical leaves will replace Jobs as CEO. Full press release from Apple after the break. UPDATE: Steve Jobs’ letter to Apple and the Apple community …

Verizon COO: AT&T/T-Mobile merger will ‘probably go through’

July 21st, 2011

Speaking during a recent Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference, Verizon’s Chief Operating Officer Lowell McAdam said he expects AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA to be approved by government regulators. “I’d say the merger will probably go through,” McAdam said. “It’s a merger AT&T probably had to do.” While other carriers such as Sprint …

China Mobile worker outs iPhone 5, due in September

June 23rd, 2011

A China Mobile employee allegedly revealed that the popular Chinese carrier will launch Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone this coming September, Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White wrote in a note to investors on Thursday. The news jibes with multiple earlier reports that Apple’s iPhone 5 is set to launch this September, though it may launch even sooner …

Apple COO hints at cheaper iPhone, better prepaid plans

February 28th, 2011

In a note to investors on Monday, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi said that Apple is looking to expand its smartphone market share by addressing the cost of its handsets. Apple doesn’t want its products to be “just for the rich,” Apple COO Tim Cook reportedly told Sacconaghi in a meeting, a possible indication that …

Verizon reorganizes executives; CFO, CEO, COO positions shuffled

September 20th, 2010

Today, Verizon announced a top-level, executive-role shuffle to the general public. Beginning on October 1, Dan Mead, current executive vice president and COO of Verizon Wireless, will assume the role of president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Lowell McAdam, who is currently in the VZW president and CEO role, will move to president and COO …

Microsoft COO: Windows Phone 7 to Europe in October, U.S. in November

August 2nd, 2010

If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s COO Kevin Turner has some good news for you. In a presentation regarding WP7, Turner let go the closest thing to a U.S. release date we’ve heard thus far, November. Turner said, “in the October timeframe and the November timeframe, October likely across Europe and November likely …

Microsoft COO: It looks like the iPhone 4 might be Apple's Vista

July 14th, 2010

Sometimes, company executives provide the best one-liners. Microsoft’s chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, was speaking at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. when he let this little cherub go: “It looks like the iPhone 4 might be their [Apple’s] Vista, and I’m okay with that.” But the COO wasn’t done there, he also went on to …