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#16 calimike

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:13


@HirokoTabuchi (NY Time reporter) tweeted "In Rare Shake-Up, Apple's Mobile Software and Retail Chiefs to Depart http://nyti.ms/SWqfSM Seems they were fired..."

https://twitter.com/...071211087597568



#17 Sandor

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:21

The mask is slipping. The knives are out.

Apple is going rotten.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:28

I can't believe so many people here hate a guy nobody's ever heard of before.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:38

I can't believe so many people here hate a guy nobody's ever heard of before.


What Apple keynotes much?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:45

I can't believe so many people here hate a guy nobody's ever heard of before.

You not knowing who he is != nobody knowing who he is

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:59

I can't believe so many people here hate a guy nobody's ever heard of before.


Dude if you don't know who that guy is, my question to you will be:

What planet are you from?

#22 Dot Matrix

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:31

Fired for not signing the iOS 6 Maps apology letter.

http://www.theverge....-apology-letter

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:35

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A great article on why he got fired

http://www.cultofmac...om-apple-today/

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:36

Dude if you don't know who that guy is, my question to you will be:

What planet are you from?


One where there are better things to do than keep track of every little person who works for companies like Apple ;)

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:40

http://www.businessi...-is-out-2012-10

oh oh.. the ship seems to be sinking ;)


Btw, this guy was one of the people who thought would have a really good chance of replacing Steve Jobs due to his similar attitudes and perfectionist approach. Doesn't seem he will be leading anything right now :)


Microsoft is hiring.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:43

Microsoft is hiring.


I am willing to bet vital parts of my body that he is going to do one of two things:

1. Join Microsoft
2. Join Google

I am sure either one will be more than happy to hire him just to get his knowledge.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:46

I am willing to bet vital parts of my body that he is going to do one of two things:

1. Join Microsoft
2. Join Google

I am sure either one will be more than happy to hire him just to get his knowledge.


... And shoot themselves in the foot in the process.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:50

The guy responsible for the Apple maps? I hope he can find his way out the door!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:57


Scott Forstall: Why Is Apple Keeping Him As An Advisor?


Even though it’s obvious that Scott Forstall was canned by Tim Cook, he’s being kept on for a year as an advisor to the CEO.

This seems to make no sense, but here’s why:


It’s all about preventing Forstall from jumping ship. Noncompete agreements are not enforceable in California. They are in other states and jurisdictions, but not in Apple’s home state.


Obviously, an executive of Forstall’s stature would be snapped up in a second by a rivals like Google or Microsoft.

Details of Forstall’s departure deal with Apple won’t be made known until Apple files papers with the SEC, but his new role as an advisor to Tim Cook is a bull**** job to keep him out of the job market.


Apple did exactly the same thing with Tony Fadell, the former head of the iPod division. When Fadell left the company in 2006, Apple made him an advisor to Steve Jobs for a year. He was given a big salary and stock grant to keep him happy. Several years later, he emerged as the founder of Nest, a company that makes smart thermostats, and is completely unrelated to smartphones or media players.


Even though Forstall will be held as an advisor, Apple can’t handcuff him forever. Forstall is too talented to not become a major player in the tech industry after a break from Apple.


Source and more info here: http://www.cultofmac...G35RGRFozGZQ.99

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:24

I am willing to bet vital parts of my body that he is going to do one of two things:

1. Join Microsoft
2. Join Google

I am sure either one will be more than happy to hire him just to get his knowledge.


Yeah, but I don't see why Microsoft would snatch him up since they're going in an opposite direction with Metro/Modern/WIndows Live Tiles with USB Support 2013 Plus!