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11:00 AM ET, August 25, 2011


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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple  —  Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board  —  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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tim Cook e-mails Apple employees: “Apple is not going to change”  —  Tim Cook has already stepped up to reassure Apple employees that the company isn't going to change, according to an internal e-mail seen by Ars.  Sent early Thursday to all employees in the company—the morning …
Letter from Steve Jobs  —  To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:  —  I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.  Unfortunately, that day has come.  —  I hereby resign as CEO of Apple.
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Icon Ambulance  —  One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated.  As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said “Caller ID unknown”.  I choose to ignore.  —  After services, as I was walking to my car with my family …
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Essay: Jobs's Departure as CEO of Apple Is the End of an Extraordinary Era  —  Steve Jobs' resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Apple is the end of an extraordinary era, not just for Apple, but for the global technology industry in general.  Mr. Jobs is a historic business figure whose impact …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Steve Jobs's Best Quotes  —  Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, the company he founded and turned into the largest technology company in the world.  Although his tenure as CEO will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the sound of silence  —  Like many of my colleagues in Silicon Valley, I was having a fantastic day today.  It is crisp in the shade, warm in the sun.  The skies are a magical blue with puffy clouds floating like dreams.  And when all seemed to be going well, an email in my inbox …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Resigned  —  Reading around the web an hour ago, looking for confirmation of the then-minutes-old news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO, I repeatedly encountered and bridled each time at use of the adjective “shocking” to describe the announcement.  But my initial resentment was unwarranted.
Wozniak, Kerner, Haverty on Steve Jobs Resignation  —  Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., Lou Kerner, managing director at Wedbush Securities Inc. and Lawrence Haverty, a portfolio manager at Gamco Investors Inc., talk about Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs\'s decision to resign and the outlook for the company.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple posts new official executive organization chart  —  In light of today's shakeups, Apple has posted a revised organization chart on its website.  The chart lists the newly minted CEO Tim Cook, as well as the other executive staff.  It also shows Jobs' new position as Chairman of the Board and Cook's new Board seat as well.
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
Cupertino Two-Step  —  I was about to board an airplane Wednesday when Apple announced the resignation of Steve Jobs as CEO and his replacement by Tim Cook.  With a couple hours to think on my flight to Charleston it became clear to me that this story is far from over and the long-term leadership of Apple has not yet been determined.
Discussion: everwas
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Analysts react to Steve Jobs resignation: Apple move expected, Cook a star, buy
Robert Scoble / The Next Web:   A front row seat to Steve Jobs' career, by Robert Scoble.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:   Apple Patents Show Steve Jobs's Attention to Design
Why did Steve Jobs recommend Tim Cook to replace him as CEO rather than Jonathan Ive or Scott Forstall?
Discussion: Epicenter and Google Watch
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
What Happens Next at Apple?
Discussion: Shiny Objects
The Business Insider:
These Apple Execs Will Run The Show Now That Steve Jobs Is Gone
Discussion: @markgurman
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
HP's Todd Bradley Talks About PC Unit's Future, and His Own (Video)  —  There are lots of competing theories about the ultimate fate of Hewlett-Packard's $41 billion Personal Systems Group.  Spinoff?  Sale?  Nothing at all?  They're all on the table.  —  The unit's head and likely CEO …
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise Blog:   HP: Where is it going?  —  I am gobsmacked at the amount …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters  —  Get ready for the photo-filter wars to begin.  —  Facebook plans to add a series of photo filters to its mobile application in the coming months with the hopes of drawing off fans of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing application.
Tom Anderson / The Next Web:
How Google+ will succeed and why you'll use it whether you want to or not.  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Tom Anderson, the founder & former President of MySpace.  Follow him on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.  —  There's been more than a few “Google+ is doomed” articles as of late.
Discussion: VentureBeat and @carnage4life
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:   Inside Google+: The virtuous circle of data and doing right by users
Owen Williams /
Microsoft confirms Mango front facing cameras, Skype soon [Updated: Video proof!]  —  At Microsoft Tech Ed in New Zealand Microsoft has finally confirmed that front facing cameras (as well as support for them) is officially coming with the Mango update which is due to hit soon.
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