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Wondering what the next major release of iOS will look like? It will be even more interesting to find out following news that Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Vice President of Engineering for iOS on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch has decided to step down and retire after serving the Cupertino firm for 23 years. His retirement actually took place a couple of weeks ago, but fell under the radar until now. Lamiraux told 9to5Mac in an email that he had decided a "little while ago" that iOS 7 would be the last release he would work on. iOS 7 is visually different from previous versions, which Lamiraux knows... Read more...
There's evidently only so much a man can take, and honestly, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone: with profits falling, the PC industry as a whole crumbling in the wake of tablet and smartphone supremacy, and Windows 8 falling short of most expectations, Microsoft's CEO is throwing in the towel. Steve Ballmer, months after a complete re-org at the company, has just announced that he'll be winding down his role as CEO over the next 12 months, with Microsoft's board of directors now initiating a succession process. Until a successor is named, Ballmer has agreed to remain on as CEO. Essentially,... Read more...
Intel is losing a man with an impressive resume. Sean Maloney is retiring from Intel, leaving both of jobs--Intel Executive Vice President and Chairman of Intel China--open to the next person up. Maloney put in 30 years with the chipmaker and wore a number of different hats at the company over the years, including co-general manager of the Intel Architecture Group, chief sales and marketing officer, technical assistant to the CEO, and applications engineer. Intel CEO Paul Otellini gives Maloney credit for identifying the huge Asian market back in the ‘90s and more recently, introducing the... Read more...
In the wake of Steve Jobs' departure, Apple is probably going to have a rough couple of days, but one can't but chuckle at the irony of the former CEO's timing. Apple has a long history of doing things in a way that surpasses their competition and Jobs' announcement handily surpasses HP's decision to abandon tablets and PCs. HP, after all, is just a company. Jobs is an institution. At least, that's how he's seen. Not only is it nearly impossible to discuss Jobs without resorting to the gratuitous use of superlatives, it's equally difficult to discuss Apple without mentioning Steve. It's a mistake,... Read more...