Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave (Video) "I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can"

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Steve Jobs
CEO
Apple


Apple CEO Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave

Apple CEO and Co-Founder Steve Jobs announced in an email to employees today that he is taking a medical leave of absence. Apple Inc. issued the following Apple Media Advisory today, Monday, January 17, 2011:

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:

Team,

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.

Steve


All the Best Mr. Jobs!

First and foremost we wish tech legend Steve Jobs the very best. Thank you Mr. Jobs  for your continuing excellence and enthusiasm in life which is a shining example. Thank you Sir for your ongoing inspiration to us. We hope you will soon be back at the helm of your beloved Apple. God Bless.


WSJ: Steve Jobs to Take Medical Leave

Apple chief executive officer Steve Jobs told employees in an email Monday that he will be taking a medical leave of absence but will remain CEO. WSJ's Marcelo Prince talks to Lauren Goode about what it means for the company and its shareholders.




About Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple Inc.

Steve Jobs is the CEO of Apple, which he co-founded in 1976. Apple is leading the consumer technology world with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, its family of iPod media players and iTunes media store, and its Mac computers and iLife and iWork application suites. Apple recently introduced the iPad, a breakthrough Internet and digital media device, plus the iBookstore, alongside iTunes and the App Store.

Steve also co-founded and was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios, which created some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time including Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille. Pixar merged with The Walt Disney Company in 2006 and Steve now serves on Disney's board of directors.

Steve grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley, and still lives there with his family.


About Apple Inc.

Apple's Mission Statement and as described in press releases, "Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices."


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