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Former Apple marketer Guy Kawasaki makes move to Motorola

Some of you bigger Apple fans may have heard of Guy Kawasaki. He is one of the minds behind the marketing of the Macintosh computer in 1984. Well, for those of you who are big supporters of loyalty, you may not be happy to hear that Kawasaki has accepted a job with Motorola, which is now owned by Google. Kawasaki will apparently be an advisor for the…

iPhone 5 production “unrelated” to Foxconn hiring freeze

At around 10 am, Apple’s stock took a hit following the news that Foxconn, one of its main manufacturers, had frozen hiring across China until the end of March. AAPL dropped by 1.6%, and has fallen by 34% since its record high in September of last year. It appears the move by Foxconn had spooked investors, cautious that a freeze in hiring most likely…

Former employee reveals Jobs’ keynote preparation

During his time with us, Steve Jobs became renowned for many things, however perhaps one of his most illustrious talents was his keynote speeches. Today, a former Apple employee, Don Melton, revealed to the world some of the inner workings of those keynote speeches. Melton was a team leader in developing Safari and Webkit. He is already known for…

Apple is now tracking 1 million workers’ hours

As part of Apple’s efforts in bettering the conditions of working in factories that product Apple products, Apple has a page set up specifically for watching how it is being handled. Updated monthly is the chart above, where it shows the percent of work weeks in a given month that complied with Apple’s “Code of Conduct.” For this data, it recently began…

Tim Cook extends Thanksgiving vacation for employees

Following what he described as an “incredibly successful year”, Tim cook has lauded the hard work and dedication of his employees over the past year, going so far as to offer them an extended Thanksgiving vacation with pay! In an email addressed simply to “Team” Cook reflected on the product launches of the past six months, including the new iPad, Retina…

Verizon blackouts vacation from Sept 21-30, hinting at iPhone launch?

Verizon is reportedly blacking out vacation for its employees from September 21st through the 30th. This report, coming from TechCrunch, would line up nicely with the previously rumored (and oft mentioned) September 21st launch date for the newest iPhone. It is expected that Apple will announce the next iPhone on September 12th, and then release in the…

Yahoo employees getting iPhones?

This is just, interesting. The current CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, is a former Google Executive, which in and of itself makes this noteworthy. But, to make it more interesting, instead of going with her former employers mobile operating system of choice, she is choosing to go with the Cupertino offering. According to BusinessInsider, Yahoo will be…