Why Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is the next Steve Jobs

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Discussion:  Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, my be just the person to step up and fill the recent void in the technology industry–the void that  Steve Jobs’ ingenuity used to fill.  Bezos turned an online book seller into a multi-dimensional online retailer that will sell you just about anything, and also has become the most important provider of… Read more »

Who is Apple’s new CEO?

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Discussion:  Tim Cook is the new CEO of Apple.  He is taking over for Steve Jobs, Apple’s very visible co-founder, visionary, and CEO since 1997.  The change in leadership is supported by the majority of Apple’s employees and stakeholders as Jobs voluntarily resigns his post for health reasons.  The real test for Apple and Cook… Read more »

10 years later, Apple’s ‘crazy’ retail gamble is a hit

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Discussion: Ten years ago, analysts thought Apple was crazy to get into the retailing business.  But over 300 stores later, Apple has definitely proven their risky model a success.  In fiscal year 2010, 13% of Apple’s total sales, roughly $3.2 billion, came from the stylized and shiny stores, including their flagship 32-foot glass cube New… Read more »