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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple's Board of Directors will meet next Tuesday to discuss possible replacements for Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who recently resigned due to increasing areas of competition between Apple and Google.
Whoever Apple elects as a director will be closely watched. The current board has been criticized by investors and corporate governance experts for its lack of independence from Mr. Jobs.

One person close to Apple has said in the past that Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook may be appointed to the board in the not-too-distant future. It's unclear whether directors will consider a board seat for Mr. Cook at next Tuesday's session.
Cook has been widely praised for his handling of Apple's day-to-day operations during Steve Jobs' medical leave of absence for the first half of this year and has been viewed as a possible successor to Jobs when the Apple founder officially steps down as CEO.

Article Link: Apple Board of Directors to Meet Next Tuesday to Discuss Schmidt's Replacement
 

rdowns

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Cook will be appointed to the board if it's decided that he is Jobs heir apparent.
 
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3N16MA

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I have already sent in my application, I got a call back from Apple HR asking me to come in for an interview next tuesday.
 
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ziggyonice

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9to5Mac had a poll on this earlier...

What if Mark Zuckerburg was on the board? I think having someone involved in the social networking revolution would be an important asset for Apple's future plans.

While I'm not a big fan of his, I don't think an alternative would be any better in this area.
 
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techfreak85

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9to5Mac had a poll on this earlier...

What if Mark Zuckerburg was on the board? I think having someone involved in the social networking revolution would be an important asset for Apple's future plans.

While I'm not a big fan of his, I don't think an alternative would be any better in this area.
is apple really about social networking?
personally i dont see them as a social networking co.
and also i dont see social networking being really big still in about 3 years, unless it is totals different then we know it as now.
 
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ziggyonice

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is apple really about social networking?
personally i dont see them as a social networking co.
and also i dont see social networking being really big still in about 3 years, unless it is totals different then we know it as now.

No, they're not. However, I think Apple is starting to realize its importance. There's already the rumors about iTunes 9 fraying into the social media area, not to mention iPhoto's involvement already. Perhaps integration into the OS would be the next possibility.
 
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revbarabbas

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I'm personally hoping for someone from the gaming industry, maybe help apple get into the console market ;)
 
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robanga

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Due to the fact that I will have to stop posting and participating in this forum, I have elected to decline any offer.
 
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Grimace

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Guys, calm yourselves. Boards are usually highly successful *external* business types - they don't have to like or use the products, just know good business practices.

I wouldn't count it out, but putting Tim Cook on the Board would not be a common move for a major company. The whole point of a Board is for EXTERNAL business knowledge.
 
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Eddyisgreat

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I'll do it. I'll push Apple's mobile offerings back into the powerhouse arena WITH razor thin thickness. The price will by sky high but I know how you all like "premium products".

EDDYISGREAT 2009!!!!
 
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Rocketman

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The most sensible thing to do would be to put the "next CEO" on the board now.

At some point soon Steve should be transitioned to emeritus status, with full access and input and decision making, through the CEO of the moment.

Steve J and Steve W can go on picnics at the new Cupertino Apple campus facility and also the east coast data center. I suggest they fly model rockets, just like at De Anza College. :D

Rocketman
 
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