Apple granted Tim Cook a promotion and retention award valued at $376 million when he took over as CEO in August, according to documents filed with the SEC.
Consumers took advantage of Cyber Monday deals, racking up $1.25 billion worth of online purchases on the first business day of the week following Thanksgiving.
Based on the first three weeks of November, comScore is forecasting 15 percent growth in e-commerce spending for the 2011 holiday season.
If an online shopper is using an iPad to browse retail sites, that shopper is likely to make more purchases and spend more money than someone using an Android device or PC -- at least according to IBM Coremetrics.
2010 was a good year for Adobe Systems CEO and President Shantanu Narayen, whose $12.2 million compensation package is more than double the $5 million he earned in 2009.
As IBM topped the list of U.S. patent winners for the 18th year in a row, Apple broke into the top 50 for the first time.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's stock awards fell 8 percent in 2009, but he earned a cash bonus of $5.85 million that helped increase his total compensation by 35 percent.
Compensation for Adobe Systems president and CEO Shantanu Narayen took a big hit in 2009, as did the company's annual revenue and income.