Remains of the Day: It’s not easy being CEO

It’s not easy being CEO. Just ask AT&T head honcho Randall Stephenson, who isn’t exactly swimming in fanmail. And HP CEO Mark Hurd has a few words on why HP did—and more importantly, didn’t—buy Palm. Read on for the remainders of June 3, 2010.

Court examining Gizmodo devices over iPhone (CNet)

The saga of the prototype iPhone continues, with an impartial court-appointed “special master” beginning his collection of evidence from Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s possessions. Steve Jobs spoke out on the case during his D8 interview earlier this week, saying he wouldn’t “let it slide.” Gawker CEO Nick Denton responded by saying “It is good to see Steve Jobs so animated.” Whoa. Four words: Animated. Steve Jobs. Movie. Pixar, you know who to call.

HP CEO Mark Hurd talks datacenters, networking and Palm (ZDNet)

Among the jewels from Hewlett-Packard CEO, this one shines exceedingly bright: “We didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business.” To be fair, given Palm’s recent performance, you could argue they hadn’t really been in the smartphone business for some time.

Customer threatened with legal action for e-mailing AT&T CEO (So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish)

Whereas Steve Jobs has taken to responding to a big chunk of his e-mail, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson apparently felt annoyed enough by an e-mail from a customer expressing his displeasure over the recent data plan changes that an AT&T “Executive Response” agent called the blogger and warned him that he might get a cease & desist letter if he persisted writing. AT&T now says it’s apologizing to the customer and will address his concerns. Well, you know, unless that would actually involve changing their plans again.

Japanese doctor uses iPad to assist surgery (Wired UK)

During a surgical procedure at Kobe University’s hospital, doctors whipped out an iPad to help them finish the surgery. Macworld has obtained this exclusive image of which app the iPad was running.

Apple’s forgotten founder still wandering in the desert (MercuryNews)

The Mercury News profiles Apple’s third co-founder, Ron Wayne, who gave up his 10 percent share of the company just 12 days after its was incorporated. Sadly, Wayne’s unlucky streak has extended all the way to him being named the second unluckiest man alive, after this guy.

  
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