Apple gets ready to talk numbers, COO Tim Cook puts a stop to an ugly rumor, and Gizmodo totally scores another Apple scoop. The remainders for Tuesday, September 28, 2010 are dead ahead.
Buckle your money clips, folks: Apple will be announcing its fourth quarter financial results on Monday October 18, where it will no doubt tell us just how awesome Apple TV pre-orders were.
Apple: Cook not going to HP (Barron’s)
Barron’s Tiernan Ray says Gleacher & Co.’s Brian Marshall told him that Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook told him that Cook had denied all rumors that he would be taking Mark Hurd’s spot as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. In related news, Jenny Slater told me that Katie Marston said that Josie Winters said that Cook is like, “so dreamy.”
Tech blog Gizmodo has acquired the plans for Steve Jobs’s soon-to-be-constructed house, which will replace the vintage building he fought tooth and nail to have torn down. And to think, Gizmodo only had to pay five grand to buy the blueprints from a guy who “found” them in a bar.
Tim Armstrong: We got TechCrunch! (Tech Crunch)
Speaking of buying things for inscrutable reasons, AOL has purchased tech blog TechCrunch and its attendant network of sites. I have to say, I’m always glad when two companies I don’t care about consolidate—it’s so much less overhead for me.