Verizon sends the press release heard round the Intertubes, Apple announces a private soirée, and one fake Steve Jobs Twitter account finds itself under the gun. The remainders for Friday, January 7, 2010 can hear you now.
Verizon sends invitation, ‘Net flies into iPhone flurry (Ars Technica)
In the wake of a press event invite sent to many a tech blogger, the Internet is currently spewing more ash than Eyjafjallajökull. It seems that Verizon has something to say in New York on Tuesday, and the current odds-on favorite is the much-ballyhooed Verizon iPhone. Strange that Verizon is hosting and not Apple, but hopefully they’ll bring on Phil Schiller on to do a little soft shoe.
Schedule 14A (Apple)
Mark your calendars, Apple shareholders. The company is holding its annual shareholders meeting on February 23, 2011, beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific. The board of directors will be up for election, and there will be some matters to vote on, including “an advisory vote on executive compensation,” “an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation,” and, of course, crowd favorite “an advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on the frequency of the advisory vote on executive compensation.” Only one of those is made up.
Cupertino’s taken issue with a fake @CEOSteveJobs Twitter account, requiring that the owner add the word “parody” to the account bio. Whoa, whoa, whoa, that wasn’t the real Steve Jobs? Everything I know is wrong.