A longtime industry watcher moves to Cupertino, Steve Jobs’s email to James Murdoch is marked as read, and Tim Cook dodges an inane “rumor.” The remainders for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 are live, in the flesh.
Longtime Tech Industry Analyst Michael Gartenberg Joins Apple (Forbes)
Occasional Macworld contributor Michael Gartenberg—who has served as an analyst at Gartner, Jupiter Research, Altimeter Group, and Interpret, in addition to a brief stint at Microsoft—has joined Apple in a role that reports to Apple senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller. Let the iBagel rumors begin!
Here’s That Steve Jobs ebook Email to James Murdoch (AllThingsD)
The full text of the email between Steve Jobs and News Corp’s James Murdoch is a lot less damning than the quotes pulled by the Department of Justice for the ebook price-fixing trial. Except, of course, for that one postscript where Jobs added, “Let’s totally make sure we fix all of these prices! LOL!”
Apple Updates Look of Online Store With More Feature Images, Fewer Text Links (MacRumors)
Apple quietly updated its online store, with a new Father’s Day feature, as well as a slightly different aesthetic. Hey … how come they don’t have to take the Apple Store down to update the Apple Store?
STEVE JOBS HOLOGRAM?? Tim Cook Doesn’t Exactly Deny It (TMZ)
In related news: What the heck is TMZ doing at a Senate subcommittee hearing about offshore taxes?