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Where Does Steve Jobs' Absence Leave Apple?

Jan 18, 2011, 23:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"The Martin Luther King holiday isn't usually a time of big tech announcements, but a brief email sent to employees by Apple CEO Steve Jobs yesterday set the tech industry abuzz.

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""At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company …."

"Jobs said in a brief email that also said COO Tim Cook would be responsible for all of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) day to day operations. Cook filled in the last time Jobs took extended medical leave in 2009 following a liver transplant."

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