Apple CEO Takes Second Medical Leave
Apple today said that CEO Steve Jobs is taking a second medical leave of absence. In a letter to Apple's staff, Jobs wrote, "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. I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple’s day to day operations." In January 2009, Jobs announced a similar medical leave. He returned to Apple's helm in the third quarter of 2009. Jobs has not provided an indication on when he expects to return to Apple.
Apple's CareKit to Help iPhones Owners Manage Their Health
Apple today announced CareKit, a tool that will work with mobile apps to help people track and manage various conditions and diseases. The app can be used to collect data points for a range of afflictions and then shared with family members or medical professionals.
Essential CEO Andy Rubin Takes Leave of Absence
Andy Rubin is taking some time away from Essential Products, where he is CEO. The company's day-to-day operations will be handled by president Niccolo de Masi during Rubin's absence.
Apple Plans Major Investment in U.S., Says 20,000 Jobs On Deck
Apple today outlined plans to contribute up to $350 billion to the U.S. economy across various avenues over the next five years.
Apple Releases ResearchKit for Medical Researchers
Apple today made available ResearchKit, a tool medical researchers can use to collect and gather health-related data. ResearchKit provides the base tools to help create apps used to perform tasks such as tracking the symptoms and progression of major diseases, including asthma, diabetes, Parkinson's, breast cancer, and others.
Essential's Andy Rubin Back to Work After Short Leave
Andy Rubin has returned to his duties as CEO of Essential Products after a very short leave of absence, reports Recode. Rubin took leave from Essential in late November after a relationship he had with a coworker during his time at Google became public.
I May Not Be the Largest Fan of Apple,
I'm sure he will be back...
But is this one different from his last leave of absense? Last time, he completely stepped back and had someone take over all his responsibility. This time he still has a hand in what's going on, just not the day to day...I dunno.
Get well soon.
With his ongoing battle with cancer, I hope this leave doesn't mean more than a few months rest. Last time he took a leave of absence he was fighting for his life. Lets hope he wins that fight again.
Best of luck Steve, get well soon!!
He is sneaking off to Verizon