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Qualcomm cutting jobs amidst financial woes, legal battle with AppleWould not surprise me to see Apple buy them...and sell off what they don’t want, or just buy or license the part they do. Intel modems don’t perform as well as Qualcomm’s in iPhones, so Intel is not a very good alternative there yet. A forever license deal seems more likely -regulators don’t really want Apple to control the Android chip market, and neither would Apple.
Apple exec Eddy Cue nets $59M in vested company stockI like Eddy because of his history with the company and past with Jobs... but he's bitten off (or been given a bite) more than he can chew and should probably have a lesser role/comp at the company. iTunes is a mess, AppleTV is still without content deals and not best in class, iCloud is still an untamed beast, etc. Yes, yes, Apple has always had issues with cloud/SAS pre-dating MobileMe going back to eWorld... so you could say he runs the most difficult area of the business for Apple. Ok, fair enough, but its still a mess so lets refresh and get some more talent on it, and reduce Eddy's load a little... and for god sakes lets not overpay him like this. Its not like he has keys to the castle.