It's all about the executives: T-Mobile's hopes to get an early Christmas present that rhymes with shmyShone; Time Warner's wants an Apple TV; and apparently there's nothing Eddy Cue can't fix. The remainders for Thursday, November 29, 2012 are executing on all cylinders.
Could T-Mobile be getting the iPhone next week? That's the buzz Merill Lynch analyst Scott Craig is hearing, given the carrier's recent investment in iPhone-compatible networks and appeals to iPhone users. We hear it mainly depends on whether or not T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been naughty or nice this year.
Speaking of execs hoping for new Apple devices, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes reportedly is all in favor of Apple building an HDTV. Sadly, that same approach was taken by the guy at Troy who exclaimed "Hey, look! What a cool horse! Let's bring that sucker inside."
Exclusive: Apple's rapid expansion moves tech behemoth to third city (MercuryNews.com)
Pretty soon Apple's going to have more campuses than the University of Phoenix. The company's breaking ground on space in Santa Clara, not far from its current location in Cupertino, for a two-building campus. (Does two buildings a campus make?) Expected to be completed in 2014, it's reportedly expecting to be a holding pen for Apple employees not eligible for a trip on the company's spaceship.
Eddy Cue: Apple's Rising Mr. Fix-It (Wall Street Journal)
The Journal's got a nice profile of Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, whom it dubs "Mr. Fix-It." I think we all know who that makes Big Bob Mansfield.
Former Apple executive Tony Fadell has harsh words for the recently ousted Scott Forstall, saying in an interview with the BBC that "Scott got what he deserved." Not surprising, given that Fadell reportedly clashed repeatedly with Forstall while they were both at Apple. I wouldn't put it past Forstall to retaliate, though, so watch your back, Tony, just in case Scott starts developing the world's most advanced ceiling fan.