• apple,  eddie cue,  itunes

    Jobs Wins Grammy Trustees Award

    The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has awarded Apple co-founder Steve Jobs this year’s Grammy Trustees Award posthumously.  Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the late Jobs.

    “Steve was a visionary, a mentor, and a very close friend,” Cue said. “I had the incredible honor of working with him for the last 15 years. Accepting this award means so much to me, because music meant so much to him.”

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOV-TJdLZ-4]

    [Via AppleInsider.com…]

  • apple,  eddie cue,  icloud,  ipad,  itunes

    Apple Hosting Education Media Event Thursday

    Earlier this week, Apple sent out invitations to an invitation only special event relating to education from Apple in New York City, also known as “The Big Apple.”

    The event will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum at 10:00am.  It has been rumored that Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software, will be involved in the event, however, there has been no confirmation from Apple on this point.  You’ll recall that the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBookstore, the iCloud and iAd services are all under Mr. Cue’s supervision.

    The speculation is that with an education focus, Apple is gearing up to make an announcement around electronic text books, iTunes U, and the iPad for all sorts of educational opportunities.

    As a parent, and an active member in my children’s school community, I personally, would love to see advancements in the area of text books and supplemental content.  Year after year, my children’s backpacks are loaded up with hard and soft cover books, library books, and binders of notebooks.  Lugging all of that back and forth to school every day can’t be good for their backs.  I think a little Apple ingenuity is just what the educational market needs.

    [Via Barron’s Tech Trader Daily…]

  • apple,  eddie cue,  rumors

    Rumor: Apple to Hold Media Event Later This Month

    Kara Swisher, of All Things D fame, is reporting that she has heard chatter than Apple has scheduled a ‘media event’ later this month in New York.

    “[S]everal sources underscored that the event is not related to an upcoming version of the iPad 3, the next iteration of the popular tablet device that many expect to be available in 2012.  Also unlikely, the rollout of Apple’s large-scale rethinking of the interactive television initiative that it has been working on.”

    Eddie Cue, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services, is also allegedly involved with this event.

    [Via AllThingsD.com…]