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Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO; Tim Cook takes the reigns

Jobs was named chairman of the board, effective immediately.

By and Nancy Gohring, IDG News Service
August 24, 2011 07:04 PM ET

IDG News Service - Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple and will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, Apple announced Wednesday. Jobs has been elected chairman of Apple's board, effective immediately, the company said.

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is

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