John Paczkowski

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Jeff Williams Appointed Senior VP of Operations at Apple

Reports of a noteworthy ascension in the ranks of Apple’s executive bench today. The company quietly promoted Jeff Williams to senior vice president of operations from vice president of operations earlier this month.

On its face, the promotion might seem minor, but Williams is a 10-year Apple (AAPL) veteran and COO Tim Cook’s top lieutenant. He has also led worldwide operations for the iPhone since it first launched. So news of his new title is fueling speculation that he’s being groomed for the COO spot in the event Cook is someday tapped as CEO. “Someday” is, of course, the operative word here–particularly given Steve Jobs’s high profile lately and the command performance he gave at D8 this year.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

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December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Our study of iPod distraction found that selecting a song on an iPod can degrade performance almost twice as much as dialing a cell phone. Even more surprisingly, selecting a song can degrade performance twice as much as watching a video on the iPod.

— Researcher Dario Salvucci, whose work focuses on multitasking and interruption, including driver distraction