Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple, he announced to the company’s board of directors.

“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs wrote in a letter. “Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple.”

Variety reported that Jobs recommended selecting Tim Cook as CEO of Apple, and asked to continue serving as chairman of the board and Apple employee. Jobs previously had a 2½-month leave in 2004 to undergo surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer and a 6-month leave in January 2009 for what turned out to be a liver transplant later that spring.

Cook was serving as CEO of Apple from January, when Jobs took another medical leave from the company. Apple stock (AAPL) has already dropped nearly $20 USD since the news was announced.

Facebook Credits are hot. More and more businesses — both large and small — are exploring how they can incorporate Facebook Credits into their overall social strategy.

Many businesses embed YouTube videos on their sites, but visitors can click through the video to YouTube and off the brand’s site. Enter Vidyard, which is launching today as an affordable way for businesses to host videos that can be viewed either on a landing page or via an embeddable player.

Android now has a total of over 150 million activated devices worldwide.

It wasn’t all that long ago when MySpace defined social media, and Facebook was this little know social niche site focused on college students. People really like exclusivity however, hence the invitation-only Google+. And, guess what – it appears to be working.

Here are a few tips for how “going the extra mile” can be applied to your web site. We’ve put together a list of five things you can do to make your customer’s time on your site more enjoyable and more productive.


/*By Scott Lorenz
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