Eddy Cue Profiled; iTunes 11 May Land Today

Eddy Cue

According to a recent Wall Street Journal Report, iTunes 11 may launch today, November 29.

The Journal is accurate with Apple rumors, but their wording implies that today is more of a possibility than a set date. That’s just a small part of their story, though.

It’s actually a much more interesting piece that profiles Eddy Cue, who recently moved up the ranks in the Apple management shuffle. He’s been at Apple for several years, but we only tend to hear from him at Apple media events. Names like Jony Ive and Tim Cook are often mentioned when speaking about Apple executives, but his role is an important one as well. Here’s a portion of the article:

Mr. Cue gained credibility at Apple by fixing some of the company’s flops, including the MobileMe data syncing service. He re-launched the failed service as iCloud in 2011.

The iCloud launch required major investment in data center technologies outside Apple’s expertise, and former employees recall development was rocky.

But Mr. Cue stayed calm and told employees he had confidence in them, one of those people said. Apple said iCloud now has more than 200 million users, roughly half the size of iTunes.

You can read the rest of it here.

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