Today in Tech: How much did Leo Apotheker walk away with?
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* Thanks to an 8K HP (HPQ) filed, we now know ousted CEO Leo Apotheker walked away with almost $10 million in payouts and bonuses. Meanwhile, new company head Meg Whitman will earn $1 — yes, $1 — a year, joining former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google execs Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and Larry Page, who also received negligible base salaries. (Reuters)
* TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington reflects on the one-year anniversary of the tech blog’s acquisition by AOL (AOL). “Public executions of leaders tend to have a severe chilling effect on whoever takes over,” he writes. “Arianna Huffington is, without a doubt, the current editor in chief of TechCrunch.” (Uncrunched)
* Meanwhile, CrunchFund partner Pat Gallagher chats about the fund and how the recent AOL-TechCrunch kerfuffle affects future deal-flow. (Bloomberg TV via Fortune)
* Will Facebook’s long-awaited iPad app and HTML5-based mobile app launch next week? (TechCrunch)
* Twitter’s ad sales are expected to hit nearly $140 million this year, up 210% from 2010. And expect revenues to climb higher. According to eMarketer, the social network should rake in some $400 million come 2013. (eMarketer)
* A full video of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Kindle keynote from earlier this week. (Geekwire)
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