Feeds

Apple UK MD scoots off

Molynuex to join Yellow Pages wannabe Scoot.com in June

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

Apple UK chief Jon Molyneux is to quit the company to join Internet-based products and services directory service Scoot.com as its MD. Molyneux joined Apple in 1986 as a sales rep after a four-year stint with Acorn, a relationship that helped him form the company's education-oriented joint venture with Acorn, Xemplar. Apple took full control of Xemplar earlier this year. Close colleagues recall Molyneux's early days at Apple, most particularly his numerous afternoon absences from Apple's telesales operation as he nipped out to present the early evening drive-time show on an Essex radio station. In 1996, Molyneux was appointed Apple UK MD following a shake-up in the company set in motion by then new CEO Gil Amelio. At that time the company was Apple's third-largest European subsidiary -- currently, it's number one. Not that is has been all plain sailing. Molyneux led the UK wing's disastrous 1997 New Apple campaign, launched in the wake of the Labour party's election winning New Labour campaign. New Apple was quickly canned in favour of the US-led Think Different ad run. Molyneux's will take his place at Scoot on 1 June, allowing him plenty of time to select his successor (at press time, the company had yet to state its plans for replacing Molyneux). Scoot, best know for its ridiculous purple-faced mascot, styles itself as a new media Yellow Pages, and is backed financially by Dutch publishing combine and CMP suitor VNU Business Publications. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.