Mantenna - Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

August 24, 2011
Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO, Kim Kardashian’s wedding album is here, and Paul Konerko gets his 2,000th hit…the Mantenna is freakin’ out, man!

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

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According to an official statement released late today, Steve Jobs has stepped down as the CEO of Apple. Jobs stated: “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. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.” Jobs went on to say that “as far as” his “successor goes,” he named “Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.” “I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.” There was obviously no word if this decision had anything to do with his health problems over the last few years. Either way, we wish Steve good luck on whatever the future hold for him. [WSJ]

Online Communities Gets Own Online Newspaper

A new online newspaper that promises to give a “voice to the Web’s communities” launched today, finally giving online communities a chance to read about themselves. The Daily Dot bills itself as the local newspaper of the Internet and sites like Reddit, Tumblr, 4chan, and Twitter are the neighborhood. Each “neighborhood” is a beat and covered by one of the newspaper’s 13 editorial staff. It is not an aggregator or trending site, rather reporters pick up the phone and delve deeper into stories emerging from online communities. So far the newspaper has published a quirky profile on the family behind the YouTube video of a girl dancing with a dead squirrel and an obituary of a contributor to Etsy Bitch. The Daily Dot is headed by former Valleywag managing editor Owen Thomas. [The Daily Dot]

Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Album

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The first official photos from Kim Kardashian’s weekend wedding to basketballer Kris Humphries have hit the web. People magazine reportedly shelled out $1.5 million for the exclusive rights to the reality television star’s quickie August 20 wedding ceremony and have published a special Kim Kardashian Wedding issue. Kardashian is pictured on the cover of the magazine in a specially designed Vera Wang wedding dress. Kardashian told the magazine she “felt like a princess” and thought she was “in heaven.” Hubby Humphries added, “I’m going to remember how perfect it was.” The actual wedding will play out on television this October in a special E! Network two-part special titled Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event. [E!]

Paul Konerko Gets 2,000 Hits

Even though his team lost a heartbreaker last night, Chicago White Sox Paul Konerko cracked his 2,000th hit while battling the Angels. The big-time hit tied the game, but the Sox sadly went on to lose 5-4. Either way, the hit stole the spotlight for the night. "It is what it is. I'm one of those guys where round numbers are nice and all, but you're always thinking about the next one,” Konerko said after the game. "But when you get a hit like that, the first thing you think of is, how the hell did Pete Rose get 4,000 hits?” Konerko told ESPN. "It's cool, it falls in the category of something you'll enjoy more when you're done playing. I'm glad it came when it was a meaningful hit in the game...It was cool, but another fight tomorrow.'' [ESPN]

Police Charge Louisville Man for Drinking, Driving and Sexing All at Once

George E. Howard of Louisville, Ky. was pulled over by police for suspicion of drunken driving, but not even the officer who made the arrest could have suspected just how many driving laws the man behind the wheel had broken. The officer spotted Howard driving recklessly on a highway around 1:30 a.m. while drinking from a beer can behind the wheel of his car. The officer pulled the vehicle over and approached the driver and discovered a woman bent over in the passenger seat with her head between the driver's legs. And as if the situation couldn't get more embarrassing, when Howard exited the vehicle at the officer's request, his pants suddenly fell to the ground. Howard faces criminal charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, and second-degree wanton endangerment. [Jalopnik]