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Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, Verizon: A week of CEO, boardroom shake-ups and other news

January 23, 2011 | 11:29 am

This past week may have been a week unlike any other for the technology industry, with Apple, Google and Hewlett-Packard each making news with respective CEO and boardroom changes, among news regarding net neutrality and Facebook investors.

For the executive changes, some are said to be temporary, such as Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs taking a medical leave but remaining CEO despite handing his daily responsibilities to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

Others could be the start of large changes -- such as the moves made at Google and HP.

The Times, on the Technology blog and with stories in the Times Business section,  covered the action with multiple stories from multiple angles all week.

Here, the Technology Blog has collected a rundown of the major news items as well of some of the most-read stories in Tech this past week.

Apple, Steve Jobs and Tim Cook

Apple's Steve Jobs to take medical leave

Steve Jobs no-show at Verizon iPhone event, the Daily delayed, due to health?

Steve Jobs medical leave: experts speculate but Apple quiet

Apple quarterly profit surges 78% to $6 billion

Apple falls but its rivals gain, pushing Nasdaq index to 3-year high

Steve Jobs and Apple probably picked the best day to announce medical leave

Steve Jobs: The perspective of Apple analyst Tim Bajarin

Apple's App Store hits 10-billion downloads mark

Google, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page

Google CEO Eric Schmidt to step down, co-founder Larry Page to take over

Google's Larry Page will try to recapture original energy as CEO

Google's quarterly profits jump 29% to $2.54 billion

Eric Schmidt, Google's outgoing CEO, to cash out shares worth $335 million

Google to give Eric Schmidt $100-million equity award, report says

Google Offers: Google's Groupon challenger is being tested

Hewlett-Packard and Meg Whitman

4 on HP board to step down

Verizon, net neutrality and the iPhone 4

Verizon files court appeal to stop FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon offers $200 gift cards for customers to switch to iPhone

Verizon says iPhone will pause Web for calls: 'a phone is only as good as the network'

Facebook, more privacy issues, raises $1.5 billion

Goldman Sachs cuts U.S. investors out of Facebook deal

Facebook grants developers access to user addresses, phone numbers

Facebook temporarily disables developers access to user addresses, phone numbers 

Facebook raises $1.5 billion, $1 billion of it overseas, will share financials by April 2012

-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles