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Jobs' world traveling low this winter

updated 01:50 pm EDT, Fri May 9, 2008

Jobs' travels less

In the past, Morgan Stanley analyst Kathryn Huberty asserted that Steve Jobs' plane travel filings with the SEC are indicative of Apple product releases, since Jobs tends to travel more when signing deals with new companies. Silicon Alley Insider notes that while this is usually the case, March quarter filings show that Jobs' travel reimbursement is only $30,000 - contrasted against $550,000 in the December quarter - despite Apple sealing major international deals with cell carriers Vodafone, America Movil, and Telecom Italia.

Silicon Alley Insider also theorizes that the deals could have taken place before or after the March quarter, or that representatives for each of the three telcos came to Apple's campus to do business. Another theory is that Jobs flew on United Airlines, thereby reducing flight expenditures from having to maintain his Gulfstream V jet.

by MacNN Staff



  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Doesn't need to anymore..

    He no longer needs to go and do his song-and-dance to convince these people. They are now coming to him. They want it so much.

  1. macbones

    Joined: Dec 1969



    holy c*** $550K in a quarter? GOD I would like to live his life for a DAY

  1. MeandmyMac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    he's cutting deals...

    Steve is just being eco-friendly when he cuts those deals. He now uses the phone, uh, iPhone. lol.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Maybe he finally realized that there's lot's of companies out there to deal with, and you don't have to go 'in-person' to get a deal done. Fire up iChat on the iphone and do a video chat with some head-honcho...

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