Apple Makes VP Eddy Cue Boss of the Internet

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave iTunes man Eddy Cue a promotion on Thursday, naming him senior vice president of Internet software and services. Mr. Cue has been heavily involved as a company vice president managing the iTunes Store, App Store and other Internet services.

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As senior vice president, Mr. Cue will still oversee the company’s iTunes-related services and iBookstore, and will also manage the soon to be launched iCloud service, along with Apple’s iAd mobile ad service. Mr. Cue is taking over for Andy Miller, who is now part of a venture capital firm.

Apple’s executive bio for Mr. Cue states:

He is a 22-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people. Eddy played a major role in creating the Apple online store in 1998, the iTunes Music Store in 2003 and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in developing Apple’s award-winning iLife suite of applications. In his early years at Apple, he was a successful manager of software engineering and customer support teams.

In an internal memo 9 to 5 Mac obtained, Mr. Cook told employees, “Team, It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Eddy Cue to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services. Eddy will report to me and will serve on Apple’s executive management team.”

Mr. Cue is already hard at work in his new position at Apple.